Well, thought I'd show one of my un-necessary custom toys... my new spinning combo for this season's steelhead. I guess if you can't be fishing for steelies, the next best thing is buying stuff to fish for steelies! I'm calling this outfit unnecessary because I have caught plenty of steel on very inexpensive equipment - not to diminish the fact that this is a HIGHLY functional fishing rod that is not simply for aesthetic purposes - it will be fished! The blank is a St.Croix SCIII, 9'6", medium/fast action, slate grey finish. Wraps are Black/Gold/White. Handle is 'hand chosen' Red Cedar with my initials burned into it along with a school of steelhead sporadically placed. I have matched the rod to a Shimano Stratic FH Series reel... I like the reel plenty by itself - but the color matched the white on the wraps nicely.