Some of budget blanks are surprisingly good, and this is one of them. Pacific Bay Rainforest 7'6'', 4wt is a graphite rod perfect for brook trout fishing in small creeks with high grass. 7'6'' is slightly longer than most of the brookie rods I use, but the extra length lifts the line over the grass and is still very accurate. I have been keeping this blank for a couple of years, but decided to build it and let go of it.
Finished with 6061 Alu skeleton and a straight Ritz grip. Another favorite of mine is to use a snake guide in stead of a stripping guide. It works fine on short distance and gives the rod a sparse look.