Steffen blanks is together with Fenwick the most important reference for fiberglass flyrodders. But we don't see so many of those blanks here in Europe. The only reason for that is the fact Mark ships through FedEx, which makes it rather expensive to cross the pond. Last year I placed a big order, and this is one of those blanks. This is an 8'3'', 5/6wt in 3pc configuration. It's a medium fast rod with a solid backbone, perfect for bigger brown trouts and larger flies. I appointed it in a utilitarian style, emphasizing the fact this blank was designed to use and abuse. Orvis style cork grip, reel seat and stripping guide. Pearsall Gossamer silk in claret. This rod is spoken for. The beautiful tool.