Here comes a McFarland 8', 5wt blank that I recently picked up from a friend in the US. It's a very powerful and calm taper, with lots of butt reserve and a deep loading action. I have appointed it with my own reel seat design in aluminum and grey rubber, a Ritz grip and chrome guides wrapped in white silk. The stripping guide is highlighted with color preserved white thread, and the writing was made in white ink. I made this rod to match a reel made by my friend, reel maker Anders Schagerström. We will take some photos of the combo by the end of this week. This rod is available to order through Alternative Tackle in the UK.