This rod as been in progress for far too long, and I'm very happy to announce it's completion. This was made as a barter build for a fellow American rod builder. The blanks comes from our mutual friend, the talented Mike McFarland. This is a prototype blank, 8'6'', 4/5wt, with a slightly softer tip than on the production version. The rod was appointed with a reel seat made of cross cut Bocote and blued brass, with a smooth transition leading over to a cigar shaped cork grip. Snake Brand Original guides and YLI silk, and a Mildrum stripping guide. Bob, I hope this rod will serve you well, and that you and Mike get the opportunity to cast it together over a local IPA.