Here comes another Seele build, 8'6'', 5wt. I picked up this blank from Mike McFarland when we met in Michigan last year. The Seele brand is no longer available, which makes this blank special. Mike is on his own, and will continue to design and produce blanks, but under his own name. This rod was appointed with an aluminum slide seat over a seamless grip/seat in flor grade Portugese cork. This reel seat operates down/uplocking, and has a snug fit thanks to the elasticity of the cork. Snake Brand Universal guides in chrome and a plain, chrome stripping guide. This rod was built as a barter for a Swedish customer and friend. I have already received the first report on this rod, and it was very positive.