It's been a while since I finished a Blue Halo last time. The quality of these blanks is great and the color scheme is tasteful. This is a 8'6'', 7wt rod, perfect for streamers. Nature anodized Lemke skeleton with varnished tulip wood, chrome guides wrapped with Pearsall silk. I know that this rod will see some good use next summer. It's going to a close friend of mine in Finland who is also a great fisherman.