This is a CTS 3 PC 15′ FF1503-3 4-8 lb Centerpin/Float Rod. Designed in New Zealand and received via Canada, this blank was selected after a careful consulting process for a prospecting customer. Looking to target fall and winter steelhead on the Salmon River, this rod was asked to be the perfect balance of simplicity and durability while maintaining a lightweight profile. In order to meet these needs the Fuji TYSG Spin Guides in the concept arrangement up to and including the tip top were selected, along with a complete flor-grade natural cork handle with Fuji graphite spin seat. A Struble black winding check was selected to match the Gudebrod black NCP wraps, which minimized toward the end. Coupled with the Forecast aluminum fighting butt to balance out the naturally tip heavy blank resulted in a very low profile, light build for a rod of this caliber.