This rod was built for a customer residing in Michigan that is splitting it’s use between Fall and Spring run steelhead on the Muskegon and Pere Marquette, and also making the travel for frequent weekend getaways to Alaska targeting drop-back rainbows on beads off a drift boat. He explained to me his needs and expressed his want to make this rod unique. Fitted with a custom turned 45-degree cut burl block and rubberized cork handle, it also sports an ALPS TRI size 12 reel seat with inletted fighting butt for balance. Guides are entirely comprised of the popular Fuji TYSG concept guides with a main guide as a tip for smooth line flow. Thread is Pac-Bay Purple Mixed with Gudebrod charcoal and green metallic inlays. Finish is threadmaster lite in three applications.