Here's some pictures of a finished rod w/reel (penn baha special), I had 3 built all with these reels on them. They are 6' Seeker Hercules Heavy Blanks with fuji guides/reel seat and x-wrap handles. The rods turned out awesome, rediculously light and incredibly strong. These rods seem like they weigh less than my light inshore spinners! The attention to detail is fanastic, I dont have a close up pic but Ray got a logo of our boat on rod, the 'Southward Special'. I lifted 30 pounds in dive weights with the rod for a test in the one pic, I couldnt keep the weight in the air long as the drag was slipping on the reel but it lifted it without issue. I love the length and ESPECIALLY the acid wrap, can really lean on these things without any torquing at all! Unfortunately its windy as heck this week so I havent got any blood on them yet, but soon!