8' Avid surf/Ballistic EX 4000 combo.
I built this hoping a lighter plug rod would let me do some fishing while healing up a damaged elbow. The rod was great, the elbow, not so much. The blank is an 8' St. Croix avid surf, rated for 3/4-3oz. The guides are fuji titanium sic's (TYSG's & TLSG's), and the handle is tarred seiners cord finished with turks heads. The reel is a daiwa ballistic ex 4000, with 330yds of 30lb hi vis daiwa J braid. The only visible signs of wear are on the tarred seiners cord, not a scratch or blemish on the rod or blank. 400$, 425$ for bait fishermen, picked up in Melbourne. No trades, thanks!