The rod is built on a discontinued RX7, 4 piece 3 wt, 8'6" blank. It's another deep green that the wraps matched perfectly. Add pewter trim wraps, dark nickel guides, Lemke reel seat and winding check and it turned out to be one slick looking rod. Turned the reel seat insert out of a beautiful piece of wood I had. Man, I wish a remembered exactly what wood it was because I'd definitely order up a bunch more.