I have one of my rods used for 10min. and can't find a place for it in my arsenal. It is a custom rod built on a 6'6" St Croix 1C66M fiberglass blank, has a 7.5" handle, Chrome fuji alconite guides. Nothing special with it, it was a prototype I was fooling around with and with my height and proximity to the water, I needed the rod about three inches shorter. This rod will be good for a heavy handed, quick wristed tall person who likes actually being able to land treble hooked fish on a shorter rod. $50 takes it, approx value at $175. Later, Bryan.