Here is a rodmaker you should be hearing more about. Takemoto Hollow T Construction 8'6 3/2 6wt. Graphite ferrules. Powerful fast action. Exceptional cane work! Tung oil finish. Patent-pending single wire/single foot snake guides. Mr. Takemoto used this rod model to win the 2010 Hardy Cup Championship held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. The rod weighs 3.9 oz.