This rod is nicknamed FrankenRod because it has an Orvis tip section and a Diamondback butt section. I fished it with a 5 wt line with an older Cortland reel today and caught several nice fish on the way home from archery hunting. It's about an 8' rod I used for nymphing and it was spectacular especially considering the two sections are held together with electrical tape! It was definitely a Trick or Treat on the river in my favor! This rod is only available upon request by you..Happy Halloween everyone! If you're in the southern Vermont area, please call us at 802-375-9313 and experience the best of fall fly fishing.