A friend of mind picked up my light tackle spinning rod by mistake in a panic while drifting past a school of specks so rather than miss the party he used it. Well, it took a while to get it back because he said he was testing it. It didn't take much to get him to meet me at FTU to pick out some gear to build him one seeing I wanted my pole back. It's a 6'6'' M $10 blank out of the bargain area. Terrynj, thanks for the help and the company. I figured basic poles like these will give the common guy some encouragement, there's some works of art posting on this forum.