The blonde rods look great but tend to be more brittle in my experience. I have a BR100 BR90 and BR80 in the darker glass and love them. They don’t have any stress cracks in the handle though the 100 has the aluminum sleeve but they fish great and have proven their worth over the years I’ve had them. Message me what you have for sale I’m always looking for more vintage rods to have fun withYes that hunter glass is great stuff but that particular one of mine is the thinner lighter one. My blonde BR80 is we're it's at! But really you push it to 25lb NICE. And with 60-80lb BF to show! is hesitate to even bring that rod out targeting tuna that size! Talk about a battle!.. Not to many people like that dark hunter glass. Well nobody on here anyways been trying to sell one for ALONG TIME.