I bought this rod 30 years back or so at a garage sale, cleaned it up and re-wrapped new fugi guides on it. Never used it but I bought this elec-tra-mate last year with a rod from the used sporting store at Monte Square run by Bryan. Rod guides are trash so I'm putting it on the Meatmaster. That was the only thing readable on the labeling but research on a square glass rod that turns round came up with "Even Tension rods", one of the 1st (if not the 1st) in the 1940s made of glass. They were considered good rods but shakespeare evidently grew and put them out of business. The rod is evenly square at the base, becomes round between the 1st roller guide and the 1st Fuji regular guide. 6 ft. rod. Hopefully will put it to use in August, Melanie has the Tanacom I bought her for Christmas, overhauled a Penn Peer 309 as a backup, even though it's right-handed. I'll take the elec-tra-mate to sportco to have them wind some line on under tension. I figure 60 lb. is heavy enough.