You sure you didn't get a Tilefish JR..? That is a 30# blank...I have just finished building a TileFish. When I compare mine to Fishybuzz his rod is a different diameter than mine and is much faster. Could UC have mislabeled the blank or have they change the construction of the blank?
The blank I have is no way a 50# blank.
Yes, yes they sure do. Only reason mine is a 7' 6" is because they had not come out with the 8 ft version yet. But when I had my roommate on the AA get his, I made sure he got the 8 ft version. Wrapped by Jim Trelikes and pics were probably posted here on BD..8 foot blank. And no, UC does not make a 8 foot TileFish Jr.