I finally finally decided to make the jump and go for a complete build of a fishing rod from the blank, I have been restored and rewrapped few rods so far so, basic wraping & epoxy job is under control, but restoring rods for my friends and co-woerkers didnt gave me time to try a complete build until now, since its the 1st one I made from a blank and I had to ask many questions related to reel seat glue, how to attach/glue grips, etc I wanted to experiment with a rod for my personal use, I could live with any mistakes on the build but Im really anal when doing a job for someone else. good thing is that I think I have nothing to worry on this build, I really liked how to rod turned out on any detail, I used only Batson components as slickbutt, XHN guides, centra lock reel seat with window, aluminium gimbal, EPDM foregrip. the blank is a Seeker CTSF-60XXH 6ft 60-130 tuna rod this will be my goto rod for use it mostly on Gonzaga Bay Area on Baja north fishing for groupers and YT, it might be overkill for this zone but you dont know when I big gulf grouper or shark might bite your offering and its perfect size for Panga use and it has a nice flex on the tip, no need to monster fish to put a nice bend on this rod, I will take it to BOLA and Loreto next year (I hope). You need to excuse the tons of pics but I feel proud on how the fishing rod ended up and want to show you most of the details, now I want to sell all my factory build rods and make me an arsenal of custom rods from spotty bay bass to sharks. this one has a experimental "kind-of" dragon scale spiral in the 1st and 2d guide cosmetic wrap and normal dragon scales on the rest of the guides.