Been wanting to have a Rod built with this blank for years. It had been only available in a fully built rod in the Athena series. Called Seeker and was told there rolling this blank now in graphite color only as a blank. Called my Rod Builder Ed from Whopper Stopper and he built me a Blacked out rod with Fuji Guides and Alps reel seat. It has a Sweet Bend and Amazing backbone. Will be using it on a 2 1/2 day, October 24. Hopefully I can hook a big bluefin on it Will give a update when I get back!