Rod Blank - I started with a 7' Matrix power flex blank with Fast action and Med-Light power (8-14lb). The Matrix series has a 3K carbon twill combined with the high-intermediate modules unidirectional material provides a stiffer handle section with increased recovery rate and extra power flex focused in the perfect blended transition. The blank action and load distribution begins in the unidirectional material which transitions into the carbon twill to provide better casting, hook sets, and fishing fighting power making them some of the best blanks out there.
Guides- The guides are a set of MicroWave guides from American Tackle Company. The very purpose of line guides are to capture loose line coming off of a reel and control it during the cast efficiently allowing the rod and angler to perform at their best. Combining science and practical application, the MicroWave Line Control System captures and controls line immediately in the first guide and throughout the cast with total line control. The results are improved rod reaction and better angler performance. Thread - Metallic dark green/gold twist
Grips and Butt - EVA grip with EVA/Cork Butt
Reel Seat- Aero reel seat