Allow me to introduce a pair of blanks I've been wanted to build on for the last few seasons.
After countless private messages to Greg (maximum anchorage), he convinced me that the best komodo dragon (7oz. OTI popper) throwing rod with enough backbone for North Carolina 300lb bluefin tuna (while fighting deep water and deeper currents up to 4knots).
These beautifully made burgandy blanks come with an wood pattern graphite finish. It's tough to explain how special they are. There is alot of character in these blanks as well.
I have two. One to set up for an "everything big" or "catch-all" on the high seas conventional rod, and another as the second intended purpose for this lineup: 7' tuna popping rod.
The tip of the rod is beautiful, it can flex and the rod still bends through the mid section. It's parabolic in effect yet has a taper that's fast.
Enjoy the Upper East Side on a sunny Fall day while you are at it!