I will be calling this kind of builds "heirloom grade" most probably from now on. This is that one-of-a-kind long awaited builds (more than six months of wait that will probably be soon forgotten) that was built for a very special guy out in the Rockies in Idaho as a gift from his wife for his 50'th birthday anniversary. The leather tube that this very amazing rod comes with, has a carrying strap and some classy brass hardware that can be adjusted for those backcountry hikes. The leather was dyed to match the color of the wraps. The fittings on this rod are pretty amazing as well. From the exclusive reel seat and up to the top guide everything on this rod is as good as it gets making it nothing short of perfect and another timeless, classic rod. Thank you all for looking.