The Bandit is now completed and closes up what has been a tough but interesting year for me. I did some very cool new rods this year that I wouldn't even thought of, like that fifteen foot spey monster and now this one. Very proud of this first Epic Bandit and it's one of those rods folks have already come to love for heavy duty flyfishing. It won't break your arm casting this #10 and it will keep it fun. This rod is at home tossing huge streamers and taming monster fishes. Definitely one of the most interesting builds I have done in a while. The rod is fitted with heavy duty hard chrome guides and Lemke black anodized reel seat, a comfortable modified full well grip and eva fighting butt. The black and chrome accents on this rod go really well with the gorgeous golden-olive blank and slightly darker olive wraps. Looking forward to an even more epic new year. Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays to you all!