What can we say, It's a Gary Loomis rod, feels amazing in every way, and casts like a dream. The finish is a mat pale grey, Titanium ALPS stripping guides and reel seats ( on the larger models) burled wood for freshwater seats. Snake brand snake guides, Portugese cork in a full wells design. Nothing but the best for these rods. It's a true Cadillac. All rods are 4 piece unless specified, and come with a nice rod tube.