I have recently bought a discontinued st croix legend ultra 7'6" 4 weight 4 pc rod.I mostly would use it for beadhead nymphs for panfish.Now i have not used it yet, but was somewhat disappointed in the really small grip the factory rod had,also i have never been found of a multi piece rod.I see that gloomis still makes the fr904 blanks in gl3 2 pc.I would like to see what the rod would cost to build with the like single foot tic guides with a sic stripper and a rec uplocking nickle reelseat,wood is really not a issue.Simple wraps to match the blank with maybe a wrap of silver thread at the ferrule ,stripper guide and hook keeper.I want it to look as close to a factory rod except the reelseat which loomis has a uplocking cork insert reelseat.