Just so you know, I've learned a ton from this site! Such great ideas and craftsmen on here. I'm nowhere near where you guys are, but I still try.
So, December 22nd I get the great idea to do something nice for my brother and put together a fly rod kit that I had bought 7 months before (or so). The rod was a Pacific Bay 9 foot, 5 weight, 3 piece fly rod with a reverse half wells cork handle and black aluminum up-locking reel seat.
The next morning there was a good looking rod ready to be given to my brother. Surprise! Merry christmas everybody.