it's a staggered ferrule rod. The tip is almost 5' long.
It has a ferrule protector (a piece of glass blank) for the butt section, making the two pieces the same length in the sock.
Yes, this is my reel of choice for the rod, but it also does well with my Young Jubilee click-pawl and Young Neauvex disc drag. (The Sea Venture is too heavy for it.)
Other reels that are good on it are my Young 1505 multiplier, and MG-11 (dual click-pawl) multiplier.
I love the grip - it almost duplicates the mod-wells that Dennis Stone made for me
Being a parabolic rod, it will take me a while to find its groove.
I tried lawn-casting a WF7 and it seemed underlined - I thought it would have to be a WF8 or even 9.
I fished it a bit this weekend with a T130 and DT6.
It was fabulous with the DT6 - it did everything perfectly.
I need to work on casting with the T130, because I really want to use this for white bass in a few weeks. (fishing for them is all about distance casting)
I also think it will be incredible in the salt. The big seatrout I was catching last fall would be such a blast on this rod, as would redfish.