Just finished a CTS 866-4 in "Urban Green." This is a fast-tip rod with good flex all the way down. I think it might just be my pick for windy conditions as are common on the lakes of South Park here in Colorado. I hope to find out in a few days.
The reel seat is a Lemke LC1, "Champagne" anodized. Insert is white cedar, beautifully turned by PenZZZ. He also turned the grip, in his custom profile. It is 6 1/4" in length, very comfortable, and well-matched to the considerable power of this rod.
There's a story behind the grip. I had epoxied on another grip, from one of the supply houses. The cleaning of some adhesive that had gotten on the cork revealed a couple of truly ugly cork rings. On the advice and with the (long-distance) tutelage of PenZZZ, I removed that handle while he turned and sent a new one. The process on my end was difficult but I'm very happy with the result.
Guides are Snake Brand Universal in Chrome with a Mildrum SRMC stripper for a classic touch. Thread is Prowrap, "Oak Leaf" with "Midas Gold" trim in a few places. Finish is Gen4 Lite epoxy. This rod looks like it has spigot ferrules but it doesn't. They're regular tip-over type with unpainted males. Since this looked odd to me, I wound false ferrule wraps on those males. Assembled, the gaps are small, less than a quarter inch.
A few photos:
After years of seeing rods on FFR beautifully made with no hook keeper, I've left that off my last couple of rods and am happy. The on-water adjustment has gone well.
Thanks for looking!