IT GOT HERE TODAY!! Pretty rod to look at, stickers are all there and the bag is original and in mint condition. Yes, as everyone has told me, it weighs a ton but is very supple in action (I'd rate it at a true medium) just a little faster than my Hardy glass. Lawn cast it with a WF6F and a DT5S throws each equally well. Both lines are Cortland 444. gmreeves said, the guides may be small, very true of the stripper but the rest seem just slightly smaller than usual. Them old timers must ahve spent a lot on lines, seems as if a guide this tight would fray something like silk.
Gonna take an anchor to balance it!