My first Orvis rod was from a kit using a 7' blank for their fullflex fiberglass rods....this was the first of several Orvis rods that I built while in school and short of funds to purchase their ready made rods....I cannot remember the exact weight of this rod but it quickly became my go to rod for the smaller streams until Orvis came out with their first graphite rods....I was wondering if anyone here still has one of these oldie but goodie and if so do you still fish with it....I am still using this rod for bream fishing in the ponds here in Florida and it is still a lot of fun to fish.