First TH rod I bought, and I have replaced it with 3 so now I don’t use it much. But I did catch my first steelhead on the swing with it, and found it to match a 450 skagit. Cork and blank are in very good condition with one pretty serious caveat: I broke the tip top off and replaced it. So the last section is about 1.25” short. I fished it a couple times and couldn’t tell any difference, but you can replace it for $50 from echo pretty quickly if you want. Shipping included to the US.