Thanks to Steeldrifter for the custom grip!
I'm really liking this rod so far. It's my first glass rod, and I have to say the money I spent on the CTS blank was worth it to me. This is by far the smoothest-casting, most accurate rod I've ever owned. What really impresses me is its range--today I threw small dries, chunky terrestrials with droppers, and the lead-eyed streamer you can see in one of the pics, and it did all of it with ease and precision.
Nothing like a new toy. 😊