The cork handle is darker than a brand new one (typical for any rod that has been fished) but has no physical flaws like cork missing, etc. Very good to excellent overall.Original Scott rod tube and rod sock included. This is an original factory first item - not a second or custom build. Meridian saltwater rods build on our award winning ReAct technology to bring you a series of saltwater rods that are remarkably light, and generate exceptional line speed and power. Using increased recovery speed rather than stiffness to more efficiently transfer energy, Meridian rods help you quickly make accurate casts at any distance in demanding saltwater conditions. Youll be amazed at how fast you can get the fly from your hand to the fish. Meridian rods are fit with newly designed components that defy harsh saltwater environments. Scott designed a new reel seat milled from aircraft grade aluminum, featuring self-indexed slide hoods, extra deep knurling to easily turn lock rings with wet hands, type 3 mil-spec hard coat in non-reflective flat black, and line weight engravings for quick rod identification in boat racks.
The new fighting butt shape and transitional check ring help to quickly shed line if it gets caught on the butt by reducing sharp angles that can trap line. Stripping guides feature SiC rings in full titanium frames and Recoil nickel titanium snake guides for low friction and corrosion free performance.
These rods will truly last and perform in the salt even under the rigors of fishing year around. Scott focused on every detail so you could focus on the fish. We are a full service fly shop in Milwaukee, WI who has been serving the United States and beyond since 1988.We've been in business for over 30 years - put your trust in us! The item "Scott Meridian MS 8108 8wt 8'10 2 Piece Fly Fishing Rod" is in sale since Tuesday, August 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "flyfishwi" and is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.