Rods has been fished three time and taken several boat rides. There's no rust or marks on this rod. Rinsed with freshwater after each trip regardless if fished or taken as a backup. Looks like the day I got it. Comes with original rod sock. Retails for $610 and being offered for $475 shipped/insured CONUS includes PP fee. Please no low ball offers. Rod is in mint condition. Rated 150g-400g, PE5-PE8 with 12kg drag and only weights 305g. Paul told me they fish this rod with 50# drag. I believe him. Rod has tremendous backbone. I've fished 17-22# at strike and landed 30# Grouper and 40# class AJ. Didn't break a sweat. Rod is intended for BFT in the 200# plus range. I'm unable to upload images but can provide to interested buyers as well as take more picks of every nook and cranny as needed. Rod is mint. I don't hight stick. Mostly fight fish off the reel and use the rod to present jigs and create lift to move a fish.