BLACK EDITION FLY ROD 9ft 5/6wt. Our Black Edition fly rods are built on a fast action graphite blank (IM8). These are a 4 piece configuration with rubberized reinforcement to the Half Wells cork handle. The reel seat is anodized black aluminum and double up locking. A single stripping guide followed by single foot guides throughout, the blank is a soft sheen satin finish with black whippings to the guides, I have these rods built with a universal hook keeper. There is no writing on these rods, they are completely plain which keeps the costs down by $30. The rods come in a cloth rod sock, rods are shipped in a hard plastic tube.