Over the years in this profession. I have met a ton of rod builders. Each of them their own artist. Ralph at C1C is probably the most innovative and enthusiastic, on top of his game with new blanks and components. He is always on the cutting edge of rod building. Each rod no matter what size or application , either a deep drop swordfish rod or the lightest of trout rods is made to perfection. Bold and truly one of a kind.