I work professionally as an angler: Guiding, Commercial Rod and Reel, and Tournament Fishing. I support my family on the water. Over the last 20 years I've used countless other Rods, from large scale manufacturerers and Custom Builders alike. None of them, not even as a collective have been able to compare to the level of craftsmanship, attention to detail or sheer aesthetics that Craft and his team bring to the industry. My crew and I have paid a lot of bills on blanks built by these guys including some of the largest fish ever landed while casting lures on spinning gear. Quite frankly put, C1C actually gives a Damn not only about the look and performance of thier products, but that you're genuinely happy with it. As long as they make rods that's what I'll be using!