In very good condition with a few light marks on the butt section from normal use.
High-modulus graphite is applied over a mandrel that incorporates many changing angles, rather than just one steady taper from butt to tip. The resulting compound taper results in a fly fishing rod that strategically uses less material in key locations. The fly fishing rod designer can vary the wall thickness and overall diameter in an infinite number of ways, precisely controlling action and weight.
A major factory upgrade includes the addition of laser gauging equipment and precision grinding machines. With a tolerance of 1/1000 of an inch, the fit at the ferrule is perfect resulting in a seamless transmission of power from butt to tip.