Jim, That 10 foot 8 weight was their SLi blank, believe me when I say I have quite a few rods I haven't counted lately, but its about 25. That is my second SLi 10 foot 8 weight, I will never be without one unless they take it off the market.
I would suggest though that if you are going to build one, buy the components separately. The best reel seat for the money, that I know of is the Orvis Silver Label $21, The new ones though have a rubber fighting butt. Here I go getting carried away. This rod has a very fine tip, size #4.