Well Smitty called to say he had to take off a few inches because it was too long... I assume he was talking about the Sage but with Smitty, one never knows
Seriously, the rod has been reduced to it's first cut and the temporary handle is on the rod. Guides are being attached and will be ready to cast by Sunday. I won't be in Wilmington on Sunday, I'll be casting every line I own on this first of three rods. Forum members invited.
I'm psyched! Report will follow.