Bryan is top notch when it comes to custom Rods. I have about ten rods that he built 10 or so years ago. Awesome Purple and black everyone identical. everything from a light tackle backcountry rod up to my pride and joy, a Swordfish rod with my Shimano 50 wide. In all the rods I have purchased I had one issue, Someone stepped on it and broke a guide. I called Bryan and he fixed it free of charge and I was more than willing to pay for it. The man would have no part of it.