The Temple Fork Outfitters Blue Ribbon Rod w/Case is designed to load easily with minimal back cast allowing the angler to make quick accurate casts with very little effort. The Blue Ribbon series is perfect for the freshwater angler who needs to effectively cover water with repeated casts over the course of the day. This rod series is constructed with intermediate modulus carbon fiber material and finished in a chestnut brown color with premium cork grips. The light weight up-locking solid brushed aluminum reel seats include an integrated hook keeper and have carbon fiber inserts. The 11-rod series is finished with SiC stripping guides and ultra-lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless steel snake guides. All models feature TFO's line weight ID system on the handle and alignment dots color coded by line weight.