These medium fast and progressive action rods are smooth casting and powerful, yet very forgiving - and are an incredible value. Lefty says they are the perfect rods for all anglers and skill levels. Traveling anglers can afford to take them as a backup, but often return with a new favorite. Matte black finished blanks. BELOW PHOTOS ARE JUST A GENERAL DEPICTION OF WHAT THESE BLANKS CAN BE BUILT INTO , THE PHOTO IS OF A FINISHED LEFTY PROFESSIONAL ROD OF A HIGHER WEIGHT.