A very nice Kusse quad here, mint and unfished. Quad construction in a 2-opposed node pattern with a very fast dry-fly action. The grip and reel seat are fashioned from one piece of figured walnut and are fully varnished. The fore part of the medium cigar grip has been "feathered" to configure to the rod blank. Black oxidized cap and ring with the stamp "Ron Kusse, Maker" in the cartouche. Wrapped tan at the guides and brown at the ferrules, keeper, and tip-top. There are five bands of color at the keeper wrap which climbs up onto the front edge of the grip. Packed in a super heavy all-brass tube with a compartmented bag. The level of skill exhibited in the finish and appointments of this rod are far above that exhibited by nearly anyone else you will come across. Just splendid craftsmanship here.