The rod of the month was a Milwards of England, a 9 1/2' 6-7 weight 3 piece. I showed the owner the lawn spike that was incorporated into the reel seat. Shazaam, he had never seen it. I felt like a bamboo archeologist. Not much of a rod but a really nice reel seat that I will try to replicate. Looking forward to Roscoe in September and the unofficial start of another rod building season.