Well miss you out there bro! Seems like a lot of new guys this year.
I actually picked up rod building as a hobby. Most are built for fishing locally, but pumped to use these rods out there. Right now I am wrapping up a United Composites CE700H. Composite like the calstars, but blank weighs less than 5 ounces! 16 inch rear grip, 9inch fore grip, Alps reel seat, and going with Fuji K guides in gunmetal. The winn grips feel and look bad ass. Should be a fun set up. Getting excited about this trip!