The Original Big Bear Casting Series features the same incredible grip design and high modulus carbon fiber blanks as all of our rods. The super light blanks are matched with Pac Bay Minima guides and reel seats. This perfect combination creates an extremely light, sensitive, and durable rod. The Original casting series utilizes a size 8 double foot stripper guide followed by a single foot number 7 and is finished with size 6 running guides and tips. AS ALWAYS, every Big Bear Rod is saltwater and super line ready and MADE IN THE USA!