|I may, in fact, be a giant.|
And all things considered (bourbon), it went pretty well.
God knows it took long enough, mostly due to laziness and a hatred of shipping charges, but with the "practice" rod out of the way, we can concentrate on doing a good one.
I picked up a Cabela's kit and a Garcia Conolon 2070 Lee Wulff blank, a 6' one piece with recommended line weights listed anywhere from 5 to 7.
So far, I've tried it with an Air Cel 6WFF, and its goddamned sweet.