My dads looking to buy a new float and jig spinng rod that he found at swains. He said it was a northwest special 96 4-10lb. He also said the blank was grey. The old northwest specials were great but they had a navy blue blank. I remember with the old ones you could beat around in the bush and they wouldnt break built with heavy duty guides, then they changed to the cheep guides. Can anyone tell me what rod hes looking at and what type of blank its made from and what it comes with.