got my new si yesterday from ups. i was paceing back and forth until ups delivered the rod. i think the ups guy was in shock when i was waiting on the porch in shorts and a t-shirt. man these rods are nice! i cant wait to try it out for steelhead. thanks lamiglas for drop shipping the rod to my house. thought about getting one in a spinning model to ,but i picked up a 9 ft 6 8 to 12 xmg from bobs in longview. cant wait to try this rod for steelies. i needed a 9 ft 6 for drift fishing and bobber fishing for steelhead as some areas i fish you need a spinning rod as there is no room for a back cast. thanks lamiglas scott!