Cousins rods are made with premium quality carbon or graphite/glass composite blanks, providing outstanding strength & sensitivity while remaining surprisingly lightweight. Features include finely tuned actions and tapers for superior performance..... Fuji guides and reel seats...... Triple-wrappings in black, silver and colored metallic threads..... Depending on the model, cork or premium Hypalon sponge rubber grips. All rods sport three coats of UV- resistant, slow-cure finish. Cousins rod blanks are made, assembled and shipped right out of their Huntington Beach, California factory.