I think the 7'9" crankbait rod was the only one that shipped earlier
My TW rod was delivered two weeks ago.
I was impressed right away with how nicely it was finished, plus it is light and balances with very little butt weight.
In the garage, the blank had a true moderate action, bending down to the mid point of the blank.
I finally got to fish it this last Monday. Cold, muddy water, and mod air temps, with little wind. I put one of my Concept Z reels on it, with 50lb braid, and a 20lb fluoro leader.
I threw cranks from 12 grams to 1 oz, and I can honestly say it casts like a dream, and longer than both my older graphite crank rods and a Lews KVD crank rod I just picked up. Plus, it is so light it's easy to fish for hours, which I did. It is 70 grams lighter than the Lew's rod.
I didn't get bit, so I don't know how it will be with a fish on, but I'm guessing, with the line and reel combo I'm using, it will be fine.
I just bought two more, and will take them out this week. I'm going to see if they will cast 1/2 oz spinnerbaits and chatterbaits as well as they cast cranks.
So far, two thumbs up!!
The rod allowed me to winch the fish out of the shallow grass (even though I felt one of the trebles pull loose as I winched it), kept it hooked when it dug deep several times around the boat, and then as it jumped twice.