What no full color pic of the rod? That is brag board worthy...
Nice job of catching a good mess.
It's hard to get a full pic of an 8'er.
Had it done in maroon and gold (SWT Bobcat) and was able to find a Pflueger President 6725XT on ebay that was maroon and gold with a little silver. It looks pretty sharp in person. I'm not totally sold on the Pflueger but it will suffice. Reel is smooth I just think the drag on my Shimano's is much better.