We gather today to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Those who freely skipped out on many of life’s cherished moments to make sure the wet flies were not dry. That the waders were free to wade. That every Imperial® fly rod met its full potential. Finished in an inspiring, gorgeous gloss burgundy, their dynamic blend of high-modulus / high-strain SCIV graphite provide a light weight and fast action that few other rods will ever know. Amen. Dynamic blend of high-modulus/high strain SCIV graphite and premium-quality SCII graphite. Lightweight, fast action fly rods designed for maximum performance and value. Aluminum-oxide stripper guides with black frames. Hard chrome snake guides. Uplocking, machined-aluminum reel seat with a rosewood insert on 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 wt. models. Uplocking, machined-aluminum reel seat on 7, 8, 9 & 10 wt. models. Premium-grade cork handle. Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish. Rugged rod case with handle and divided polypropylene liner. Lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.