After fishing redbrook last year I wanted to build a brookie rod with salt water compatible components. It was to double as my hike in brookie rod for the whites as well.
Went with a 2 wght 4 piece TFO Blank
American Tackle All Aluminum Seat
Titanium guides, oversized a bit.
Turned the grip
Thing is a cannon! Funny thing to say about a 2 weight but it casts very well. Very fun rod.
Picked up a SZ 2 teton tioga reel used, has a great drag for such a tiny reel.