Originally Posted by redline
It sounds like you know what you are looking for but for the benefit of other forum members, if you want some things to look for when buying a second hand rod have a look at this article on buying a second hand rod
Good luck on finding the rod you're after.
Interesting site. Funny there is no mention of who the author is or what the qualifications are of the author.
Addendum... I just looked over the stats on redline and note each post made by him directs people to that same link plus it is on his signature.