In July 2020 I was looking for a nice glass rod kind of a collector class rod and kept coming across steffens name. I got in contact with them and found out the wait list was nearly 9 months and it was likely they retire before then. I took a shot in the dark and told them to out me down for two, he emailed me a few weeks back saying they would be ready this month so I consider myself lucky, I actually only wanted one but seeing as Steffens would likely become a collector I decided to grab two. I've been waiting like a kid for Christmas to get these blanks.Steffens glass rods are at the top of modern day glass, the blanks are prized by high end rod builders (Leiderman, Shane, Jude). While all of the mentioned older generation glass rods are fine practical fishing rods , the Steffens are considered heirloom quality.