I finally got my hands on an Iridia with a fixed seat and custom cork from a dealer in New York. Awesome rod! Great looks with the custom cork handle with burnt burl accents. The titanium guides are sweet, so far I like the absence of the tip top it does seem to collect less water that can freeze. Very responsive blank, not overbuilt like some production rods out there. It took me a while to find one, but I am glad I waited. Very happy with my purchase!
I picked up my Iridia float rod at an authorized dealer and have been very happy with my purchase. This is a custom build in a production rod no doubt. Minus fancy threadwork of which I am not a fan, the custom cork handle and aluminum reel seat is great looking and positioned perfect for my float fishing style. This is a very lightweight rod which is easy to use for long sessions, can handle both salmon and steelhead. A great rod, looking forward to purchasing another when the new custom cork grips come out.