This vintage rod and reel is new/never been used. It was purchased without its packaging in 2006. and was closet kept. It is approx. 15 years old and does have minor tarnish, due to age. The reel is 8 1/2″ in diameter with the # 8 decal on it. It is 4″ Long including the lock mechanism. The rod (like most) separates into 2 pieces. Including the grip handle, each section measures 35″ long. All in all, the set is in very good condition. Well taken care of.