Melton Tackle is proud to introduce this exciting series of spinning, conventional, and stand-up trolling rods. This range was designed and built at our own custom rod shop by the same craftsmen building our world renowned Melton brand rods, with some rods costing in excess of $1,500. By working closely with our component suppliers, we have been able to build this range of rods to a quality and performance level not normally seen at this price point. They feature quality parts from AFTCO, Alps, Fuji, and American Tackle and offer incredible value, performance, and versatility. We take great pride in building these rods in the USA, and did not want to compromise our values and final quality control by purchasing them offshore, as so many of our competitors have. The next time you are looking for offshore rods, ask where they are built before simply looking at the price tag. We hope that you will consider the Florida/Gulf series by Melton Tackle. Quality rods made in the USA. Florida Gulf Conventional Rods are lightweight and powerful graphite/glass composite blanks triple wrapped with ALPS 316SS RRD guides, EVA grips, Fuji graphite reel seats/Fuji gimbals. Bottom fishing, working, weed lines or wreck /reef jigging, these rods are powerful yet light weight for all day action (SB feature slick butt rear grips).