This new open framed Okuma Makaira 16IISEa in black maintains the ultra smooth performance Makaira is known for while boasting an increased free spool. We’ve paired the Makaira with Phenix’s seven foot secretly-sauced aerospace resin blank; the Black Diamond Hy- brid PHD700X2H. This rod uses Toray’s high-strength carbon fibers in a unique layering system allowing for a thinner diameter and weighing less than other rods of the same class. This combination is perfect for dropping back baits to Sailfish and White Marlin. This match is also more than capable of live baiting over 200 pound Yellowfin Tuna on your favorite local banks.