G. Loomis Pelagic Series Saltwater Rods...Welcome to the top of the food chain...at least in fish terms. This is the insanity we know and crave as fishing in the saltwater world. These rods are made for fish that are insane in their own right...tuna, sharks, billfish, yellowtail, stripers, cobia and the like. We don't make the real big sticks, choosing rather to focus on rods where light weight and great fish-fighting dynamics are critical. You fight these monsters one on one... standing up or in 'the chair'. Its all about power... power enough to manhandle big seagoing critters that only have one thing their mind and that's getting away. These rods are surprisingly lighter than you'd expect. Rods that give you a magical, almost mystical feeling of control. Some might call it our heavy artillery, but we just call it our Pelagic Series. Three of these casting models have "slick-butts" for ease in getting them out of the rod holder, critical in a trolling situation and five are made for stand-up fishing, but they'll also fit in the rod holder. These are not for the faint of heart. It's 'Fear-No-Fish' time!!! A short, powerful trolling rod for small to medium-sized yellow fin, blue fin or billfish. It will handle the big umbrella rigs and plugs for stripers and will stop a big yellowtail in it's tracks. The foregrip on this rod is slightly longer so you can move your hand forward blank for more leverage. It has an AFTCO aluminum reel seat and a "slick butt" for easy removal from the rod holder. There's a gimbal on the butt-end for use in a fighting chair or belt.