Melton Tackle has designed the ultimate in a U.S. built composite graphite/glass short curved butt rod which we appropriately named “TUNA-LIFTER”. Their extremely powerful butt sections shut down “Rock-Hard”, producing unbelievable lifting power. They are hand built by our rod building specialists, in our own facility, using only the finest in wind-on guides from WT, Aftco black/gold bent butts, and triple wrapped in our signature black and gold with metallic blue trim. They are the ultimate tool, the culmination of our extensive knowledge of stand-up fishing and the stresses that it puts on the angler. If you want to subdue big tuna and marlin in short order, step up and strap in with a Melton “Tuna-Lifter”.
Melton Tackle's GBF 130U is the ultimate stand-up rod for those anglers looking to punish themselves on the largest Tuna's that swim the ocean. This rod was the result of extensive testing and design mods from the team at Melton Tackle and Seeker USA...Using highly modified, custom blanks, Melton Tackle was able to design a stand-up rod that would allow an angler to comfortably and safely apply drag pressures in excess of 50lbs.+ for extended periods of time. This is the kind of pressure needed to land Tuna that weigh in excess of 1000lbs.!
One of the unique features of this rod is it's length...Usually with longer rods with a faster taper, they put too much pressure on the angler and start to become an advantage for the fish. Melton Tackle was able to modify the blank used in this rod to achieve a slower taper and a solid lock-up mid section creating a rod that not only is easy on the angler, it's hell on the fish!