This series is designed to offer anglers a "no compromise" stand-up rod for chasing truly big fish. Melton Tackle's Deluxe Stand-Up rods are built on Status Hi-Tech laminate blanks. The result of years of research, design, and testing. Status blanks are the most powerful and well-balanced blanks on the market and are exclusive to Melton Tackle. All rods feature a fast taper for increased leverage with an incredibly powerful solid-lockup midsection. When combined with a proper stand-up harness system, these rods allow the angler to maximize pressure on big fish with minimal angler fatigue. If you are looking for a series of rods with the same action through the entire range, this is it. The Wind-On 50 lb. and 80 lb. models are especially well suited to chasing giant Tuna and monster Billfish while accommodating heavy wind-on leaders. All models in this range are quadruple bound in black with blue centers and gold trims and fitted with AFTCO guides and butts. These rods can be matched wrapped with selected hardware to your custom specifications. Call for more information.