If your passion is fishing stand-up, Melton Tackle Kona Stand-Up Rods are for you. Large marlin and tuna lures have considerable drag when being trolled, so we built these rods with stiff tips for hook-setting power. Kona Stand-Up Rods are built on custom blanks with short AFTCO Unibutts and long hypalon foregrips for added leverage. Black/Gold AFTCO Guides or upgraded gold WT Guides are triple wrapped in signature Melton colors. With wind-on guided rods being the first choice of many anglers nowadays, we offer 4 models with oversized guides from AFTCO and WT. The rod models (WO and WT) are built on composite graphite/glass blanks, offering additional performance for an unmatched angling experience. Lightweight, yet powerful, these rods are really sweet. The Kona KN 5080 WO-UB is our best selling rod in this range and a perfect match with the Shimano Tiagra 50WLRSA Reel.