ANDE ASU-561A SBH Stand-Up Rod
The full length, blank through butt, dual layer graphite and fiberglass construction delivers plenty of strength and power. The strong solid tip aids enormously in lifting big fish. Ergonomic fore grip shape helps control rod and line. Aluminum gimbal butt fits all fighting belts. Fully under wrapped heavy duty fixed guide frames protect highly polished aluminum oxide guides for smooth, wear free line flow. Stainless steel roller stripper and tip top guides on ''R'' models provide smoother line flow and more fighting control. Corrosion proof machined aluminum reel seats with heavy duty machined hoods deliver greater strength without excess weight.
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- Precision blended high modulus graphite and fiberglass composite construction
- Strong solid tip for increased lifting power and fighting control
- Dual layer construction for extreme sensitivity and durability
- Full length, blank through butt design
- Smooth Butts on all ''SB'' models
- Shaped, ergonomic EVA foam fore grip
- Precision machined heavy duty aluminum reel seat
- Cushion covered aluminum gimbal butt
- Premium hardloy ring fixed Turbo style guides
- Heavy duty, stainless steel guide frames
- Stainless steel roller stripper and tip top guides on all ''R'' models
- Tough, high gloss epoxy wrap finish
- Fully under wrapped guides
- Satin finished blank
, Huatulco, Mexico
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Best standup rod for the money by far
April 5, 2015
I've long been a fan of the fast action of Ande graphite rod blanks more than any other brand all the way up through stock versions of Calstar and Seeker. I tried the 20-50 version of this years ago and found it far more toward the 20 lb class than the 50 and sold it and forgot about these rods again. Eventually it occurred to me to try out the 50-80 lb standup rod in case it was the elusive light fast action 50 lb standup rod I was looking for, as the MH version had been very much on the light side of its class. It did turn out to be exactly what I was looking for. A fast enough tip to be fun on any fish, yet a large amount of backbone lower in the rod (it will lift a 20 lb weight without turning into a U) if called upon. So far I've caught 135-150 lb striped marlin without problem on it fishing up to 18 lbs of drag, and am looking forward to trying it on a blue marlin when I get the chance once I put Makaira 15's on some. It's early days to see how the components hold up on these rods, but have never had trouble with Ande's yet, whereas inexpensive Penn, Jarvis Walker, and other brands I've used have all ended up literally coming unglued (spinning reel seats, gimbals, etc). If you're looking for a classic beefy 50-80, look somewhere else, but for a great light 50 that will be fun on anything from small tuna to nice marlin, this is a great choice.
Pros:Fast action tip, great taper Plenty of guides Lots of backbone for its weight Light
Cons:Not a true 50-80 lb class rod if you're looking for one but I wasn't looking for one.
New bern, NC
I would recommend this item to a friend.
December 13, 2014
I've used these rods for bottom fishing for years now and have never had a problem with them. I've had everything from B liners to 70+ pound amberjacks on them with no issues. Clear coat hasn't chipped off or de laminated from the sunlight like I've had happen with other brands.
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