This is a South Florida to mid-Atlantic wireline rod for big game or for anglers switching to braid for high-speed trolling. The action of this rod is somewhat parabolic to absorb the drag created by the weight of the wire (or braid) and large trolling, as well as to absorb the impact of large fast striking fish, like wahoo. Use it with a Tiagra® 50, Tiagra 50W or Tiagra 50WLRS reel.
- Shimano TC4 Construction
Shimano has engineered the new responsive TC4 Construction to elevate your fishing experience. The TC4 Construction wraps a double inner layer of advanced, dynamic T Glass with an inner and outer spiral of high modulus graphite. This breakthrough in design construction results in an extremely durable, crisp, yet lightweight rod.
- Fuji® SiC Silicon Carbide Guides
These guides are extremely lightweight, yet ready to take punishment. Fuji® states their unique frame design makes it “virtually impossible for line to tangle; even braided lines, which are notorious for their line tangling ability. The frames “Deep Press” design seats the ring so well that even knots or swivels can’t damage it.”
- AFTCO® Super Heavy Duty Swivel Tip Guide
This custom Shimano® anodized black swivel tip is the ultimate choice for wireline fishing. It keeps the line in the center of the roller, eliminating wear on the sides of the guide frame. The oversized stainless steel roller is designed to minimize stress on the wire and is fitted with Aftcote™ roller bearings.
- AFTCO Unibutt
The one piece aluminum Unibutt is precision machined so the pin-plug, gimbal, fixed hood and ferrule are in perfect alignment with the guides. A Teflon® O-ring at the ferrule assures a snug fit, keeps out moisture and prevents corrosion. The hoods are custom anodized in Shimano Tiagra gold and the curved Unibutt increases your leverage by as much as 30% while in a fighting chair.
- Black Diamond Foregrip
This foregrip design uses a unique black diamond pattern rubber that is designed for functional non-slip durability and maximum comfort.