Penn International V 5080 Rod
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|Line (lb)||Class Length||Price|
|80||6' 11''||$549.95 USD|
All nine of Penn's new International V IGFA fiberglass rods are designed and balanced to perform exceptionally well when matched to Penn's International series of premium gamefishing reels, including the International 70VS, 50VSW and 30VSW.
Far from just being attractive, these new International« V rods lift and pull fish to the boat, and then some. Penn design engineers started with the best of both performance worlds -- lightness and strength -- in selecting PennÆs P450 Super GlassÖ rod blank construction. Next came specific component sizes and placement, like butt, fore grip and rod lengths, all designed to produce maximum leverage when power-lifting with a special elongated fore grip of thick NytrilÖ cushioned foam.
At the hands-on end of each new International« V rod is a detachable, machined-aluminum butt with double locking, machined aluminum hoods for secure reel attachment. Two models are also offered in the high leverage, curved-butt handle design: the 80-lb. class 5080B and the 130-lb. class 5130B, designed to optimize fish-battling abilities in a fighting chair.
Ranging in length from 6Æ 10ö and 12-lb. class duty to 7Æ 8ö long for 130-lb. class contests, the nine new International« fiberglass rods can go up against virtually every size and spirit of gamefish in the world, from light-tackle sails to grander blue marlin. Of special note is the new Model 5070, a rod designed specifically to balance and match with PennÆs new International« 70VS reel.
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