Having difficulties finding the perfect combo to outfit your new boat or to update your old gear before your next offshore tuna trip? TackleDirect has taken all of the guess work out of matching the industry?s best lever drag trolling reels along with the brand new series of Platinum Hook rods by TackleDirect. The TackleDirect Platinum Hook TDPS645080WTSIN/Shimano Tiagra 50WLRSA Standup Tuna Combo is a great all around option for your heaviest stand up trolling and chunking applications, or can easily double duty as a perfect 50 class blue marlin pitch rod. This combo is ideal when pulling Joe Shute style skirts in front of a select ballyhoo and spreader bars out of your riggers and as a shotgun for canyon yellowfin tuna and bigeye. The Tiagra 50WLRSA paired with the TDPS645080WTSIN Platinum Hook Rod is the perfect combo for an angler looking to build or complement his existing offshore spread.
The TDPS645080WTSIN Stand Up Tuna Rod features a durable E-glass blank with heavy duty Fuji SIN (Silicon Nitride) guides and a Winthrop roller tip, allowing for trouble free use with your choice of braid, monofilament, or braid backing with a mono topshot.
The Shimano TI50WLRSA is regarded as the one of the most reliable and trusted lever drag trolling reels on the market, and is used by many of the best charter and tournament boats around the world. Super smooth drag and gearing, coupled with a durable clicker, two speed mechanism, and anodized finish results in a no nonsense option when targeting large tuna, billfish, wahoo, and dolphin.
TackleDirect Platinum Hook TDPS645080WTSIN Standup Tuna Rod Specifications:
- Length: 6 ft. 4 in.
- Power: Heavy
- Line Rating (lbs): 50-80
- Guides: Fuji SIN w/ Winthrop Roller Tip
- Butt: #2 Aftco Unibutt
Shimano Tiagra 50WLRSA Reel Specifications:
- Mono Line capacity (lb/yds): 80/550
- Braid Line Capacity (lb/yds): 100/1235
- Max Drag at full (lbs): 44
- Max Drag at Strike (lbs): 35
- Gear Ratio: 3.1:1/1.3:1
- Weight (oz): 86.3