Few things are more exciting than stand-up fishing! Our lightest and very affordable 15-30 lb. class Technique-Specific stand-up trolling/chunking rod features a fast and ultra strong e-glass blank, providing both a sensitive tip and plenty of backbone for stubborn yellowfin. Our stand up series of chunking and trolling rods feature dependable Fuji Turbo guides, under-wrapped and double over-wrapped for reliability. Perfect for light to medium duty trolling with 20 or 30 lb. line and still light enough for chunking and live bait fishing.
This model is built with a single piece slick butt accompanied by an aluminum gimbal but we also offer a similar version with two-piece aluminum butt and with an AFTCO three-piece Storabutt for optimal storage. I lost count long ago of how many yellowfin tuna I’ve caught in The Bahamas on this very rod.
Line Class: 15-30 lb.
Color: Black/Gold Diamond Wrap (custom colors available)
Guides: Fuji Turbo 6+Tip
Grips: (Fore 12” EVA Foam/Butt 10.5” Slick)
Reel Seat: Aluminum
Species: Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Shark
Technique: Chunking, Trolling
Florida Sport Fishing Technique-Specific Rods are meticulously handcrafted by a local team of highly skilled rod builders using only the finest components. Every model has been fine-tuned to provide superior performance at off the shelf prices.
Line/Lure Ratings: Nearly every rod on the market includes a label or etching indicating suggested weight ratings. This is merely a suggestion as no rod performs equally well casting a 1 oz. lure and a 6 oz. lure. Line ratings are also suggestive with different implications from one manufacturer to the next.
Length: The length of a rod is vital. With spinning rods increased length provides greater casting distance, a useful attribute on the flats when sight fishing wary predators. Extra casting distance is also beneficial when throwing lures into a headwind and when fishing from the surf. Conversely, a shorter rod is a better choice when skipping lures under docks and overhanging mangrove shorelines, and for increased backbone when battling powerful game fish.
Guides: Selecting the proper guides is often a puzzle. With no moving parts, Fuji K Guides are the easiest to maintain and are an excellent choice when fishing monofilament or braid. AFTCO Roller guides provide the benefit of reduced line wear and fatigue, which can cause premature tackle failure during extended battles. Roller guides are typical on big game trolling rods, but far less vital on light to medium class tackle.
Grips: Cork grips weigh next to nothing and provide a firm grip on inshore/backcountry rods. EVA foam is the standard for all near-shore and offshore saltwater rods.
Reel Seats: Aluminum reel seats are standard on big game stand-up/trolling rods when using reel clamps otherwise lightweight graphite is the best choice.
Reel Pairings: Please contact Florida Sport Fishing directly to discuss recommended reel pairings.