Having difficulties finding the perfect combo to outfit your new boat or to update your old gear before your next offshore trip? TackleDirect has taken all of the guess work out of matching the industry?s best reels along with the brand new series of Platinum Hook rods by TackleDirect.TackleDirect Platinum Hook Conventional Standup Rods are high performance and the result of stringent “on the water” design and testing by some of the finest sport anglers around the world.? The TDPS605080SIN Conventional Stand Up Rod features a durable E-glass blank with heavy duty Fuji SIN (Silicon Nitride) guides, allowing for trouble free use with your choice of braid, monofilament, or braid backing with a mono topshot.? This rod is ideally paired with a 50 wide class reel for heavier trolling and chunking applications when targeting tuna, dolphin, wahoo, and billfish.The PENN International VI series is designed and?manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported?components. Precision machined?from high-strength,?lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in PENN’s?Philadelphia machining center. Their experienced crew?has been designing and?producing durable, high-quality?reels in their facility since 1932. The fully machined?stainless steel gear train is the biggest in the?business. The Dura-Drag system results in a smoother?start up and virtually?eliminates hesitation, even?under extreme drag settings.