This rod was specially designed for stand-up fishing with an 80lb. reel. This has quickly become our best selling rod for the very popular Swordfishing that is taking place now. It is also a great rod for targeting Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna with. It is designed with heavy duty E-glass blank and Stuart or AFTCO wind-on roller guides for ultimate knot clearance, allowing you to wind your fish to the rod tip. The Rodzilla comes with 2-piece black and gold Stuart aluminum butts. The rod blank is a very thick walled E-Glass blank but it still has that nice fast taper that everyone loves. Definitely not a broom stick at all!