Loomis' Pelagic rods are made for fish that are insane in their own right... tuna, sharks, billfish, yellowtail, stripers, GT's and the like. The focus here is on light weight and great fish-fighting dynamics. Its all about power... power enough to manhandle big seagoing critters that only have one thing on their mind and that's whatever it takes to get away. These rods are really light! Much lighter than you'd expect. Rods that give you a magical, almost mystical feeling of control. Three models have "slick-butts" for ease in getting them out of the rod holder, critical in a trolling situations, and five are made for stand-up fishing, but they too will fit in most rod holders.