Perfect for medium-duty pelagic fishing along any coastline, the Shimano Talavera Bluewater Ring Guide Slick Butt Conventional Rods provide premium performance at a price that all offshore anglers can appreciate. Strong, dependable, and ready to face the toughest offshore environments, this series is built on middleweight blanks with rugged components to offer an ideal balance of rod action and lifting power. These rods feature a slick butt handle for quick and easy removal from rod holders and are fitted with an aluminum gimbal that securely locks into rod holders and fighting belts. Equipped with heavy-duty Fuji Aluminum Oxide Ring guides (non-roller turbo guides), these rods can be effectively fished with both monofilament and braided lines. This versatile series of rods will be right at home in many different fisheries, and is ideal for mid-range offshore trolling, chunking, and live bait fishing for species like dolphin, dorado, and small to medium sized tuna.