The PENN® Conflict XR Tuna is a great series of rods are designed for trolling and drifting. Not only a great eye-catcher, but these rods are technically simply perfect. Equipped with an extremely strong blank with X-wrap technology and being equipped with Heavy Duty SeaGuide guides, these rods can handle the biggest fish out in the deep blue. A unique feature of these rods is that these rods have under whipped, spiral-mounted guides (to the left); this prevents the line touching the blank of the rod under heavy load. The aluminum reel seat is equipped with a double locking-nut, making sure that the reel is always perfectly secured on the rod. The X-cross pattern, high-density EVA provides perfect grip, while the slick butt prevents the butt getting damaged in the rod holder. The aluminum gimbal provides added strength and a secure connection during a fight.