For 2019 HTO have completely revamped their range of Rockfish rods with good quality fittings and a modern look, it is hard to find an LRF rod that can match the HTO Rockfish rods if you're on a budget.
Each rod is two-piece and built form IM7 Carbon and rung with quality single leg SIC guides and features a VSS style screw winch seat and EVA handle. Orange accents around the real seat and butt stand out against the dark, grey blank and black whippings. The tip ring features an orange accent to help with visibility in darker fishing conditions on all rods except the UL, which has a white tip section.
The Rockfish 19 UL rods come with solid tips which are fantastic for fishing with jig heads “on the drop” and for reducing the resistance felt by species that inhale a bait. The fish can suck in a lure and the soft tip helps to reduce the resistance felt by the fish to induce confident takes.