Okuma designed its PCH Custom series rods for hardcore anglers who want lightweight, sensitive blanks that deliver enough strength and backbone to get big fish to and over the rail. The patented blanks feature a unidirectional fiber-reinforcement process that blends fiber over 24-ton carbon in the extended tip section to increase lifting strength and power by as much as 400 percent, Okuma says. The series includes nine casting models, from 7 to 8 feet long, with Fuji or ALPS guides, ALPS CAH reel seats and rubber butt caps. Grips are either tapered TPE or shrink tube. The rods cost $199.99.