This Daiwa fishing rod features: Graphite composite blank - special composite combines the rugged resilience of E-glass with the lifting power of high strength graphite. Custom diamond thread wrap (standard wrap on SG models). Double wrapped guides with multiple coats of durable, clear Epoxy. Heavy duty Aluminum Oxide guides on heavy power actions - lighter framed guides save weight on lighter power actions. Fuji fishing reel seat with stainless hoods. High-density EVA grip won't absorb moisture or dent under pressure in the rod holder. Nylon gimbal with rubber butt cap gives you a choice of fighting styles. Machined aluminum fishing reel seat and AFTCO roller guides on tuna sticks.