Tuna Stick

Built PENN tough, the Tuna Stick™ boat rods feature a one piece tubular glass blank with a solid tip perfect for fighting fish in the chair or on the deck. Paired with an International® VSX, any angler becomes a formidable opponent to the largest offshore species. Between ideal tapers and quality craftsmanship, the Tuna Stick should be your first choice when looking for and offshore trolling rod.

Aftco Rollers
To reduce friction and increase leverage, the Tuna Stick boat rod comes with Aftco® roller guides to reduce resistance.

Stuart Aluminum Reel Seat
Stuart components provide increased strength and aluminum butts allow for easy access in and out of the rod holder.

EVA Foregrip
EVA foregrips give anglers added comfort for long battles and maximize torque against hard pulling fish.

Suggested rod to reel combos


1-Piece tubular glass blank with solid tip

Aftco roller guides - Aftco guides provide frictionless motion on all types of line

Stuart aluminum reel seat - Stuart components provide increased strength and aluminum butts allow for easy access in and out of a rod holder

EVA fore grips

Stuart Aluminum straight butt section

Aluminum gimbal with cover, designed to prevent corrosion

AFTCO Guides

Conventional Reels

Model Length Pieces Line Weight Guides + Tip Guide Type Rod Butt
TS3080ARA56 5’6” 1 30-80 lbs 5+1 Aftco Aluminum
TS5010ARA56 5’6” 1 50-100 lbs 5+1 Aftco Aluminum
TS3080ARA60 6’0” 1 30-80 lbs 6+1 Aftco Aluminum
TS5010ARA60 6’0” 1 50-100 lbs 6+1 Aftco Aluminum
Tuna Stick is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite fishing rod My brother liked this rod so much he got me one too for my birthday. I have had this rod for 15 years now and have caught many grouper, snapper and kingfish with it. I love the shortness of it and it makes for some quick torque when you need it. The extended forearm lets you really get some solid leverage. The shortness lets you get around things quickly when you have to chase a fish around the boat too. I have never had to replace anything on this rod as it is solidly built. I would suggest that you rinse off the roller guides and lubricate them though so they don't corrode on you. I seem to catch more fish on this rod than any other, so hey you know its going to be my favorite. I think it deserves a new Penn torque to go with it.
Date published: 2014-01-16