Our Trident 80130 was designed after we made Capt. Dave new 80 Class Rods for the .com, I questioned why he wanted 80’s instead of 130’s, the answer was simple, a softer tip gets better hookups and is more forgiving, the only drawback was the lack of backbone in the rod. After careful designing and testing we came up with the Trident 80130, a blank that has the tip of an 80# Rod but the backbone of a 130# Rod giving the best of both worlds. Since then we have developed the Trident Elite, this Blank has the same soft tip and with the addition of carbon fibre in the lower end it has a bit more backbone, available only with Winthrop Excel Guides and Winthrop Aussie Top this is the ultimate GBFT Rod.