I've been wondering about these outsize sea-runs since I caught my big one a few years back. I wonder if these aren't cutt-bows that got the urge to go to the salt. The rainbow genetics giving them more upside growth potential, sort of a steel-bow? Regardless, crazy fish, glad that rod still has it's mojo workin! The Z-Axis 5110 is the best Puget Sound beach rod for SRC & rezzies in my opinion.