The Talora Downrigger Rods matched with a Tekota Reel is the very best rod/reel combination for the downrigger and planer board techniques. The combination of a Talora Rod and a Tekota Reel gives anglers a system that is easy-to-use, durable and extremely effective in pursuit of gamefish. The Talora rod series is built with Shimano TC4 Constuction, designed to be durable and bring your fishing experience to a new level. Anglers will find the Talora rods to be an excellent choice when trolling large plugs or heavy bottom-bouncing weights. The Talora trolling rods are ideal for Walleye, Salmon, Coho and Kings and have proven to be a favorite among great lakes area anglers.