That's not necessarily true. The newer generation of SPJ rods, some Hearty Rise and FC Labo rods are built so you can pump them like a man. It's a bit crazy to watch some of their videos bringing up some monster fish, the bends on the rods are incredible but then so were the catches. I'm with Benny, waiting until I get to put the SPJ3S Hearty Rods bending on big fish to learn how to fish them.Correct me if I am wrong but the SP rod as mentioned is designed for presentation. More important is the reel that will be cranking up that Tuna.