The newest additions to Penn’s Mariner Series of rods combine sensitive tip and butt sections with performance actions to fish a variety of baits and lures. The three conventional models and three spinning models all feature solid-fiberglass blanks, aluminum-oxide guides, graphite reel seats with stainless hoods and cushioned foam grips. The increased sensitivity of these rods doesn’t detract from their fish-fighting capability. The rods have the backbone for solid hook-sets and the lifting power to take on stripers, bluefish, dolphin, cobia and tuna. The new Mariner Series rods range in price from $29.99 to $32.99. Penn, Philadelphia, PA; (215) 229-9415; www.pennreels.com.