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Okuma Blue Diamond Trolling Rods
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Okuma Blue Diamond Trolling Rods

Okuma Blue Diamond Trolling Rods

Okuma has introduced another value-packed trolling rod line-up with its Blue Diamond Series. With advances in today's rod building technology, Okuma has incorporated many high-end features into this multi-purpose Blue Diamond selection. Each rod is made with an E-glass core and an outer layer of graphite, resulting in a light weight rod with superior strength and super responsive action.

These rods feature a triangular fore grip that prevents the rod from twisting while you are fighting a fish. These rods also have super hard plated gold guide inserts that will withstand the abuse of heavy mono and braided lines and roller guides designed for use with wire trolling lines.

Features of these rods include:
  • Black EVA foam grips
  • Graphite and stainless steel up-locking reel seats with cushioned hoods
  • E-Glass core for strength
  • Outer layer of graphite for super responsive action
  • Beautiful high-gloss black finish with blue wrappings
  • Hook keeper
  • Gimbaled butt with removable foam fighting butt
  • Downrigger rods feature heavy-duty guides with hard plated gold inserts
These are all two-piece rods. Additional specifications are provided in the table below.

Downrigger Rod Specifications
ModelActionUseLengthLine Wts.GuidesButt GripFore Grip
BDC-862MLMed/LightDownrigger8½'8-20 lbs.1212"
(w/ butt cap)
5 3/4"


To order, please select from the list above.



Review Summary
4.4
( 26 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
96%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (18), Professional (3), Casual/ Recreational (2)
Pros
Durable (19)
Good Tip Action (18)
Flexible (15)
Sensitive (14)
Easy To Transport (9)
Cons
Hard To Transport (2)
Best Uses
Large Fish (13)
Ocean Fishing (6)

Okuma BD Trolling Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Texas Coast

About Me:
none

I love this light medium weight rod in the 8'6" configuration. With the 12, yes 12 guides, the line has a super positive flow off and onto the reel even under the stress of larger fish. The ergonomic handle is ultra comfortable and keeps the rod from turning unwantedly in grip.

The rod is two piece but ultimately makes a fine one piece with a good stron glue at the ferrule.


Pros: Strong, limber

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma BD Trolling Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Texas Coast

About Me:
none

I love this light medium weight rod in the 8'6" configuration. With the 12, yes 12 guides, the line has a super positive flow off and onto the reel even under the stress of larger fish. The ergonomic handle is ultra comfortable and keeps the rod from turning unwantedly in grip.

The rod is two piece but ultimately makes a fine one piece with a good stron glue at the ferrule.


Pros: Strong, limber

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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My Blue Diamond and FishUSA' service
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Verified
Buyer
Viet Nam and Texas

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I love this Rod and FishUSA's quick responses as well as supports

Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Very resilient rod
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Verified
Buyer
Victor, NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Excellent Dispy rod.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Lightweight

Cons: Butt cover gets lost

Best Uses: Large Fish, trolling

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Will be getting another rod soon
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Verified
Buyer
Houghton,MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good rod for the price

Pros: Durable, Good rod for the price

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Sweet!
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Verified
Buyer
Pennsylvania.... Go Steelers!

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I hate wimpy rods that bend back so far they have no angle left for tip action when trooling big muskie lures at 5mph. Also.... wimpy rods make my spread narrower instead of keeping the lures away from the boat. Same thing goes for trolling Dipsies for walleyes... the rod needs to have somethong left after loading it up with such resistence. I don't need to spend [$] or more for that kind of rod anymore.

Pros: Not wimpy, Durable, Darn good looking, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Dragging dipsies, Muskie trolling

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Product A+++ on quality and price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Atlanta Ga

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Be sure to measure twice as these bad boys are pretty long, but are well built and perfect for trolling. I used them on my Okuma 15's trolling in the Keys for Mahi and Wahoo. Caught plenty of both, plus hooked a little Tuna. Great Action and control. We even had some fun with some 4-5 foot Cuda's in shallow water just to see how the rods and reels would do....Both Amazing. I asked my buddy how his Peen 30's were treating him and his wallet :-)

Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Blue Diamond-Hard to BEAT
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Verified
Reviewer
Dannemora, NY 12929

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Trolling for Salmon,Rainbow Trout either using Boards or Down Riggers. Only rods being used on my boat. Can not beat the performance using light line and small reel (Okuma 20's LC)

Pros: Flexible, Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Trolling-Atlantic Salmon, Trolling-Rainbow Trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma Blue Diamond ML 8'6"
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Verified
Buyer
Westfield Ma.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this rod to fish for salmon on Lake Ontario, mainly in the spring. This is a nice quality rod but the medium light version is somewhat to light /flexible. I caught a nice 20 lb salmon on this rod, but it does not have enough stiffness to guide this fish to the net at the end of the fight. Also with such a light rod I feel that the hook set might be compromised. I would recommend the medium version 8'6" rod, as it should provide more qualities for trolling for larger salmon. Overall it's a nice rod and I will keep using it.

Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I would buy this product again.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
westerlo, NY.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great rod for downriggers, strong, sensetive,light, alot of action and feel. I will definately buy two more for my boat. I highly recommend this rod, great price also.

Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Thick grip-handle

Cons: none

Best Uses: Lake trout, Large Fish, Landlock salmon, Brown trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Dipsey Rod
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Verified
Buyer
Waukesha, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
10' MH is a great dipsey rod for braid or mono

Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod for Trolling, very flexible
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Anderson, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a very flexible rod and great for trolling for medium fish. I use it in Lake Shasta in Northern California.

Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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would buy again
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
West Chazy NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Good trolling rod, used before in Pend Oreille Idaho

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Lightweight rods
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Verified
Buyer
Espoo Finland

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have the 7,5' ML & 8,5' M downrigger versions. Both are very lightwight (so I doubt the durability in extended use). The action is on the soft side compared to other rods i'm using for trolling & downriggers(Ugly Stick Tigers). Good quality finnish overall.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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A great rod reel combo for the price
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Verified
Buyer
Kelowna BC Canada

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I like to fish bigger lakes of B.C. Canada where we do alot of trolling, Okuma makes durable long lasting product for the price you can't go wrong.

Pros: Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great trolling rods!!!
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Verified
Buyer
Door County, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great trolling rods. They are perfect for Dipsey Divers. I bought them as a combo with the Okuma Convector CV-45D reels, and can not wait to buy another new pair to replace my old ones.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Durable, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing, Salmon Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod for the money
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
CHX MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Super flexible lots of fun on smaller fish too.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Downrigging, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Downrigger Rod
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Verified
Buyer
Seattle, WA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just returned from fishing the west side of Vancouver Island at Nootka Sound. Biggest fish was 36 pound Chinook. The Okuma Blue Diamond performed flawlessly. I purchased because a good friend has fished them for years and I saw how good the rods are. He catches lots of big salmon. Well worth the money, I purchased another, too.

Pros: Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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7'6" Okuma BDTR
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sharon, PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Haven't tried it on the big lake erie yet but it's nice for the smaller lakes i fish.

Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small walleye trolling

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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jYou don't need too spend a million
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Los Angeles, California

About Me:
Professional
Two piece make's it easy to transport.duel duty for casting, and trolling, with live bait and artifishel bait's.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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MY CUSTOMERS LOVE THEM!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
BIGFORK MT

About Me:
Professional
I HAVE USED BLUE DIAMOND RODS AND OKUMA REELS FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS ON MY GUIDE BOAT.CATCHING LAKE TROUT AND OUTHER TYPES OF FISH. WHEN THE BIGGER ONES ARE ON, TO THE SMALLER FISH. MY BLUE DIAMOND RODS & OKUMA REELS WORK WITHOUT FAIL. SEASON AFTER SEASON. I HAVE GUIDED ABOUY 700 CHARTERS. TRYED NUMEROUS OUTHER BIG NAME BRANDS. THEY STAY HOME. ONLY OKUMA ON MY BOAT NOW!

Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: USED FOR DOWNRIGGERS

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod for the price!
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Verified
Buyer
Hackettstown, N.J.

About Me:
Casual Fisher
Nice rod, I also picked up a baitcast reel which works perefectly with this rod.

Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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strong functional rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Lyndonville, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
For trolling on the great lakes this rod is a great choice for the price. It adapts well to heavy wire trolling. The butt end with crosslock seating for rodholders keeps the guides in line with the trolling resistence. The guides are durable enough for several seasons of wire trolling.

Pros: Flexible, Durable guides, Durable, Rod holder butt

Cons: none

Best Uses: Diver trolling, Copperline trolling, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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These are very nice rods.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Edgerton WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use these rods for Great Lakes wire line trolling.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod for the price, excelent qualit
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Verified
Buyer
Homer, Alaska

About Me:
Professional
Trolling for King Salmon

Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod for the price point.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Kodiak Ak.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Rod holds up to abuse well and has good sensitivity.

Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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