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Okuma Celilo Spinning Rod

Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods

Description

The Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods are built with good components and specialized actions, making them a great value in a trout and panfish spinning rod.

Features of the Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods include:

  • Sensitive graphite composite blanks
  • Aluminum oxide guide inserts
  • Stainless steel hooded reel seats
  • Fore and rear cork grips
  • Standard pipe reel seat with short cork
  • Stainless steel hook keeper
  • Thru-blank handle design
  • 1-year warranty through Okuma

Specifications for the Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Specifications
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rod
Specifications
ModelLengthGuidesPiecesPowerActionLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Lure
Weight
(oz.)
Foregrip
Length
(in.)
Reargrip
Length
(in.)
Weight
(oz.)
CE-S-461UL-14' 6"4 + Tip1Ultra
Light
Mod1 - 4132 - 31626 143.0
CE-S-502UL-15' 0"4 + Tip2Ultra
Light
Mod1 - 4132 - 31626 143.2
CE-S-562UL-15' 6"5 + Tip2Ultra
Light
Mod2 - 6132 - 1426 143.4
CE-S-602UL-16' 0"5 + Tip2Ultra
Light
Mod2 - 6132 - 1426 143.5
CE-S-662UL-16' 6"6 + Tip2Ultra
Light
Mod2 - 6132 - 3826 143.6
CE-S-702L-17' 0"7 + Tip2LightMod4 - 10316 - 582 347 383.8
CE-S-762L-17' 6"7 + Tip2LightMod4 - 10132 - 3162 347 383.9
Reviews
Review Summary
4.6
( 83 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.95%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (48), Casual/ Recreational (8), Professional (5), Casual Fisher (2)
Pros
Sensitive (55)
Good Tip Action (51)
Accurate Casting (50)
Flexible (38)
Durable (30)
Cons
Breaks Easily (7)
None that I can notice. (7)
none (5)
Hard To Transport (3)
would prefer a 1 piece rod (2)
Best Uses
Small Fish (36)
River Fishing (35)
Large Fish (15)
Match with a light reel with 6# test. (3)
Great Trout Rod (2)

nice action
Verified
Buyer
state college,pa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
a perfect rod for trout,good action and durable,also a nice looking rod,with cork grips and a hook keeper.
Pros: good value
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: trout and crappie
very light and resistence
Verified
Buyer
parana-brasil
About Me:
Iniciante
recommend buying in fishusa, very fast delivery and great service, I live in Brazil and I was very well treated by email
Pros: practical and efficient
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great value.
Verified
Buyer
San Diego
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use this rod for trout and it does a fantastic job. This was my second Celilo rod. A 6'6 and a 7'6. Perfect ultralight action. Not too stiff and not too whippy. Landed a 6.8lb rainbow and it handled it well. Go out and buy one.
Pros: great action, Great Price, Fish all day - very light
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: Great Trout Rod
great rod for Trout fishing
Verified
Reviewer
United States
About Me:
Trout fisherman
This is My 2nd rod in this model The first one is a Steel head model . I just love Okuma brands and this line of product The light rod and action are a great combo with any 2500 series reel
Pros: Great tip action, sensitivity, quality
Cons: none
Best Uses: trout fishing, drifting bait
4
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Buyer
Indiana
About Me:
Not Specified
very good action and feel.
Pros: very nice quality
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
Like the Ultra light 5.5 and 6.6 two piece rods.
Verified
Reviewer
About Me:
Not Specified
Light weight, responsive. Great tip action when fish strike. Great price. Ultra light 5.6 ft and 6.6 both working well for trout. Very nice epoxy finish on the rods. Look nice. Paired them with the Okuma Avenger 15 for a nice performing light weight set up. Nice casting range with 4 and 6 lb test line.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Feel and Sensitivity, Guide make for long casts, Excellent hook setting, Great Price, very nice looking
Cons: Nothing
Best Uses: None Specified
nice rods!
Verified
Buyer
Eureka, CA
About Me:
Not Specified
These rods are a great deal!! I bought two of these one at 7'0" and one at 7'6". As soon as I found em on here, I bought another of each, and I talked a buddy into buying the same. I LOVE THE RODS. They are nice and light, yet can cast a mile with 6 pound test. I can chuck a 3/8oz Kastmaster for days! I would recommend these to anyone as they are cheap, yet seem to be put together well enough to cost a lot more money. Great deal on FishUSA!!!!
Pros: Fish all day - very light
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Nice rods, ... I bought 4 of them. :)
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Buyer
Cincinnati
About Me:
Not Specified
I like this rod very much. The first one I bought was at Field and Stream, but then I seen them here for about $12 cheaper. I use it almost exclusively to catch crappie. I pair it up with a Shimano 2500 reel and it's been a great combination.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Okuma
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
Rods are light and sensitive. Purchased the 5'6' model and liked it so much I bought the 6' model. Fast shipping and great price from FishUSA.
Pros: Lignt, Sensitive
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
Celilo
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
Light and sensitive. Great little rod for trout fishing. Great price. I now have 2.
Pros: Light, Sensitive, Great Price
Cons: None
Best Uses: None Specified
A very nice ultalite a must have for finese fishing 2 to 6lb fish!
Verified
Buyer
Bowie,Md
About Me:
Avid Angler
Fresh water Brackish water Ocean
Bathtub
Excellent for long cast using small baits less than 1/4 oz jigs,twister tails spinners,blade baits etc. It could have a little more backbone ,but it is a ultralite.Flexible enough to tire out the hogs.Be careful easy to break,but what do you exspect for under 35$.
Pros: Price, Flexibility
Cons: A little more backbone
Best Uses: None Specified
affordable pan fish rod
Verified
Buyer
NE Ohio
About Me:
Not Specified
Bought these based on good reviews posted by fishusa buyers fo perch fishing from the shore. have used them once and they are very sensitive with fast tip and decent backbone. good rods for the price.
Pros: inexpensive, sensitive
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
light tackle trolling spread
Verified
Buyer
Monroe, NC
About Me:
none

I must note that I have lightned up on my fishing tackle for various reasons.  With that said, I have purchased several of the Okuma Celilo spinning rods in various lengths.  I have tried to get a pair of each length.  This strategy has given me multiple casting options as well as allowed me to create a nice, balanced trolling spread.  I am a saltwater angler and have found over the years, the inshore fishery has become and continues to become more finicky.  The Okuma Celilo rods have not let me down from redfish to spanish mackerel.  I can easily cast the lighest of lures especially the famous Clark Spoons.  My hookup rate has increased since lightening up and fish loss has been minimal.  In addition, I use these same rigs in my fresh water crappie spread.  They work marvelous.  As I have mentioned before, the only negative is they are two piece.  I just glue them together with Seal All and all are now one piece.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Feel and Sensitivity, great action, great for multiple species, Great value for the money, Reasonably priced, very nice quality
Cons: would prefer a 1 piece rod
Best Uses: any fishing you may want to do with these rods, casting with light lures, crappie rigging, Light saltwater, Light saltwater inshore, Match with a light reel with 6# test., possibly light tackle offshore, a
Sweet trout rod
Verified
Buyer
washington state
About Me:
none

Excellent ultralight action. This is a nicely built and finished rod. I was a little skeptical when I saw the price that it might be lower quality but I am impressed. Can't go wrong with this rod!

Pros: very nice quality, great action, Great value for the money
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: none
Great rod for the money!
Verified
Buyer
Central Ohio
About Me:
none

Great rod for the price. Bought my fishing buddies all one for Christmas. Highly recommend paired with a light (4-6 pound) reel.

Pros: Reasonably priced
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: Match with a light reel with 6# test.
Great rod for the price!
Verified
Buyer
Lancaster, Ohio
About Me:
none

I've used this rod for years and the performance is excellent especially for the price.

Pros: Reasonably priced, super sensitive
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: Match with a light reel with 6# test.
Big Fan
Verified
Buyer
PA
About Me:
none

I'm a huge fan of Okuma rods and reels. I was looking for a light rod for crappie and maybe some trout fishing, so I tried the Celilo series. I am very glad I did, the value is great and the rod is a beauty.

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Best Uses: U-lite panfish walleye
Quality light action rod
Verified
Buyer
Donald Victoria Australia
About Me:
none

These rods are great for casting while spinning for native and salmonids, also redfin perch

Pros: Lightweight
Cons: 0
Best Uses: casting with light lures
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods
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Buyer
East Central Florida
About Me:
none

I have purchased seven Okuma Celio spinning rods from Fish USA. I am extremely happy with these rods. I fish light to ultralight and I fish hard. These rods have proven to be as tough as my more expensive rods. You can't go wrong with this product.

Jeepjock

 

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Fantastic rods for the price!
Verified
Buyer
YOUNGSTOWN NY
About Me:
none

I never heard of these rods until last Summer when we went out on a boat  Perch fishing on Lake Erie out of Erie, PA. My Brother Inlaw had boughten 2 of them and I used one and was very impressed with the action and quality for the price.I got home and oreded 2 from FISHUSA and used them in the Fall. My Son inlaw saw them and he to was impressed on these rods and wanted to know where I got them. I told him that they were not avaiable locally. On Xmas morning he was very surprised to see 2 of them under his Xmas Tree. I am going to get 2 more in the Spring. I would rate these rods as a 10 out of 10!! Great job FISHUSA on the securely rod packaging and the FAST shipping times.

Pros: great actions, very nice quality, very nice looking
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: any fishing you may want to do with these rods
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rod
Verified
Buyer
Orlando, FL.
About Me:
Retired Freshwater Guide

Great feel and sensitivity for a 7' rod. Handles light baits with ease.

Pros: Feel and Sensitivity
Cons: None that I can notice.
Best Uses: Light baits for those "Slab" Florida Crappie!
Great to create an Okuma combo!
Verified
Buyer
Monroe, NC
About Me:
none

I created this rod into a super Okuma combo.  I have two paired with an Okuma Avenger 25b spinning reel and one with an Okuma Stratus 25 spinning reel.  I fish out of a flats boat on the North Carolina coast for inshore gamefish (flounder, trout, and redfish).  The configuration of my rod holders create a great rig for crappie fishing when I cannot make the trip to the beach.  I use 4lb High-Seas test mono.  It makes a great outfit that is perfect for crappie and/or inshore light tackle.  I have not attempted to use it for spanish mackerel, but that day is coming.  I think it will do the job.  If note, I am not a 2 piece rod fan...so I glued them together, applied a little paint, and some clear fingernail polish to finish it off.

Pros: super sensitive, great for multiple species
Cons: would prefer a 1 piece rod
Best Uses: crappie rigging, Light saltwater inshore, possibly light tackle offshore
Okuma Celilo Rod
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Buyer
Nevada City, Ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased this rod from Fish USA and was very happy with the product. I received it quicker than I would which was a plus. The rod was alot more than I was expecting since it's built and handles better than my more expensive rods
Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Nice Rod
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Buyer
Elk Grove, ca
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
got the 7' , Had it for a few weeks and it's already seen a few lakes and have helped me land quite a few trout and a nice 3 lb mackinaw. Used it for trolling and casting from the bank. Nice light rod.
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
Okuma celilo
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Buyer
Bellingham WA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is my 2nd celilo rod, my last one I have had for 3 years, great rod with good action. I use it for blue gills and trout, this is my favorite rods for panfish.
Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Durable, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
I wish it was a one pcs rod
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Buyer
Col Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good price for this rod
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
good rod
Verified
Buyer
dallas, texas
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I got a 9'6" light action rod and use it for lake bank fishing for mainly white bass of 1 lb or so. The rod is light weight and has good sensitivity to detect fish bite. The choice for rods >7' long and light action is limited on the market. I am glad I found this. The price is ok.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
great rod, great price
Colorado Springs, Co
About Me:
Avid Fisher
So far I use it for trout fishing, but will be going walleye fishing soon. I like the light weight of the rod, should be able to cast all day.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
nice rod for the price
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Buyer
Long Beach, CA
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I bought the 9'6 ml version for surfcasting local beaches. So far so good. It's light and it casts well. Just waiting to catch something on it
Pros: Lightweight, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Surfcasting, Small Fish
great rod
Verified
Buyer
Dallas, Texas
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Low cost and good quality. I could recommend it.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
top of the line!
Verified
Buyer
sun city calif.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
typical Okuma quality.....Fish USA "lightning" service...it's, all good !
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
"Lightweight bait launcher"
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Buyer
Tampa, FL
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use this for wading the saltwater flats. It will cast a a live shrimp or light lure a long way. If you hook a larger fish expect to fight a it a long time. The rod is light action so you can't 'horse' the fish. This is my second rod of this model. (I broke the tip on the first one - my fault.)
Pros: Flexible, Easy to carry and hold, Fish all day - very light, Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Cons: A bit light for big fish
Best Uses: Wade fishing salt flats, Small Fish
good solid rod
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Buyer
Texas
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I use the rod to catch crappie and white bass, mostly below 1 lb. 6 lb test line. The rod is sensitive enough.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Lightweight
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
i would buy this product again
Verified
Buyer
brooklyn,ny
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great for river fishing
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Fit & Finish that of Rod's 3x the price
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Buyer
Madison, WI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
line guides are special design to keep line away from rod for longer casts. used for pan fish & walleyes. have caught 34" northern on 6lb line(tipped with 30lb leader) with this rod and NO problems handling a fish that size.
Pros: Durable, Balanced taper whole rod, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Guide make for long casts, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: U-lite panfish walleye
i would buy this product again
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Buyer
brooklyn,ny
About Me:
Professional
good to use for salmon & stealhead
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
i would buy this product again
Verified
Buyer
brooklyn ny
About Me:
Professional
i use this rod fishing from bottom
Pros: Lightweight, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
GREAT SMALLMOUTH RIVER ROD
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Buyer
Blacksburg, VA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Bought this rod to fish smallmouth in the New River in Western Virginia. Got the 7' version and it is great for fishing all types of baits from my kayak. The length helps keep the line off the fast moving river for better bait control. First time out, got in a 3lb smally, which got into very fast moving current. The rod handled it with no problem. Highly recommend this rod.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Reel seat locking loose
Best Uses: River Fishing
Okuma Celilo Med.-lt. 9'6
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Buyer
Chautauqua County NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Love it after I shortened the butt about 3". Had to to use it comfortably for steelhead in lake erie tributaries and at the creek mouth casting and drifting.
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Accurate Casting
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
Amazing rod for the price.
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Buyer
Maine
About Me:
Professional
Very happy with this purchase. Using this as a downrigger road for lake trout and it's perfect for the application. Sensitive enough for smaller 2-3 pound fish, but strong enough for the big boys.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
Mixed Feelings
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Reviewer
Ava, IL
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I received this rod 2 days ago and have come to love it. However, yesterday on the way back from an afternoon fishing trip the tip of the rod managed to snap off. The rod was in the bed of a pickup with lots of other rods that have been hauled the same way for years without breaking. [...] I hope I have better luck with the next one. [...]
Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Flexible
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Small Fish
"I would buy this product again and agai
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Reviewer
Portland, Victoria, Australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Light weight, could use all day withour fatigue
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Small Fish
Highly Recommend, Great Value
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Buyer
Sydney, Australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Impressed! Light, Excellent action
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Light Fishing, River Fishing, Estuary
Great crappie rod
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Buyer
Lafayette, LA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
All around spinning rod.
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Good Rod at a Great price.
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Buyer
Northern Virginia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod is great set up with two pound test for use on local trout streams. Sensitive action with plenty of backbone in the lower section. I have used OKUMA reels for years, this is my first purchase of an OKUMA rod, I am very pleased.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Float and fly, River Fishing, Very small jigs
This rod is execelent for lake trout.
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Buyer
Whittier , CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod is light and easy to detect any light bite, very sensitive tip.I used it at Irvine Lake to fish trout by the shore and it cast far.
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: Lake Fishing
Every trout angler should buy one
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Buyer
Mossyrock,WA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I love this rod,it's got good action.I bought 2 more.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
the rod of the 21st century
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Buyer
la quinta,ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
it's like a ex wife very sensitive and a pitbull when it comes to getting your money.this rod get's the job done.
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Great Trout Rod, River Fishing, Small Fish
Good fishing rod
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Buyer
France, Paris area
About Me:
Avid Fisher
It is my second one, first was accidentaly broken. I use it mostly for perch and pike fishing. It has good elasticity ant precision[...]
Pros: Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
i would recomend this product
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Buyer
Albury, nsw australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Have found this rod perfect for trout fishing in small tight streams, light weight and very sensitive.
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small stream fishing
Very Happy with this rod!!!
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Buyer
West (By GOD) Virginia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased two of these for Steelie fishing, and was extremely surprised to learn how much quality went into them. For the money, I was expecting much less!!! These were sensitive, yet had the backbone to muscle the big boys in. I had the noodle rod guys asking what kind of pole it was, and how much it cost!!!
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Steelhead Fishing
Heaps of bang for your buck, Great Rod.
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Buyer
Victoria, Australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I mainly fish for trout in lakes and rivers and this rod really has the power needed to stop some of these wily fish in a tight stream or the bigger ones in the open water, and can flick some of the lightest lures with accuracy and precision. Overall a really great rod at a great price.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Great Light to Ultralight Rod!
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Buyer
Salem, OR
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great combination of strength and insane flexability! Major fun with Kokanee in the 14 to 16" range. Works well with either spinning or baitcast reel.
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods
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Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great value in a durable and affordable rod. Perfect for panfish.
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
fabulous value
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Buyer
Australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great value light and easy to use with more grunt than they appear all my mates have bought them too
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Durable, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
good rod
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Buyer
Erie, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use this rod for trout fishing and I must say it is a fantastic trout rod. I purchased the 6'6" rod and It is very sensitive and it throws my 1/32oz lures like nothing. I would and have recommend this rod to anyone looking for a good trout rod. I forgot to mention that it would be hard to find a better or equal rod at this price.
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Good rod for a reasonable price
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Buyer
Duluth, MN
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
This is a long rod for long casts.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Durable, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Celilo = Good Value
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Buyer
Southern California
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I currently own 10 of these rods. I use them for surf fishing, trout and steelhead fishing. They are like a Timex. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I don't abuse them, but I don't baby them either. I use them quite a bit in the salt and usually just give them a rinse when I get home and they have yet to fail.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Cons: none
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Great ultralight rod
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Buyer
Fort Worth, TX
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
The only problem I found with this rod was the reel seat. Some times when flexing the rod, the adjustment nut becomes a bit loose.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
My fishing mate wants this rod
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Buyer
Victoria ,AUSTRALIA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for fishing for whiting ,bream and trout.
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Okuma Celilo
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Buyer
San Diego
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great rod. Excellent sensitivity in the Med Light. Loads up well to throw a crankbait as far and accurately as is necessary.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
great inexpensive product.
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Buyer
marquette michigan
About Me:
Casual Fisher
I love this rod. Inexpensive ,but well made. Recommended to me by my buddy who builds rods for a hobby. I have used it casting off shore for lakers in lake superior. Then I used it at the two hearted river in upper michigan for coho salmon. It is light weight, strong and flexible. I might get another one for my son. My biggest problem is now I want to go more and am too busy. But it is in my jeep ready to go when the opportunity presents.
Pros: Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Exceptional value
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Buyer
Plains, MT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've purchased several Okuma rods from FishUSA, but the Celilo I have is an ultra-light that I use for crappies and small trout. You get a well-made rod for an exceptional price. You can't go wrong with the Celilo when you consider the value. I have family and friends who are occasional fishermen, who haven't accumulated a ton of gear. I keep extra rods as lenders when I take guests fishing. I tell them not to worry, I've got just what they'll need. I may purchase a few more as gifts for the kids. If they break a tip in a car door, you're not out $150+.
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Durable, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Great Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Buyer
Tacoma Washington
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Avid Fisher
Excellent Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Great value and good looks
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Buyer
Canberra Australia
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Casual Fisher
These rods cast brilliantly, have a great action and have lots of fighting power for the big fish.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
a good rod for the money
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Buyer
worthington pa.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
i have four of these rods 6' ultra LI. I use them for crappies
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
surprising tough rod
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Buyer
cape coral, fl
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is the third one of these rods I have owned, broke one because of me, I have use this rod for snook along the beach and it handle them without a problem. I don't think I would try and it around mangroves but it will handle most situations for light saltwater use and you can cast all day with it. Rod is just a pleasure to use.
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Light saltwater
Great Rod At A Decent Price
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Reviewer
Massena, NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I own three of these rods, a light, medium light, and medium. I like the way they look and cast. They're light in my hands. I didn't like the long Type B handle though. As soon as I received the ML and M, I cut the cork handle back to 5". I use the 7'6" light for trout streams, the 9'6" medium light for small rivers/ponds, and the 8'6" medium for larger bodies. The two lighter rods handle trout and larger bass with no problems. I'm waiting to hook a decent sized northern pike on the medium to see how it handles that type of pull. I always keep my rods in cases when not actually in use and ANY rod tip will snap off if you're walking through the woods and jam it into a pine tree...These rods are perfect for someone who sees no sense in owning a $300 spinning rod...
Pros: Attractive, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: Haven't Found One Yet
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Great light long Rod with a problem
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Reviewer
Princeton N.J.
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Avid Fisher
a 7'6" rod with very smaal guides that limit the caste with a conventional spinning reel
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Cons: Breaks Easily, Guides to small line slap
Best Uses: Sensitive for light lure, Small Fish
Review Update (This Rod Is Awesome)
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Reviewer
Orange County, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Just wanted to update my review. I started using this rod for trolling as well as plastics. I love the actio that the 7'0" rod delivers when trolling. I managed to land a 15# trout out of Corona Lake while trolling with this rod. I am amazed that a rod of this price range can give such great tip action while at the same time having enough back bone to land a 15# Rainbow Trout fighting for it's life. Don't hesitate, this is a great rod! Well worth the money and then some!
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
great value
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Buyer
australia
About Me:
Avid Fisher
ideal soft plastic rod for small weights my mate has a hundreds of dollar loomis but the 6foot 6" ultra light is just as good or better
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Great Trout Rod
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Buyer
California
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have purchased several.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: Breaks Easily, Protect the Tip
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Great Trout Rod
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Buyer
Orange County, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I just got my new Okuma Celilo 7'0" light action, and I am very happy with the purchase. Great for jigging and power worms. The casting is almost effortless when matched up with my new ultra light reel. I am very happy with the purchase, and would recomend this pole to any avid trout fisherman. Great value for the price.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Great Trouting Rod
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Buyer
Orange County, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great rod. I bought the 7'0" model, and it has enough backbone for larger fish and has a nice whipiness for casting small lures/power worms/jigs. I have it matched up with a Pinaccle Tiny Deadbolt, and this is a great combo for trout. Took it out for this first time this past weekend, and it performed well above my expectations for the price tag. All of my guides are in allignment, and I could not be happier with it's performance.
Pros: Flexible, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
These are the best rods out!
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Buyer
vic, australia
About Me:
Professional
i havent used the rods yet coz i havent had time off work, but im excited to use them for the first time and i will b purchesing more rods from this site. =]
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
worth the price, and then some
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Buyer
burkesville ky
About Me:
Avid Fisher
light line and light lure fishing
Pros: Lot of fun to fish with
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish
Nice affordable rod
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Buyer
Peculiar, Missouri
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Purchased a new Celio this year, but had already purchased 3 others. They are good rods, well built, and have good action.
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish
Okuma Celilo Spinning Rods
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Buyer
Chicago,IL
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod works perfectly for jigging walleye and smallmouth bass in the local rivers. The balance and sensitive of this rod allows you to feel the lightest bites yet has the power to set the hook.
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish, Jigging
This is the deal!
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Buyer
Spokane WA
About Me:
Professional
A great little rod for the money. It can break easily though so care must be taken. They should be able to stand up to a little more pressure than they do?
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: Small Fish
A great inexpensive rod
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Reviewer
Gwinn ,Mi
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I river fish for browns and no rod I have ever tried works as well. It cast's great And gives the lure a lot of action when ripping. Catching 3 to 6 pound browns on 4 lb test is very hard without the right equipment.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Excellent trout rod
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Buyer
West Covina, Ca.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have purchased several CE-S-702l-1 rods. They are excellent for trout, any size. I purchased one for a friend. He now enjoys twitching a powerworm for trout.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Reasonably priced, Twitch Twitch Twitch, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Trout large and small
Awesome large trout rod.
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Buyer
West Covina, Ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
These 7 foot Celilo rods CE-S-702L-1 are awesome for throwing a power worm with only a split shot when fishing for trout. Even large trout come in quickly. They out perform other rods costing much more. Protect the rod tip, they break easily.
Pros: Turns a trout quickly, Excellent hook setting, Accurate Casting, Twitch a power worm A, Flexible
Cons: Breaks Easily, Protect the rod tip
Best Uses: Great for LARGE Trout
You need to check this rod out!!!
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Buyer
Oxnard, California
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I love this rod because it allows me to cast further and is light weight. I surf fish almost every day on my way home from work because my drive is about 30 out of 42 miles of prime Southern California beach from Santa Barbara to Oxnard. When I surf fish I tend to walk up and down the beach 1 to 2 miles and then back to where I started. This rod is also very good for lakes and streams, although I mostly surf fish.I like this rod so much that I ordered a second one for a female friend that I am teaching to fish. This resulted in another friend asking me to teach him, and he has ordered the same rod after I let him try out mine. And if you are wondering if it could really handle the bigger fish, I do catch, battle, and land large legal size halibut from the surf.
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Great value for the money, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Large Fish, Surf Fishing
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