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Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

$39.95 - $49.95

Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods offer an exceptional value in a graphite rod. They feature cork grips, a 90% carbon graphite blank, aluminum oxide guides and graphite reel seats with stainless steel cushioned hoods. They are finished in a deep grey with blue wrappings. The butt grips are straight and the fore grips are slightly cigar-shaped. The Connoisseur line-up features species specific designs that cover a wide range of salmon and steelhead fishing techniques.

Features of Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods include:

  • Sensitive graphite composite blank construction
  • Aluminum oxide guide inserts
  • Stainless steel guide frames
  • Premium Cork fore and rear grips

Specifications for Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
Specifications
ModelLengthHandlePiecesPowerActionLine
Weight
(lbs.)
Lure
Weight
(oz.)
Foregrip
Length
(in.)
Reargrip
Length
(in.)
CQ-S-862M-18' 6"B2MediumMod. Fast10 - 201/8 - 1/431/2132/5
CQ-S-862MH-18' 6"A2Med. HeavyMod. Fast15 - 253/8 - 121/2131/2
CQ-S-902ML-19' 0"C2Med. LightMod. Fast6 - 121/8 - 1/4833/8
CQ-S-1002ML-110' 0"C2Med. LightMod. Fast6 - 121/8 - 1/4833/8
CQ-N-902L-1
(Noodle)
9' 0"A2LightModerate2 - 81/16 - 1/478
CQ-N-1002L-1
(Noodle)
10' 0"A2LightModerate4 - 121/16 - 1/4795/8

Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
Handles
AOkuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Handle A
BOkuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Handle B
COkuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Handle C
Review Summary
4.2
( 66 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
93%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (43), Casual/ Recreational (6), Casual Fisher (3)
Pros
Good Tip Action (42)
Sensitive (36)
Accurate Casting (36)
Flexible (31)
Durable (31)
Cons
None so far (5)
Breaks Easily (4)
Hard To Transport (4)
none (3)
Best Uses
River Fishing (37)
Large Fish (33)
Small Fish (13)
Ocean Fishing (7)
Steelhead (2)

9'0" ML
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Portland, Oregon

About Me:
Having tried similar priced models from Eagle Claw, Daiwa and Shakespeare, I found this lower priced Okuma much better in terms of sensitivity, strength and feel . Love the Michigan handle for frequent casting and you know how important this is- it looks good too.

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Great Investment!
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Verified
Buyer
United States

About Me:
Good sensitivity. Perfect for multiple fishing applications

Pros: great strength

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Cheap but Durable Fishing Rod
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Verified
Buyer
Michigan City, Indiana

About Me:
This rod is the best float fishing rod in its price range. I have the ten foot medium light model and it performs awesome. Its landed many steelhead throughout the summer,fall, and winter including a 21 pound king salmon. The finish is awesome especially in the sunlight. It is perfect for float fishing and i have had no problems with it so far. It has done everything and more than what i have asked of it and it has exceeded my expectations.

Pros: Strong backbone for larger fish, Michigan handle

Cons:

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK
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Verified
Buyer
akron,ohio

About Me:
Avid Angler
put some back
a really nice quality rod for the money,great features usually only found on much more expensive rods.i now own 3 of these rods in different actions M. ML. and L. looking forward to spring steelhead season.

Pros: beautiful rod

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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10ft magic wand
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Verified
Buyer
Laguna Woods CA

About Me:
I bought the 10ft spinning model with the shorter B type handle, and paired it with a Pflueger 7435 Arbor reel, a perfect combination. The rod is beautifully constructed and finished with lots of quality guides (10) and an excellent quality cork handle. You can sense every nibble no matter how light and hooks almost set themselves. The action and length allow for football field goal post to post casts (well almost) with 1/4 oz weight and a durable backbone that's distributed through the whole length of the rod. I really like it a lot.

Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Cost, Accurate Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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outstanding rod
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Verified
Buyer
akron,ohio

About Me:
truly a great rod for the money.i purchased this rod at the beginning of fall steelhead season in ohio,the lake erie tributaries.on my first outing i was fortunate enough to catch four steelhead,the rod performed flawlessly,with plenty of backbone to handle these hard fighting fish.the rod is good quality with cork grips and a hook keeper at the butt,a feature many rod makers omit.i own the medium action rod,but plan to buy a medium light action rod also,so i can use lighter line when the fish become more finnicky in the low clear water conditions of winter.

Pros: well balanced, light weight

Cons: none

Best Uses: river steelhead fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product!
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Verified
Buyer
Alden NY

About Me:
10 foot medium light is a great steelhead rod!

Pros: Great Value Great performance

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: Steelhead

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great customer service
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Verified
Buyer
New York

About Me:
I've had quite a few friends use this rod on yearly trips to Pulaski and they have had good luck with them so I bought one. On my first hook up it broke above the joint ( not very happy goes with out saying) but when I called fishusa they replaced it without any problems. So... Great job by them hooking me up not so great of a job by the rod. I will try it again seeing how my buddies have had so much success with it. Maybe the first one was just a bad apple, but we'll see.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Breaks Easily

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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OKUMA STEELHEAD RODS
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Verified
Buyer
BETHLEHEM,PA

About Me:
none

GREAT 2 PIECE ROD FOR ANY AVID ANGLER.  GREAT FEEL, LIGHT, AND DURABLE. CAUGHT A 6 POUNDER RAINBOW AT A FISHING CLUB IN FAST WATER JUST WAITING FOR THE ROD TO SNAP AS  THE GRIP WAS AT MY CHEST AND THE TIP WAS AT MY BELT LEVEL. THE ROD HELD UP AND LANDED THE FISH.  ONE MESSAGE TO ALL BUY ONE!!


Pros: GREAT ROD, DURABLE

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: LOCAL TROUT STREAMS AND DELAWARE RIVER FOR SHAD

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Vermont

About Me:
none

Great rod for the money. I use it for every species that I can target in Vermont.The tip is soft enough to sense the lightest bite while still having enough backbone for the big fish!


Pros: Price, Sensitive, Quality, Strong backbone for larger fish

Cons: Tough To Use In Tight Places

Best Uses: Walleye, Crappie, Trolling, Vertical Jigging, Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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okuma connoisseur salmon/steelhead rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
pa.

About Me:
none

awesome awesome awesome rod,you wont find a better rod than this for the money,went to erie landed a 8 lb. STEELHEAD  with it it was very excellent,don't be afraid to buy these rods A + FROM ME AND 5 STARS,


Pros: very good action and response

Cons: nonw what so ever

Best Uses: steelhead, salmon

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Greetings fisherman
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Verified
Buyer
Minneapolis

About Me:
none

This rod was intended for use on Kamloops of the North shore in Lake Superior.  I liked the quality so much I ordered one for my wife, and a third one for my son for Christmas.  I use an okuma avenger float rod to centerpin on the Brule, and this rod is just as well made and a lot less expensive.  In fact it has 10 guides on the 10 footer which is more than a comparable rod from Cabellas and gander mountain.  they both have fewer guides and they both cost more than my current okuma just cost.  I showed it to two trout fisherman at work and they both ordered the same avenger reel and Michigan handled okuma because they loved the feel and quality.  I can throw a slinky weight and spawn about sixty to seventy yards from shore no problem.


Pros: 10 guides, Michigan handle, Cost, Strong backbone for larger fish

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Pleasently Surprised
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Verified
Buyer
Southern Indiana

About Me:
none

I was taking at salmon fishing trip to MI a few weeks ago and decided right before I left I wanted to try a noodle rod this time. To be honest I had not bee familiar with this brand in the past but for the price I thought I would give it a shot. The first day of my trip I hooked into a large king That quickly ran fast current and deep water. I believe that my rod tip was lower than my handle a time or two and I thought for sure the rod was going to snap. I  even got a couple of remarks as I was fight this fish some thing like " what gind of ****** rod is that". Very Impressed.


Pros: Great Value Great performance

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good rod for fly fishing for big trouts
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Morehead city, nc

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use this to catch big sea trouts. Very good, much better than a quality fly rod at a fraction of the price.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice rod
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Verified
Buyer
temperance mi.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
great rod to use on the river.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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like the action
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Verified
Buyer
holley ny

About Me:
Avid Fisher
liked the first one i bought. like the action. you can cast far. good for bank fishing. i use mine for catfish,salmon, trout ect.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Lightweight

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Steelhead whoopin stick!!
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Verified
Buyer
Portage, IN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Well I have been looking for a reliable and reasonably priced steelhead/salmon rod for this year's Summer run Skamania, and low and behold found the perfect whoopin stick!! For the past 2 weeks I have caught 10-12 decent sized steelhead off a local Lake Michigan pier head and man has the rod proven itself, as most of my fish have come off this rod and it has held up to some of the toughest fish! High recommend this product!

Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable

Cons: Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses: Pier Fishing, River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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A great multi tasker
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Verified
Buyer
Cleveland, OH

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I used it for surf casting spoons and plugs for Blue Fish in North Carolina. It casts well, has a pretty sensitive tip, and has enough backbone to lean on the bigger fish.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Lightweight

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Surf casting spoons, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma Connoisseur Fishing Pole
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Michigan

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have been fishing since before I could walk and I think this is a great rod for the price. [@] was fast to ship my order and I am very satisfied.

Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive, Durable, Flexible

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod for the money
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Mountain Home, AR

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Use rod for salmon fishing paired up with an ABU Garcia 6500C reel

Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Quality Performace. Ideal Combo.
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Verified
Buyer
Rochester, New York

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I was very happy with the performance of this product. Everything from the reel mechanics to the rod action scream quality. Its first day in use I caught 11 different fish. The smallest was a 6lb Brown Trout and the largest was a 17lb. Steelhead. I felt confident and in control while fighting each fish. I set a pretty high bar and this combo definitely exceeded my expectations. For a novice to Steelhead fishing that may not know what kind of equipment you need: This product right here is where you want to start.

Pros: Flexible, Comfortable grip, Lightweight, Sensitive, Durable, Adequate Line Capacity, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod at a great price
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Verified
Buyer
corning ny

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
great rod would def purchase another one

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice action light
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Verified
Buyer
holley ny

About Me:
Avid Fisher
got two nice brown trout 8 to 10 lbs the first day i used the new rod. no problems. i plan to buy one more for a back up.

Pros: Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great rod for the price

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product for the money!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
SW,PA

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Caught a nice 10lb steelhead using this rod....performed great!! Very pleased with it.

Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable, Lightweight, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice rod
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Verified
Buyer
NW IND

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
can handle a steelhead

Pros: Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma Does It Again
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Verified
Buyer
Madison, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod is both sensitive, durable, and everything a steelhead/salmon rod should be. I have had the opportunity to use this rod a couple of times since its purchase, and I am both confident that it can handle big kings as well as help in dropping egg sacks in tough to reach spots for steelies.

Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Rod was cheap and works well...so far
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Ohio

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The 9' noodle rod I got is great for the price. It casts great and provides plenty of power against strong fish (steelhead). I'm anxious to see how it does in the ocean for redfish and trout.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Lightweight

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice Rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Syracuse, NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
A good rod for the money I would buy another. I am taking it to the salmon river in September.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Very good product for the money.
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Verified
Buyer
Syracuse, NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I fish for salmon and steelhead and find this outfit very well made and it has operated without any problems. The quality is very good. This is the 3rd outfit I have purchased, one for myself and two for friends. I have not yet found any objections to this product,and have owned and used it for one season of salmon and steelhead fishing.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Surf fishing rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Oxnard Calif.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great rod for fishing the surf here in Calif. The lure weight rating is 1/8-1/4 but I can cast a 1 ounce weight with no problem.

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good rod at good price.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Torrance, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I used to live in Northern CA and fished steelhead trout. This rod would be great for that purpose too. I now live in Southern CA and do a lot of surf fishing. Needed a rod that has some backbone as well as finesse sensitivity. This medium 10-20lb. rod fit the bill. Makes fighting smaller perch still fun with lots of rod bending action and can handle leopard sharks to 30+ pounds. Rod is fished hard in the saltwater, so I did not want to spend hundreds on a rod that will get abused. This rod so far has proven very worthy and would recommend it to others.

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

Cons: Too short prefer 9ft

Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Surf fishing all spicies

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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connoisseur rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
southern oregon

About Me:
Avid Fisher
if rear grip was 4" longer would be perfect

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

Cons: Rear grip to short

Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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longer rod is long on the arm
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Rochester, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The 10-ft length of this noodle rod is excellent for playing fish but a little tough for long casting as the pole can feel heavy. I may switch to the slightly shorter 9-ft noodle rod (its sibling model), with a slightly smaller reel for all-day fishing. Nothing wrong with the rod, which is beautifully made -- more likely my casting technique that makes it feel a bit large for my purposes sometimes.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
monroeville pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
not crazy about the short handle

Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Fun rods, great price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sterling, Alaska

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I fish in Alaska - these rods have the feel of a flyrod with the convienience of a spinning rod. Makes catchin smaller fish ( trout ) a whole lot of fun, yet has the backbone to handle salmon as well - have caught many silvers in the 12 to 15 lb range -the rod is sensitive and does the work after the hookup -- allows you to use much lighter line

Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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''big rod big fish in net''
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Verified
Buyer
Osceola Mills,Pa.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for Steelheads

Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
lake huron

About Me:
Professional
nice rod if your pulling 15 to 20 lb fish. good lake trout rod

Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Inland Empire, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a great rod. However I should have gotten a longer butt as the reel is close to the sand when you need to mess with the rod tip.

Pros: Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing



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I will be buying more in the near future
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
crescent city, california

About Me:
Avid Fisher
great for light line fishing in crystal clear water and bobber and jig fishing for steelhead

Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Its a nice rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Portage MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have used it on the piers of lake michigan, in the rivers, and even fished bluegills with a slip bobber on this rod. I feel it is a good affordable rod. Take care of you equipment and it will last a long time.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod with nice features and price.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Rockport, TX

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use this rod fishing from Jetties on the Texas coast where a long rod with a good backbone is needed. Perfect for reds, trout, sheepshead. good cork handles. I expect the rod to last a long time.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Good inshore rod, Large Fish, Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good rod at a great price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Adirondack Mtns, NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I use this rod for fishing river steelhead. It's a great rod for the angler who's on a budget, but wants a fishing rod that performs well and is durable enough to last.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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No fun on Small Fish!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Fort Bragg, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I live in California and our rivers have an "alright" run of Salmon and Steelhead but this rod is too heavy weight for them. The sensitivity is great but it it's tip is very fragile so when drift fishing, it's hard to tell when you hooked onto a fish. It's pretty good at tossing spoons and spinners but this isn't the rod of choice for drift fishing. If your preference is heavyweight then this is the rod for you. If you actually like to play the fish, then this isn't the rod for you. This rod drags in a 6lbs Steelhead like a bluegill...

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

Cons: Difficult To Maintain

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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good feel and action
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Verified
Buyer
blairsville PA.

About Me:
Avid Fisher
worked very well for steelies. caught several first time i used rod.butt is a little short but all in all a very nice rod for the price.

Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Steelhead, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great rod
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
pittsburgh pa

About Me:
Casual Fisher
This is a great rod. Used it in erie steelhead fishing was great. Caught a few.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Less than expected
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Verified
Buyer
NY, NY

About Me:
Casual Fisher
This rod doesn't have much in the way of action. I bought two and one broke while fighting a fish with 8 pound test line. The line should have broken long before the rod did. [...]

Pros: none

Cons: Breaks Easily

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Excellent Rod for the Money!!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
West Michigan

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The Steelhead have been starting to trickle in so I took the rod out and tested it right away. Caught 2 nice ones (8 & 9 lbs) my first day out and several more since then. The rod handled the fish with no problems. It did a great job of protecting my light line and was sensitive enough to feel the light bite. An awesome value. (Especially if you are as hard on your gear as I am.)

Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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not even good enough for firewood
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san ramon calif

About Me:
Avid Fisher
whippy rods, 9 and 10 footer, tips broke with first fish, three pound trout. i've have been fishing for over 50 years and these rods are junk, junk, junk i would send them back but the cost isn't what they are worth, save your money and buy a shimano, fish usa has lost a customer

Pros: Horrible rods

Cons: Poor Construction, Garbage

Best Uses: Small Fish, Never again for okuma



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Not a bad rod for the money
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New York

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is not a bad rod for the money. It is well constructed and looks great with the cork handles, but it is a little stiff and a bit heavy when matched with the right sized reel that holds 10 to 12 lb. line. Can be quite tiring and cause a stiff back if you fish a long time.

Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport

Cons: Too Stiff

Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Great rod but easy on the tip
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Spokane Washington

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I drift a lot of eggs for steelhead and this rod works well. You do have to be careful with the tips though becuase they break too easy.b

Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action

Cons: Breaks Easily

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tacoma Washington

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The Rod speaks for it self!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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I enjoyed it, but it broke!
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San Francisco, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I caught and released quite a few silver salmon in the 12 to 14 pound range over the course of a morning in Kodiak, Alaska. The length and flexibility of the rod made casting #4 & #5 Silver Fox spinners quite effective and the rod handled these fish easily on 8# line. Unfortunately the tip broke off just above the ferrule closest to the tip. I did not notice any signs of damage or construction defects. I enjoyed using the rod and will either repair or replace it. I would recommend it because it is a very good buy.

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

Cons: Breaks Easily

Best Uses: River Fishing, Estuary Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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VERY GOOD. I WOULD BUY THESE RODS AGAIN
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CANADIAN LAKES, MICHIGAN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I USE THIS ROD FOR BASS FISHING.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellence all the way around.
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Tunkhannock, PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I find this rod to be great all the way around. I think it's safe to say that "if you take care of it then it will take care of you" and perform very well as advertised.

Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore fishing for trout

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice Rod
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Eastern OREGON

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this rod after useing an ultra light & was surprized with the action & performance. I would rate it 4 stars

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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A Sheer Delight in Every Bite
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cARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've enjoyed using my new Okuma rod to cast light (4 lb test) line in the California surf. The rod is real responsive when the bite is light and also has the backbone to land heavier fish.

Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish, River Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Value Fishing Rod
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Torrance, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
The extra length is perfect for surf fishing along the coast even though it is a steelhead rod.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Small Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good pole
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IN

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good pole by Okuma

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

Cons: Handle bit long

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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okuma conseirerur combo
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philadelphia

About Me:
Avid Fisher
perfect for anything nice backbone

Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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real nice rod
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Houston, TX

About Me:
Casual Fisher
Nice rod to use everytime

Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting

Cons: None so far

Best Uses: Ocean Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Rod For the $$$$
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Oklahoma

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use the 8' medium river fishing for striper...not many steelhead around here. Medium can land 20lb striper in moving current. Great rod for the money.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Classic SteelHead Rod
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Oswego New York

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This rod has a very short butt section where the reel is close to the bottom of the rod, however it is great for quick hook sets, and it balances nice for those long days on the river.

Pros: Sensitive, Flexible

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Deal
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West Seneca, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this rod for my g/f - for chucking spoons and spinners for salmon and trout. She caught a nice Lake Ontario brown trout on her first outting with this rod. For the $ it's a great rod.

Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Value for the Price
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Avon, OH

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a very reliable rod and reel combination. For the avid fisherman you would be hard pressed to find a better value in a Steelhead package.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Not bad for the price
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pittsburgh pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Rod is a good deal for the money.

Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable

Cons: Hard To Transport

Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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