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Okuma SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods

Description

SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods offers technique and species specific rods with premium IM-8 graphite blanks and components for the ultimate tool in a Salmon & Steelhead rod. SST Spinning Rods feature durable stainless steel guide frames with zirconium inserts great for use with monofilament, fluorocarbon and braided lines. The rods also feature quality, full cork grips with compressed cork butt caps and Fuji-style uplocking reel seats with custom graphite inserts that match the rod blank.

Features of the SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods include:

  • Technique and species specific rod actions
  • Sensitive IM-8 graphite rod blank construction
  • Durable stainless steel guide frames
  • Zirconium guide inserts reduce friction from braided lines
  • Custom IM-8 graphite pipe reel seat
  • Custom 1-K woven carbon fiber pipe reel seat on model SST-S-802MH
  • Premium fore and rear grips
  • Integrated compressed cork butt cap, non skid surface
  • Stainless steel hook keeper
  • All SST rods are backed by a 1-year warranty
Specifications
Okuma SST Spinning Rod Specifications
Model
 
Length
 
Pieces
 
Line Wts.
 
Lure Weight
 
Action
 
Application
 
Handle
 
SST-S-762M
7' 6"
 
2
 
8-17 lbs.
 
3/8-1
 
Medium
 
Salmon Spin
 
A
 
SST-S-802MH
8' 0"
 
2
 
12-30 lbs.
 
1/2-2
 
Med. Heavy
 
Salmon Spin
 
B
 
SST-S-862M
8' 6"
 
2
 
8-17 lbs.
 
1/4-5/8
 
Medium
 
Steelhead Spin
 
A
 
SST-S-862MH
8' 6"
 
2
 
10-20 lbs.
 
3/8-1 1/2
 
Med. Heavy
 
Salmon Spin
 
A
 
SST-S-902M
9' 0"
 
2
 
8-17 lbs.
 
3/8-1
 
Medium
 
Steelhead Spin
 
A
 
SST-S-902MH
9' 0"
 
2
 
10-30 lbs.
 
3/8-1/2-2
 
Med. Heavy
 
Salmon Spin
 
A
 
SST-S-962L
9' 6"
 
2
 
4-10 lbs.
 
1/8-3/8
 
Light
 
Side Drifting
 
A
 
SST-S-962ML
9' 6"
 
2
 
6-12 lbs.
 
1/4-1/2
 
Med. Light
 
Float Drifting
 
A
 
SST-S-1062ML
10' 6"
 
2
 
6-12 lbs.
 
3/16-1/2
 
Med. Light
 
Float Drifting
 
A
 
SST-S-1062M
10' 6"
 
2
 
8-17 lbs.
 
3/8-3/4
 
Medium
 
Float Drifting
 
A
 

 

Handle Styles
AOkuma SST Spinning Rod Handle A
BOkuma SST Spinning Rod Handle B

 

 

Reviews
Review Summary
4.6
( 30 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (6), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Pros
Sensitive (13)
Good Tip Action (11)
Accurate Casting (9)
Durable (8)
Flexible (8)
Cons
none (8)
none so far (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (6)
Salmon (4)
Large Fish (3)
float and drift fishing (3)
Small Fish (2)

Impressive Rod for the Money!
Verified
Buyer
Valparaiso, Indiana
About Me:
none
I just received this rod and I have yet to fish with it, but just looking at it, after years of fishing steelhead with custom rods, factory rods etc. I can tell you, for the money you won't find a better bargain. This is no cheap rod, only the price is cheap. It may not look as good as a custom wrapped rod but you get a great IM-8 blank with excellent guides and outstanding cork and it looks plenty good for under $70 bucks and free ship here from FishUSA... I can't wait to toss lures like KO wobblers or spinners from the pier with it.. This rod of course is also made for float fishing or bottom bouncing in the rivers if you use a spinning reel.. Just a great all around rod for trout and salmon.. The action seems to be medium to med fast... It definitely is not a wet noodle, so it looks and feels to have plenty of backbone. I like it so much I just bought the model 1092ml 10'9", which is equipped with a Michigan handle that I intend to use on the river for float fishing..
Pros: Light, Comfortable handle, well made, excellent cork handles
Cons: none
Best Uses: casting lures from surf or piers
Great Bang for the Buck!!
Verified
Buyer
Rochester, NY
About Me:
none
I purchased the 10'6" medium action for bottom bouncing in the Ontario Tribs. Its got great sensitivity and has good back bone to be able to put lots of pressure on the big fresh chrome in the larger tribs.
Pros: Great Action, great price, Sensitive, Good handle, smooth guides
Cons: none
Best Uses: Steelhead drift fishing, float and drift fishing
Best rod for the price
Verified
Buyer
Bay area
About Me:
Novice
One of my favorite rods for the price. I have a couple different models. These rods have a backbone that is quite insane. But I love these rods for stripers with live bait and a float.
Pros: Great Action, Sensitive blank
Cons: sold out sometimes
Best Uses: Salmon, stripers
All around great rod!
Verified
Buyer
Great Lakes
About Me:
none
All around great rod with good backbone!
Pros: Strong backbone, good feel, fast tip action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Salmon
Salmon rod
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none
Really nice rod, strong backbone but tip sensitive enough to detect a bite. I got this rod almost a year now and I can't believe it's even cheaper. Good for salmon fishing.
Pros: Strong backbone, cheap
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
GREAT TRIBUTARY TROUT ROD
Verified
Buyer
upstate NY
About Me:
Not Specified
What a great rod for the price. This is an excellent rod for fishing egg sacs or jigs for great lake tributaries.
Pros: great price, good action
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Light and nice rod SST 10'6"
Verified
Buyer
SoCal
About Me:
Not Specified
This rod is constructed very good and with a lot of backbone. Its easy to cast far and very sensitive. I bought the M for and ML and have no issues so far. I use both for surf fishing.
Pros: Sensitive, + smooth guides
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
A very good fishing rod
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Not Specified
A very nice rod for shore casting and drift fishing.
Pros: Lightweight, nice casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
Great Value
Verified
Buyer
Eveleth, MN
About Me:
Not Specified
The five star rating is based on what the rod is. It is not a high end rod. It’s a handsome mid-grade rod at a very great value. This is the best rod I could find for less than twice this price for pier and shoreline steel-head fishing. It is light and sensitive. It has good quality components. It might be a little stiff for some, but I’m very happy with it for my purposes.
Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Reasonable price, quality cork grips, Good looking
Cons: A little stiff
Best Uses: None Specified
good action
Verified
Buyer
pa.
About Me:
Not Specified
got this just to take for steelhead to Salmon River rough weather rod did well was very happy with this rod
Pros: good action, nice casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: float and drift fishing
Good Salmon pole
Verified
Buyer
central ny
About Me:
Not Specified
I am a novice and bought this to replace the Uglystick that comes apart when casting. Am able to cast where I want, unlike before, and it is light. Stands up to the 40 lb. salmon on the Salmon River in NY.Great buy for the price.
Pros: Flexible, good feel
Cons: none
Best Uses: Salmon
Best rod under $100
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
Not Specified
Bought a 10'6" medium action for Salmon fishing (drifting and float). Feels very light and sensitive yet has a very good backbone once the fight is on. Caught dozens of pink salmons this year with this rod and I never felt under powered. Totally happy with my purchase. If you are looking for a quality rod in the price range of $50 - $100, you can't go wrong with SST rods.
Pros: light feel in hand, quality guides, strong
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
A good long lightweight rod.
Verified
Buyer
Houston, Texas
About Me:
Not Specified
I needed a light-weight rod that could cast much farther than my 7 ft rods. This rod does cast far and 1oz seems the best weight for this rod.
Pros: Reasonable price
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: None Specified
awesome rods for the price..
Verified
Buyer
United States
About Me:
Advanced
for the price i paid i was expecting a cheap rod. but it was not at all a cheap rod im8 blank. nice reel seat good cork fast tip action blank quality guides. etc...etc... the reason i bough this rod is cause i needed a heavy duty rod for my arsenal for fishing king salmon. i bought the 8 foot model good to 30 pound test line i found it a little to heavy duty for my likes. most of my stick bait i throw for salmon only weight like 1/2 once to 1 once. this rod with it's tip action will handle more then that no problem. if i was looking at them again i would look at the medium action rods in a 10 foot 6 or even a 9 foot rod i al ready own a okuma guide select in a 10' 6" medium light action that was good for this year casting the plugs i could not even feel 3/4 once cleo's on it. all and all it is a great rod for the price and i will most likely get another in a medium action later on. if are laws were not so strict here in Michigan i would throw the proper weight in Michigan rivers need to feel the rod
Pros: light feel in hand, quality guides, good reel seats, fast tip action, quality cork grips
Cons: too stiff of a action for me in Michigan
Best Uses: salmon chucking heavy hard ware
OKUMA SST
Verified
Buyer
UPSTATE NY
About Me:
none

What a great fishing rod for our greatlakes tributary salmon fishing. I've been using this rod for three years now with great experiences.  Recently purchassed another to have for a back-up or if Dad ever decides to join me for a trip. Three thumbs up for this Okuma SST 10'6" MED ROD!

Pros: GOOD POWER TO TURN HEAVY FISH IN THE CURRENT
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Sweet rod
Verified
Buyer
western washington
About Me:
none

A wonderful and responsive rod for river salmon and steelhead.  It has proven itself in the first few outings.  Well made and a great deal for the price.  Fast delivery also.

Pros: Accurate Casting, + smooth guides, good feel
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: float and drift fishing
Great Steelhead Rod.
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none

The rod has a nice backbone to it for a 9ft noodle rod. Most noodle rods are too flimsy for my liking. I own this rod and a medium action riversider. Both rods are inexpensive and catch as many fish as a 700.00 G-Loomis. 

Pros: Great Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: Steelhead drift fishing
Nice rod!!!
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
none

Very light rod,and a sensetive tip.No issues so far.

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Love this Rod
Verified
Buyer
Guam
About Me:
none

Light and Easy to cast!

Pros: Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive, smooth guides, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: casting
Okuma SST 7' 6" 2pc.Salmon Rod
Verified
Buyer
Indy
About Me:
none

This is one nice rod for the money. I've been looking for a rod with a soft tip and plenty of backbone to pull in the big ones. I use it for drift fishing in rivers for sm bass.

Pros: length, soft tip, backbone, long handle, smooth guides
Cons: none
Best Uses: drift fishing, casting
Greatest
Verified
Buyer
Colchester, Vt
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I wanted a long rod for jigging and spinning exactly what I wanted
Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Ideal Trout Rod
Verified
Buyer
Los Angeles
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Ideal for any size trout.
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Small to Medium Freshwate
I have 3 sst rods 7 ft and 7,5 great rod
vacaville ca
About Me:
Avid Fisher
would like a phone # or address of okuma as I have a broken tip on one rod and in need of a replacment tip,,,,,,,,rogerwendorff[@]
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
I would buy this product again and again
Verified
Buyer
Winter Park Colorado
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I used this rod for fishing Trouts and LakeTrouts.
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish
Nice rod
Verified
Buyer
WI
About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I'm Pleased with this IM8 rod. Fuji seats cork handles, zircon guides.. At this price point the rod is a good value and attractively done. Chrome finish on the guide braces is just ok. The upper section on mine has a wayward bend to it that offsets the rod slightly. I don't think this is the norm for these and Okuma offered to warranty it. The warranty is upgraded to lifetime by the company by the way. They are responsive to inquiry. Outside of the small issue I think this rod will do well. Has enough power to get light baits out there as rated but wont throw much more without some effort. For a light stream trout rod in 7 ft I'm pretty happy with the action and feel overall. Its nicely finished and has a sweet action similar to some domestic rods I own.
Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
This rod rocks!
Verified
Buyer
NorCal
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I do alot of close in river fishing, this pole allows me to cast in tight spots.
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Great Fishing Rod
Verified
Buyer
Carlton, WA
About Me:
Professional
keep 4 of these rods in my boat they work great as an everyday rod...
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
does the job!
Verified
Buyer
Freehold, NJ
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Used this rod to fish for King salmon & Steelhead in the Salmon River..........I have no complaints!
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Cons: none
Best Uses: River Fishing
Okuma Steelhead spinning rod
Spring Lake, MI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
A great affordable sensitive rod for pier fishing and surf fishing (Lake Michigan) with excellent action and control. Also excellent warranty - replacement were immediate on those few occassions when it was necessary.
Pros: Warranty, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: none
Best Uses: Steelhead, Great Lakes Brown Trout, Salmon
The Okuma SST is far the best rod ever.
Centralia, WA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I have used the Okuma for salmon and steelehead and have had some of the best luck over any other rod that I have used or owned. This pole is good for rivers as well as lakes. The sensetivity for big fish as well as the little fish like trout and bass is great. I would recommend this pole to anyone who is looking to do big game fishing as well as lake fishing.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: none
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
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