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Okuma SLV Fly Rods

Okuma SLV Fly Rods


Okuma SLV Fly Rods feature quality components at a great price. These rods are offered in a wide selection of line weights and lengths and are great for the beginning fly angler and seasoned pros alike. Lightweight, graphite blanks, titanium oxide stripper guides and hard chrome snake guides, comfortable cork handles and aluminum/carbon fiber reel seats round out these moderate-fast casting machines. All SLV Fly Rods feature a four-piece design four ease when traveling.

Features of Okuma SLV Fly Rods include:

  • Lightweight graphite blank construction
  • Titanium oxide stripper guides
  • Stainless steel snake guides and tip tops
  • Aluminum reel seats with carbon fiber inserts
  • Quality cork grips
  • Okuma rod bag
Okuma SLV Fly Rods
SLV-3-80-48' 0"A438 + tip
SLV-4-86-48' 6"A449 + tip
SLV-5-90-49' 0"A459 + tip
SLV-6-90-49' 0"B469 + tip
SLV-7-90-49' 0"B479 + tip
SLV-8-90-49' 0"B489 + tip
SLV-8-96-48' 6"B4810 + tip
SLV-10-90-49' 0"B4109 + tip

Okuma SLV Fly Rods
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Review Summary
(9 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.88%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (5), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Accurate Casting (7)
Good Tip Action (5)
Easy To Transport (5)
Flexible (4)
Sensitive (3)
Best Uses
Fly Fishing (8)
River Fishing (6)
Large Fish (4)
Small Fish (3)

Customer Reviews
Sacramento, CA
 Great 4wt
Pros: Very affordable, gets the job done, great value
Cons: not much, if anything
Best Uses: River Fishing, fly fishing
Comments: Although I've delved into fly fishing many years ago I would consider myself relatively new to fly fishing altogether so take this review as you will. While searching for a decent fly rod and reel I found that this SLV rod paired with the SLV reel is about the most affordable rod and reel combo out there (if you don't count the cheapie Walmart special combos, which was not what I was looking for). However I've always been a super great fan of Okuma rods, I have several SST series spinning rods and I love them for the value. There are certainly better rods out there for sure but what you get for the money you pay is really good so I decided to purchase the SLV fly rod because of my faith in Okuma, plus all the positive reviews I've read. I really don't have anything negative to say. The quality of the rod seems pretty good, made with quality components and such - just as I expected. As far as the performance I would say that I'm quite satisfied. This rod allows me to do everything that I need and/or want to do: overhead casting, single-handed spey casting, mending...paired with the SLV fly reel spooled with Wulff Ambush Triangle Taper flyline, I can do all these very well with this rod. Again I'm a beginner so I don't have the advantage of comparing this rod with higher quality rods, but it is serving me quite well for what I bought it for.
Salmon Slayer
 Fall 2011 Michigan Salmon Run
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Comments: This year the Salmon were big and they were everywhere. I mean really, really big. Fighting a 30# as it screamed the line off of your reel should be no problem for this Rod and the price was more than right.
Great Bay at Dover point, NH
 placement over distance= SW estuary
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Fly Fishing
Comments: I can get 65 feet accurately, beyond that I strain. But I'm an old fart, and new to SW fly. In shore you don't need distance, you need to hit spots. If you stalk the salt marsh, or the flats, you'll like this rod. It's not the right one for the beaches & jetties, where the wind demands a stiff fast rod. Put an Okuma Integrity "a" 10/11 WT cork drag large arbor reel on it. (make sure it's the "a") Load 200yd min of "power pro" gel spun backing wound on with tight tension. Add a good 10 WF floater.(that's the only thing you can't cheap out on.) Now you'll have the perfect combination for in-shore stripers n blues. Best of all you won't have to rollover your mortgage to get your rig. Watch the backing though,gel spun will cut your fingers like a box knife.
Eielson AFB, AK
 Great 3-weight!!!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: In my quest for a reasonably priced 3-weight for interior AK arctic grayling, I spent several days researching various manufacturers' rods. Most were outrageously priced and were shorter than I prefer. In my experience, 6 - 7.5' rods do not cast very well on windy days and lack backbone. In the end I opted for the 8' 3-weight (marked as such, not 2/3 as sellers claim) and topped it with a matching Okuma SLV 2/3 reel. It's basic, for sure, but just plain works. It has proven itself to be a smooth, excellent and accurate casting rod. It has fought literally hundreds of grayling these past 2 weeks, and has easily handled fish up to 15", even in fast water! I am having a blast and this rod has quickly become my favorite! The true test will be in a couple more weeks when it regularly sees 16-18" summer fish. I'm sure it will be up to the task, though! I highly recommend! Thank you FishUSA and Okuma for providing me exactly what I wanted!
North Pole, AK
Fun Little Rod!
Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing, Fly Fishing
Comments: Being new to AK, I purchased the 8' 3-weight for arctic grayling. I had never used a rod this light before but was pleasantly surprised. It casts very nicely even with an indicator and small split shot. It feels like a medium action rod to me. The real seat, cork, eyes and wraps are all basic but fully functional. With the grayling not in yet, I decided to try it for arctic char in lakes right after ice out. It performed like a champion, easily handling several hard charging, 12-16" char.....and boy, was it fun!!!
Upstate NY
Not bad
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: This rod was ok for Salmon this autumn in Pulaski. Got the 8/9 and I'd say this rod definitely leans towards the #8 side of the equation. It felt a bit weak with the 20-30lb salmon I was hooking. Was also a bit poor on casting with a #9 line, though the river didn't require any long or finessed casting. If I could do it over I probably would have gone with the #10/11 version, possibly with a #9 line.
 nice heavy duty rod
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Large Fish, Fly Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: this rod works perfict for steelhead and salmon need a heavy duty rod for these big fish
Slightly Addicted
Warren, ohio
 big rod for big fish
Pros: Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I purchased the 10wt. Although I have yet to fish with it due to the weather. I have casted with it. I paired it with the redington rise reel and its a very nice combo. very well balanced and cast smoothly.
Fishin Freak
Long Beach, CA
 A quality fly rod at a great price!!!
Pros: Accurate Casting, Beautiful finish, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Quality Guides, Great price
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Small Fish, Lake Fishing, Light Ocean, River Fishing
Comments: This fly rod has a great feel. It has features found on rods twice to 3 times the price. I have used this rod several times for surf fishing and it was up to the task. Caught a 8 lb. halibut while fishing with a clouser minnow while I was standing on the beach. The fish was maybe in 2 ft. of water. What a fight. Went into my backing 3 times. Matched it with a Okuma Sierra 5/6 reel with 5 wt line. What a great balanced outfit.
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