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Okuma SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods


Okuma SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods offer 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 Okuma 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
  • One year manufacturer's warranty

Okuma SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
SST-S-762MSalmon Spin7' 6"A2Medium8 - 173/8 - 1
SST-S-802MHSalmon Spin8' 0"B2Med. Heavy12 - 301/2 - 2
SST-S-862MSteelhead Spin8' 6"A2Med. Heavy8 - 171/4 - 5/8
SST-S-862MHSalmon Spin8' 6"A2Med. Heavy10 - 203/8 - 11/2
SST-S-902MSteelhead Spin9' 0"A2Medium8 - 173/8 - 1
SST-S-902MHSalmon Spin9' 0"C2Med. Heavy10 - 303/8 - 11/2
SST-S-962LSide Drifting9' 6"A2Light4 - 101/8 - 3/8
SST-S-962MLFloat Drifting9' 6"A2Med. Light6 - 121/4 - 1/2
SST-S-1062MLFloat Drifting10' 6"A2Med. Light6 - 123/16 - 1/2
SST-S-1062MFloat Drifting10' 6"A2Medium8 - 173/8 - 3/4

Okuma SST Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
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Review Summary
(34 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (6), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Sensitive (14)
Good Tip Action (11)
Accurate Casting (9)
Durable (8)
Flexible (8)
none so far (4)
Best Uses
River Fishing (7)
Salmon (4)
Steelhead drift fishing (4)
Large Fish (3)
float and drift fishing (3)

Customer Reviews
eugene or
 Great rod and nice price
Pros: good casting, Good quality, Good handle
Cons: Plastic real seat and seat rings
Best Uses: steelhead, Steelhead drift fishing, River Fishing
Comments: Just feels right tossing spoons into the Willamette.
United States
 A good rod for the money!
Pros: Light, good action, + smooth guides
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: Larger Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Jigging bucktails, Ripping Rapalas, New York
Comments: A very good rod, overall. I mean - for $65 - it does exactly what I want it to do. I use it to jerk rapalas and cast bucktails for landlocked salmon and browns from shore in the Finger Lakes region in winter. I get good action from each type of presentation, and the rod is light enough for me to cast 1 - 200 times in a day. Perfect length for getting a long cast without it being too long. Guides seem to be a tiny bit cheap, but I full expected that give the make, model, and price tag. I've landed several 5 - 8lbers and am having a lot of fun with it!
Southeast PA
 Nice Steelhead Rod
Pros: Light feel in hand, Sensitive
Best Uses: Steelhead drift fishing
Comments: Bought this as a gift for a buddy of mine. He really loves the action. Now I want one!
United States
 Fantastic rod for the price
Pros: Lightweight, excellent cork handles, Flexible tip, good action
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: perch fishing
Comments: I just received the SST 902M rod and although I have not to fish with it, I was impressed in the quality and the flexibility of the tip. I agree that for the money you won't find a better bargain for under $70 bucks with free shipping from FishUSA. I plan to use this exclusively for surf perch and will be replacing my Shimano FX which is too heavy and too stiff tossing a 1 oz. Carolina rig. My brother just purchased the 10.5 ft version for surf perch. Can't beat FishUSA's prices.
Valparaiso, Indiana
 Impressive Rod for the Money!
Pros: Light, Comfortable handle, well made, excellent cork handles
Best Uses: casting lures from surf or piers
Comments: 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..
Rochester, NY
 Great Bang for the Buck!!
Pros: Great Action, great price, Sensitive, Good handle, smooth guides
Best Uses: Steelhead drift fishing, float and drift fishing
Comments: 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.
big bear
Bay area
Novice Angler
 Best rod for the price
Pros: Great Action, Sensitive blank
Cons: sold out sometimes
Best Uses: Salmon, stripers
Comments: 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.
Great Lakes
 All around great rod!
Pros: Strong backbone, good feel, fast tip action
Best Uses: Salmon
Comments: All around great rod with good backbone!
 Salmon rod
Pros: Strong backbone, cheap
Comments: 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.
upstate NY
Pros: great price, good action
Comments: What a great rod for the price. This is an excellent rod for fishing egg sacs or jigs for great lake tributaries.
 Light and nice rod SST 10'6"
Pros: Sensitive, + smooth guides
Comments: 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.
Old Kayaker
 A very good fishing rod
Pros: Lightweight, nice casting
Comments: A very nice rod for shore casting and drift fishing.
Eveleth, MN
 Great Value
Pros: Sensitive, Lightweight, Reasonable price, quality cork grips, Good looking
Cons: A little stiff
Comments: 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.
 good action
Pros: good action, nice casting
Best Uses: float and drift fishing
Comments: got this just to take for steelhead to Salmon River rough weather rod did well was very happy with this rod
central ny
 Good Salmon pole
Pros: Flexible, good feel
Best Uses: Salmon
Comments: 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.
United States
 Best rod under $100
Pros: light feel in hand, quality guides, strong
Comments: 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.
Houston, Texas
 A good long lightweight rod.
Pros: Reasonable price
Cons: none so far
Comments: 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.
United States
Advanced Angler
 awesome rods for the price..
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
Comments: 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
Comments: 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!
western washington
 Sweet rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, + smooth guides, good feel
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: float and drift fishing
Comments: 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.
 Great Steelhead Rod.
Pros: Great Action
Best Uses: Steelhead drift fishing
Comments: 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.
 Nice rod!!!
Comments: Very light rod,and a sensetive tip.No issues so far.
 Love this Rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive, smooth guides, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: casting
Comments: Light and Easy to cast!
 Okuma SST 7' 6" 2pc.Salmon Rod
Pros: length, soft tip, backbone, long handle, smooth guides
Best Uses: drift fishing, casting
Comments: 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.
Colchester, Vt
Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: I wanted a long rod for jigging and spinning exactly what I wanted
Grand Slam
Los Angeles
 Ideal Trout Rod
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Small to Medium Freshwate
Comments: Ideal for any size trout.
vacaville ca
I have 3 sst rods 7 ft and 7,5 great rod
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive
Comments: 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[@]
Winter Park Colorado
 I would buy this product again and again
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Easy To Transport, Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: I used this rod for fishing Trouts and LakeTrouts.
 Nice rod
Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
 This rod rocks!
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: I do alot of close in river fishing, this pole allows me to cast in tight spots.
Somers Outdoors
Carlton, WA
Professional Angler
 Great Fishing Rod
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: keep 4 of these rods in my boat they work great as an everyday rod...
Freehold, NJ
 does the job!
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Used this rod to fish for King salmon & Steelhead in the Salmon River..........I have no complaints!
Spring Lake, MI
Okuma Steelhead spinning rod
Pros: Warranty, Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Steelhead, Great Lakes Brown Trout, Salmon
Comments: 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.
Centralia, WA.
The Okuma SST is far the best rod ever.
Pros: Durable, Flexible, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Comments: 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.
Customer Questions and Answers
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What is the difference between the steelhead spin model and the float drifting model? I like the longer length on the float drifting model but I am looking for a rod to cast lures for spinning.
June 22, 2015
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The spin models will cast lures better as the spoons and spinners designed for salmon & steelhead are typically heavy and the stiffer rods will accommodate a stronger hook-set. The float drifting models are longer to keep the main line off the water surface allowing for a more natural presentation, and they are lighter in power making them ideal for light presentations targeting large fish.
July 01, 2015
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