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Okuma Solaris Surf Spinning Rods


Okuma Solaris Surf Spinning Rods were designed for the technical hard core surf angler. Constructed on sensitive IM6 graphite blacks, the Solaris series is a full range of exact spinning actions. This refined series is balanced with the highest quality components, including Fuji's cushion hood reels seats. The Solaris was designed with surfcaster's in mind.

Solaris Surf Spinning Rods series represents the ultimate in hardcore surf rods. Finished with non-slip cork wrap butt and fore grips, the rod handle provide a sure grip for casting in foul weather or when standing in the waves. The short sections of soft touch EVA grips flanking the reel seat offer maximum comfort during blistering runs and multiple retrieves. Finished with the highest quality components, Fuji guides, Fuji reel seats, and reinforced butt sections, the Solaris Surf is the perfect rod for the serious surf angler.

Features of Okuma Solaris Surf Spinning Rods include:

  • Sensitive and durable IM6 graphite blanks
  • Fuji stainless steel double footed guide frames with aluminum oxide inserts
  • Fuji graphite reel seats with stainless steel hoods
  • Cork wrapped non-slip fore and rear grips
  • Soft touch EVA foam cushions above and below reel seat
  • Rubber butt cap
  • Diamond butt section thread wraps

Okuma Solaris Surf Spinning Rods
SS-S-802M-18' 0"2Medium15 - 3011/2 - 3
SS-S-902M-19' 0"2Medium15 - 301 - 4
SS-S-1002MH-110' 0"2Med. Heavy20 - 403 - 8
SS-S-1102H-111' 0"2Heavy20 - 403 - 8
SS-S-1202MH-112' 0"2Med. Heavy20 - 403 - 8
Review Summary
(18 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.94%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (7), Casual/ Recreational (3)
Accurate Casting (10)
Durable (8)
Sensitive (8)
Good Tip Action (8)
Flexible (6)
Too Stiff (2)
Best Uses
Ocean Fishing (9)
Large Fish (6)

Customer Reviews
 Good Bait Rod
Pros: 10' easy to handle. nice cork handle, good backbone strength
Best Uses: bait fishing 3-4 oz +
Comments: Caught a large blue fish that fought hard, rod handled the fish well.
 five star
Comments: went to the nw Washington state ocean to try it out.... love it . .. Surf perch fishing was grate with 12 foot long pole. Sensitive and strong for open ocean fishing from the shore . Light enough for 12 footer
freddy f
South Jersey
I have 3 Okuma solaris rated 3 to8
Pros: great for throwing 8 and bait, well made
Cons: a little too stiff for plugging, unless you are throwing heavy plugs it is stiff
Best Uses: 8 and bait
Comments: they are very well priced I like the conventional rods better than the spinning rod
 feels reliable
Comments: I bought 10 feet Medium Heavy, it doesn't feel like Medium Heavy, but feels more like a HEAVY rod, doesn't bend much and feels stiff. Exactly what I need to cast 5oz sinkers far. I weighed this rod, it was 20oz. Other 10ft Medium Heavy rod that I have made by Tsunami weighs 13oz, and it really feels like a medium heavy. It would be very helpful to include the weight of the rods in the specifications.
Laguna Woods CA
 Unbeatable Value
Pros: beautifully constructed, very strong backbone, large strong guides, moderate weight, can handle heavy sinkers & big fish
Comments: I've paired this with a Penn Spin FisherV 8500LL reel and 50 lb braid. Gets a 10oz sinker waaay out there, and has a ton of backbone. It's a beautifully made rod with really large diameter guides that are very strong. I guess if one wanted to pay an additional 100 - 200 dollars more you might be able to shave 3 - 5 oz off the wight of this rod and have something as robust as this Solaris, but that's not something that's a big deal to me. I have the 10 ft. version and I love it.
 nice pole
Comments: Nice and light but i do belive you could make it a wee bit thinner over all awasome rod when throwing plugs over 2oz
NE Florida
 Excellent product at awesome price
Pros: Durable, Good gripnice feel
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: OKUMA's surf rods are simply the best rods for the money. I'm sure the blanks used by some of the high dollar companies are a bit lighter but these really are awesome rods. I have several, along with several from Lamiglas and even though the Lamiglas rods are not high dollar - they are at my upper limit - the OKUMA rods are just as reliable, sensitive and durable.
NE Florida
 Excellent product
Comments: I can't imagine spending several hundred dollars for a surf rod when you can buy most of the OKUMA rods for well under $100. I'm fishing for anything from whiting to 100 pound blacktip sharks and this rod can handle all of it.
Perth Amboy NJ, USA
 Hilario Rodriguez
Pros: Is very good product, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Durable
Comments: I am very happy with my Okuma solaris, i thing it is one of my best rod, very lightweight and strong when I have to pull the line. I used 100 pound testing line and 6 oz weight and the rod work perfectly. I like it. Hilario Rodriguez
Ante K
new jersey
 one satisfied customer
Pros: Lightweight, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Durable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Great rod
Oahu, Hawaii
 Baby got back!
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Lightweight
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
Comments: My first catch on this pole was a large moray eel which I boosted up, no problem. I especially like it's sensitivity, light weight and comfortable cork handles. I will be using this pole primarily for dunking live and cut baits and really like how it matches up with my new Penn Battle 8000. I think with this setup I should be able to contend with anything swimming that may want a piece of my bait.
Sakanaya 808
Mililani, Hawaii
 I would buy it again.I own 3 Okuma poles
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: The Okuma pole is very easy to cast and handles well. The only thing that is not very good but is ok is the butt cap. It gets caught in the sandspike. Better with a straight design
 I would buy this product again and agai
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Great strong surf rod.I love it
Seaside, NJ
 Solaris Surf SS-S-902M-1
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Durable, Flexible, Sensitive
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: This is a good basic entry level rod. For plugging it gets heavy fast. It is good or all around surf action. If you need an inexpensive durable piece of equipment this is a good rod to buy. I have an Avenger 50 with thirty pound power pro on this rod. I use it for cut baits and plugs.
frank the fisher
plaistow, n.h.
 i would buy this product gain & again
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Cons: Too Stiff
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: i use this rod for surf casting for striped's a great rod for casting from shore.has great sensitivity.
Dallas Texas
 12 ft solaris surf rod
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: Poor Construction, Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: [...]
Woonsocket,Rhode Island
 Quality product well made
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible, Durable, Handels heavy fish well, Lite weight, Good gripnice feel, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: Too Stiff, Would likemore sensitivy
Best Uses: Fluketautogstripers, Ocean Fishing
Comments: This rod is great surf,jetty and bay fishing. I would prefer just a little more sensitivy and it would be perfect.Friend has the 8 ft model and he likes the action,so do I.You need the extra length to put that bait or plug out there.The rod is 9' and med. action.
new york city
 great affordable rod
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Bought this rod to throw some plugs around, in the surf for stripers. well built, great reel mount, and guides. Nice and sensitive
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