Daiwa Northcoast SS Spinning Rod
The Daiwa Northcoast SS Spinning Rod features a high-end graphite blank with a strong sure-grip cork handle. This rod was designed for the salmon, steelhead, and trout anglers of all skill levels. The blank is equipped with lightweight and durable titanium oxide ring guides to deliver long casts. The tip of the Daiwa Northcoast SS Spinning Rod is dipped in fluorescent orange paint for excellent strike detection and visual effect.
- IM7 graphite construction
- Quality natural cork handle
- Stainless steel framed guides
- Stainless steel hooded real seat
- Lightweight titanium oxide ring guides
- Fluorescent orange paint on tip top for bite detection
- Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
Ratings & Reviews
by browntroutnywatershed -
This rod is somewhat better than other daiwa offerings and a good value for the money! But I feel daiwa needs to step it up a lot more with there freshwater salmon/steelhead rods compared to the great reels they have to offer! Just my opinion.
Northcoast spinning rod
by xiphiasg -
This rod is a great value. A little heavy when compared to other Daiwa steelhead rods. I bought the lightest 9 footer (MFS 6-12) to try as an #8 or #10 bobber-dog setup . I will be using it with #12 and #15 instead and buy another of this same rod for side drifting instead. Wish they had a 9 1/2 footer with the same action.
Good rod for the price - Poor grips not 100% as described.
For the most part, I have been impressed with the Daiwa NorthCoast series. I use in Southern California for light tackle surf fishing. I have found that these rods have a good backbone while still being sensitive while retrieving various lure types. The one negative I have is their misleading claim of a natural cork handle. While this is vaguely true as far as it goes, they fail to elaborate that it is only a very thin cork laminate over a very dense foam core. I have both the 9' and 9.5' 1oz models and on both, the laminate has worn off in places to expose the cork colored foam core. This in no way affects the fish-ability of the rods, it is simply an aesthetic issue and a sort of false advertising by a company I respect. Other similarly priced offerings by other manufactures actually utilize 100% cork grips on their rods.