Okuma Blue Diamond Trolling Rod
Okuma Blue Diamond Trolling Rods are made with an E-glass core for strength. An outer layer of graphite is added for super responsive action. These a series Blue Diamond rods offer high-end features in a mid-level multi-purpose rod series.
- a Series
- Durable E-glass blank construction
- Blank is reinforced with an outer graphite layer
- Stainless hooded reel seats
- Graphite gimbals
- Model BD-TR-1002MHa features roller guides
- One year manufacturer's warranty
Ratings & Reviews
Okuma Blue Diamond trolling rods 8' M
by Mike -
I bought the 8' medium to use as my downrigger rods on Lake Ontario. One of the ceramic guides was cracked when I opened the box but as per usual FishUSA sent me a new one and a return label quickly. Completely satisfied with FishUSA's response and making it right. The rods are perfect as I didn't want a rod that was like using a 2x4 but still had enough backbone to handle a king on Lake O. These fit the bill perfectly and can be doubled right over when loading them on the downriggers. Only caught a couple of coho's and one small king (13 lb) but they worked great and I'm confident these will be my go to rigger rods from now on. I'm already planning to purchase a couple more. Thanks FishUSA for the great customer service!
by MW66 -
I have not fished with it yet, but it seems plenty stout to run dipsys. I bought two rods, but one did not come with tags and there's a couple of minor scratches. Return? Showroom model? Not bad enough to return it, but a little disappointing. This is the forth rod in this series I've purchased and I think they present good value.
Good rod for Maine lakes
I bought the 8'6" ML version of this rod as I was looking for a downrigger rod with good action to troll Maine lakes. These fit the bill nicely. They load up nicely and have great flex for fighting smaller fish which is important to me as the average trout or salmon here is 2-5lbs.
Questionable ceramics on Blue diamond rods.
by Jim Sheffer
Purchased two Blue Diamond rods 3 months ago. Both tips had chipped ceramic guides within a month causing the loss of a mag dipsy, flasher, and a plug (all new) due to the braid cutting at the sharp chipped ceramic. Last week I noticed a ceramic guide was missing. I use 12 other rods none of which have had an issue - all new 6 months ago. They are all treated with care and have storage holders when in (sideboard or vertical) and out of the boat. (overhead mounted) The dealer replaced the tips in store. Haven't had the guide insert looked at yet. Did not purchase at FishUSA but I do shop there too.
8'6" ML downrigger rod. Always hard to review something that hasn't been used so I'm not sure how meaningful this really is. First impression is good. Nice rod and it looks exactly like what I wanted. Won't be able to use it until the Spring so I can't comment on durability.