Okuma Dead Eye Classic Trolling Rod
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Okuma Dead Eye Classic Trolling Rod Models
Packed full of high-end features, the Okuma Dead Eye Classic Trolling Rod is the ultimate rod for walleye. It begins with a rugged and durable E-glass rod blank rod blank that provides incredible durability and power while being ultra sensitive and responsive to feel the lightest bites. With slow to moderate action, this rod is perfect for a variety of trolling applications. Rugged stainless steel guide frames give you extra strength while its titanium oxide inserts help your favorite line move smoothly without snags. Specialty cork grip adds comfort for those long fishing days.
- Technique specific walleye rods
- Rugged and durable E-glass rod blank rod blanks
- Rugged stainless steel guide frames
- Titanium oxide guide inserts
- Specialized stainless steel tip, prevents inserts from popping out
- Durable shrink tube rear grip configuration
- Triangular EVA foregrip
- Stainless steel hook keeper
- Manufacturer's one-year limited warranty
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent rod for the price. So far I’ve had zero issues and it works just as well as the trolling rods I’ve paid twice as much for. Highly recommend.
My Dead Eyes
I have been using the 8'6" telescoping version for around 9-10 years for pulling boards for striped bass on fresh water lakes. Best was a 32 lb. striper and a 45 lb. blue catfish (by-catch while trolling live bait). I have never broken a rod and I'm rough on them.
Only complaints I have are that they changed the color of the outer paint or finish over the years and that finish quality. They used to be green and the last ones I bought were more brown or gold. The finish also is flaking/peeling off on the rods, but of course it doesn't affect their performance.
Still, I love these rods and own 20 of them, but regularly use 14. The length gives me the leverage I need and the medium action is firm enough to set the hook with a proper drag setting, but soft enough to not rip the hook out on a strike.
I'd give these rods a 5 if the finish wasn't peeling, but overall, I'm very satisfied. The price point, even though it's gone up about 50% over the years, is still below other similar rods.
Awesome economical rod
Great rod for pulling inline and big boards. The 7'6" telescopic rod has great action and control for handling big fish.
Okuma in the midwest
I own six rods ranging from 7'6 to 8'6 paired with okuma convector 20d's. I pull cranks and bottom bouncers with church tx-22's. The rods have plenty of give letting eye's eat a crawler harness, and enough back bone to bury the hooks. They have no problems holding the tx-22's in 2ft white caps.
I opted with Deadeye rods over other rods due to their larger supported eye's. I am rather rough on equipment and these rods fit the bill, and the price was a nice plus. Either way they help put fish in the livewell!