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The Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod offers the reliability experienced fishermen go for at the price beginners look for! The action of this rod is specifically geared towards salmon and steelhead. Feature include a graphite composite blank construction, aluminum oxide guide inserts, stainless steel guide frames, and a stainless steel hook keeper.

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CQ-S-862Ma
CQ-S-862Ma
Length
8' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med.
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
10 - 20 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
7 + Tip
Foregrip
4 in.
Rear Grip
10 in.
CQ-S-862MHa
CQ-S-862MHa
Length
8' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Heavy
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
15 - 25 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/2 - 4 oz.
# of Guides
7 + Tip
Foregrip
4 in.
Rear Grip
10 in.
CQ-S-902La
CQ-S-902La
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Light
Action
Mod.
Line Weight
2 - 8 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
7 + Tip
Foregrip
7 in.
Rear Grip
8 in.
CQ-S-902MLa
CQ-S-902MLa
Length
9' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
6 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
9 + Tip
Foregrip
5 in.
Rear Grip
8 in.
CQ-S-962MLa
CQ-S-962MLa
Length
9' 6"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
6 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
9 + Tip
Foregrip
5 in.
Rear Grip
8 in.
CQ-S-1002La
CQ-S-1002La
Length
10' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Light
Action
Mod.
Line Weight
2 - 10 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
9 + Tip
Foregrip
7 in.
Rear Grip
9 in.
CQ-S-1002MLa
CQ-S-1002MLa
Length
10' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Med. Light
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
6 - 12 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/8 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
9 + Tip
Foregrip
5 in.
Rear Grip
8 in.
CQ-S-1102La
CQ-S-1102La
Length
11' 0"
Pieces
2
Power
Light
Action
Mod. Fast
Line Weight
4 - 10 lbs.
Lure Weight
1/16 - 1/4 oz.
# of Guides
9 + Tip
Foregrip
7 in.
Rear Grip
10 in.
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The Okuma Connoisseur Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rod offers the reliability experienced fishermen go for at the price beginners look for! The action of this rod is specifically geared towards salmon and steelhead. Feature include a graphite composite blank construction, aluminum oxide guide inserts, stainless steel guide frames, and a stainless steel hook keeper. The Connoisseur series comes in many different sizes and configurations to match exactly what you are looking for!

  • 24-ton carbon blank construction
  • UFR-II Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced rod tip technology
  • Tip-over-butt ferrule connection for improved balance
  • Traditional full cork rear grip and cork foregrip
  • Titanium oxide guide inserts with stainless steel frames
  • Stainless steel hook keeper
  • Warranty: Manufacturer's limited 1-year
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(67 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.94%
Pros
Good Tip Action (42)
Sensitive (37)
Accurate Casting (37)
Flexible (31)
Durable (31)
Cons
None so far (5)
Breaks Easily (4)
Hard To Transport (4)
(3)
Handle bit long (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (37)
Large Fish (34)
Small Fish (13)
Ocean Fishing (7)
(6)

Customer Reviews
Josh
Good rod for a great price   (from prior model)
Pros: Lightweight, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Strong backbone for larger fish
Cons: Handle bit long
Best Uses: Big water, Large Fish
Comments: While I haven't landed a fish on this rod yet, it looks promising. Lightweight and good feel to it. Rod tip is sensitive and can feel and see the lures action. Reel seat locking ring comes loose a bit but no real worries. That can easily be fixed. Can't beat it for the price, I may have to pick up another for my wife but she struggles with the longer handles since she's only 5ft.
Chicago
PDXAngler
9'0" ML   (from prior model)
Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comments: Having tried similar priced models from Eagle Claw, Daiwa and Shakespeare, I found this lower priced Okuma much better in terms of sensitivity, strength and feel . Love the Michigan handle for frequent casting and you know how important this is- it looks good too.
Portland, Oregon
Big Jay
Great Investment!    (from prior model)
Pros: great strength
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comments: Good sensitivity. Perfect for multiple fishing applications
United States
Chasingchrome24
Cheap but Durable Fishing Rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Strong backbone for larger fish, Michigan handle
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comments: This rod is the best float fishing rod in its price range. I have the ten foot medium light model and it performs awesome. Its landed many steelhead throughout the summer,fall, and winter including a 21 pound king salmon. The finish is awesome especially in the sunlight. It is perfect for float fishing and i have had no problems with it so far. It has done everything and more than what i have asked of it and it has exceeded my expectations.
Michigan City, Indiana
Trapper
MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK   (from prior model)
Pros: beautiful rod
Best Uses:
Comments: a really nice quality rod for the money,great features usually only found on much more expensive rods.i now own 3 of these rods in different actions M. ML. and L. looking forward to spring steelhead season.
Avid Angler
 in 
akron,ohio
Bill
10ft magic wand   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Good Tip Action, Cost, Accurate Casting
Best Uses:
Comments: I bought the 10ft spinning model with the shorter B type handle, and paired it with a Pflueger 7435 Arbor reel, a perfect combination. The rod is beautifully constructed and finished with lots of quality guides (10) and an excellent quality cork handle. You can sense every nibble no matter how light and hooks almost set themselves. The action and length allow for football field goal post to post casts (well almost) with 1/4 oz weight and a durable backbone that's distributed through the whole length of the rod. I really like it a lot.
Laguna Woods CA
Trapper
outstanding rod   (from prior model)
Pros: well balanced, light weight
Best Uses: river steelhead fishing
Comments: truly a great rod for the money.i purchased this rod at the beginning of fall steelhead season in ohio,the lake erie tributaries.on my first outing i was fortunate enough to catch four steelhead,the rod performed flawlessly,with plenty of backbone to handle these hard fighting fish.the rod is good quality with cork grips and a hook keeper at the butt,a feature many rod makers omit.i own the medium action rod,but plan to buy a medium light action rod also,so i can use lighter line when the fish become more finnicky in the low clear water conditions of winter.
akron,ohio
Troutman03
Great product!   (from prior model)
Pros: Great Value Great performance
Cons: None so far
Best Uses: Steelhead
Comments: 10 foot medium light is a great steelhead rod!
Alden NY
Joe
Great customer service   (from prior model)
Pros: Cost
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses:
Comments: I've had quite a few friends use this rod on yearly trips to Pulaski and they have had good luck with them so I bought one. On my first hook up it broke above the joint ( not very happy goes with out saying) but when I called fishusa they replaced it without any problems. So... Great job by them hooking me up not so great of a job by the rod. I will try it again seeing how my buddies have had so much success with it. Maybe the first one was just a bad apple, but we'll see.
New York
BIRD
OKUMA STEELHEAD RODS   (from prior model)
Pros: GREAT ROD, DURABLE
Cons: None so far
Best Uses: LOCAL TROUT STREAMS AND DELAWARE RIVER FOR SHAD
Comments: GREAT 2 PIECE ROD FOR ANY AVID ANGLER. GREAT FEEL, LIGHT, AND DURABLE. CAUGHT A 6 POUNDER RAINBOW AT A FISHING CLUB IN FAST WATER JUST WAITING FOR THE ROD TO SNAP AS THE GRIP WAS AT MY CHEST AND THE TIP WAS AT MY BELT LEVEL. THE ROD HELD UP AND LANDED THE FISH. ONE MESSAGE TO ALL BUY ONE!!
BETHLEHEM,PA
Dylan8351
Great Rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Price, Sensitive, Quality, Strong backbone for larger fish
Cons: Tough To Use In Tight Places
Best Uses: Walleye, Crappie, Trolling, Vertical Jigging, Casting
Comments: Great rod for the money. I use it for every species that I can target in Vermont.The tip is soft enough to sense the lightest bite while still having enough backbone for the big fish!
Vermont
chuckell
okuma connoisseur salmon/steelhead rod   (from prior model)
Pros: very good action and response
Cons: nonw what so ever
Best Uses: steelhead, salmon
Comments: awesome awesome awesome rod,you wont find a better rod than this for the money,went to erie landed a 8 lb. STEELHEAD with it it was very excellent,don't be afraid to buy these rods A + FROM ME AND 5 STARS,
pa.
Ken
Greetings fisherman   (from prior model)
Pros: 10 guides, Michigan handle, Cost, Strong backbone for larger fish
Cons: None so far
Comments: This rod was intended for use on Kamloops of the North shore in Lake Superior. I liked the quality so much I ordered one for my wife, and a third one for my son for Christmas. I use an okuma avenger float rod to centerpin on the Brule, and this rod is just as well made and a lot less expensive. In fact it has 10 guides on the 10 footer which is more than a comparable rod from Cabellas and gander mountain. they both have fewer guides and they both cost more than my current okuma just cost. I showed it to two trout fisherman at work and they both ordered the same avenger reel and Michigan handled okuma because they loved the feel and quality. I can throw a slinky weight and spawn about sixty to seventy yards from shore no problem.
Minneapolis
BAM
Pleasently Surprised   (from prior model)
Pros: Great Value Great performance
Cons: None so far
Comments: I was taking at salmon fishing trip to MI a few weeks ago and decided right before I left I wanted to try a noodle rod this time. To be honest I had not bee familiar with this brand in the past but for the price I thought I would give it a shot. The first day of my trip I hooked into a large king That quickly ran fast current and deep water. I believe that my rod tip was lower than my handle a time or two and I thought for sure the rod was going to snap. I even got a couple of remarks as I was fight this fish some thing like " what gind of ****** rod is that". Very Impressed.
Southern Indiana
Venomxx
Good rod for fly fishing for big trouts   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I use this to catch big sea trouts. Very good, much better than a quality fly rod at a fraction of the price.
Morehead city, nc
joe
nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Nice, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Lightweight, Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: great rod to use on the river.
temperance mi.
jazzman
like the action   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Lightweight
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: liked the first one i bought. like the action. you can cast far. good for bank fishing. i use mine for catfish,salmon, trout ect.
holley ny
japonmcfisher
Steelhead whoopin stick!!   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: Pier Fishing, River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Well I have been looking for a reliable and reasonably priced steelhead/salmon rod for this year's Summer run Skamania, and low and behold found the perfect whoopin stick!! For the past 2 weeks I have caught 10-12 decent sized steelhead off a local Lake Michigan pier head and man has the rod proven itself, as most of my fish have come off this rod and it has held up to some of the toughest fish! High recommend this product!
Portage, IN
Steelhauler
A great multi tasker   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Lightweight
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Surf casting spoons, Large Fish
Comments: I used it for surf casting spoons and plugs for Blue Fish in North Carolina. It casts well, has a pretty sensitive tip, and has enough backbone to lean on the bigger fish.
Cleveland, OH
Fisher
Okuma Connoisseur Fishing Pole   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Lightweight, Sensitive, Durable, Flexible
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I have been fishing since before I could walk and I think this is a great rod for the price. [@] was fast to ship my order and I am very satisfied.
Michigan
oldsockeye
Great rod for the money   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Use rod for salmon fishing paired up with an ABU Garcia 6500C reel
Mountain Home, AR
Matt
Quality Performace. Ideal Combo.   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Comfortable grip, Lightweight, Sensitive, Durable, Adequate Line Capacity, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: I was very happy with the performance of this product. Everything from the reel mechanics to the rod action scream quality. Its first day in use I caught 11 different fish. The smallest was a 6lb Brown Trout and the largest was a 17lb. Steelhead. I felt confident and in control while fighting each fish. I set a pretty high bar and this combo definitely exceeded my expectations. For a novice to Steelhead fishing that may not know what kind of equipment you need: This product right here is where you want to start.
Rochester, New York
stealhead
great rod at a great price   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: great rod would def purchase another one
corning ny
jazz
nice action light  (from prior model)
Pros: Lightweight, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: got two nice brown trout 8 to 10 lbs the first day i used the new rod. no problems. i plan to buy one more for a back up.
holley ny
J
Nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Great rod for the price
PA
Nick
Great product for the money!   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable, Lightweight, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Caught a nice 10lb steelhead using this rod....performed great!! Very pleased with it.
SW,PA
wildkat
nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Lightweight, Good Tip Action, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: can handle a steelhead
NW IND
Procraft1
Okuma Does It Again   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Lightweight, Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing, Fly Fishing
Comments: This rod is both sensitive, durable, and everything a steelhead/salmon rod should be. I have had the opportunity to use this rod a couple of times since its purchase, and I am both confident that it can handle big kings as well as help in dropping egg sacks in tough to reach spots for steelies.
Madison, WI
Likes to Fish
Rod was cheap and works well...so far   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Lightweight
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: The 9' noodle rod I got is great for the price. It casts great and provides plenty of power against strong fish (steelhead). I'm anxious to see how it does in the ocean for redfish and trout.
Ohio
Salmon Finder
Nice Rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: A good rod for the money I would buy another. I am taking it to the salmon river in September.
Syracuse, NY
Opey
Very good product for the money.   (from prior model)
Pros: Reel operates smoothly, Sensitive, Easy To Transport, Durable, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: I fish for salmon and steelhead and find this outfit very well made and it has operated without any problems. The quality is very good. This is the 3rd outfit I have purchased, one for myself and two for friends. I have not yet found any objections to this product,and have owned and used it for one season of salmon and steelhead fishing.
Syracuse, NY
R1fpgb
Great Surf fishing rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Comments: This is a great rod for fishing the surf here in Calif. The lure weight rating is 1/8-1/4 but I can cast a 1 ounce weight with no problem.
Oxnard Calif.
Calicoman
Good rod at good price.   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Cons: Too short prefer 9ft
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, Surf fishing all spicies
Comments: I used to live in Northern CA and fished steelhead trout. This rod would be great for that purpose too. I now live in Southern CA and do a lot of surf fishing. Needed a rod that has some backbone as well as finesse sensitivity. This medium 10-20lb. rod fit the bill. Makes fighting smaller perch still fun with lots of rod bending action and can handle leopard sharks to 30+ pounds. Rod is fished hard in the saltwater, so I did not want to spend hundreds on a rod that will get abused. This rod so far has proven very worthy and would recommend it to others.
Torrance, CA
chowhound
connoisseur rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Durable
Cons: Rear grip to short
Best Uses: River Fishing, Small Fish, Large Fish
Comments: if rear grip was 4" longer would be perfect
southern oregon
Steelhead Dave
longer rod is long on the arm   (from prior model)
Comments: The 10-ft length of this noodle rod is excellent for playing fish but a little tough for long casting as the pole can feel heavy. I may switch to the slightly shorter 9-ft noodle rod (its sibling model), with a slightly smaller reel for all-day fishing. Nothing wrong with the rod, which is beautifully made -- more likely my casting technique that makes it feel a bit large for my purposes sometimes.
Rochester, NY
nofish
nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Durable, Accurate Casting, Sensitive
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: not crazy about the short handle
monroeville pa
White Mike
Fun rods, great price   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: I fish in Alaska - these rods have the feel of a flyrod with the convienience of a spinning rod. Makes catchin smaller fish ( trout ) a whole lot of fun, yet has the backbone to handle salmon as well - have caught many silvers in the 12 to 15 lb range -the rod is sensitive and does the work after the hookup -- allows you to use much lighter line
Sterling, Alaska
Tom
''big rod big fish in net''   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Great for Steelheads
Osceola Mills,Pa.
hot rods
nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: nice rod if your pulling 15 to 20 lb fish. good lake trout rod
Professional
 in 
lake huron
Marcatt
Great rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible
Best Uses: Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: This is a great rod. However I should have gotten a longer butt as the reel is close to the sand when you need to mess with the rod tip.
Inland Empire, CA
fish slayer
I will be buying more in the near future   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish, River Fishing
Comments: great for light line fishing in crystal clear water and bobber and jig fishing for steelhead
crescent city, california
Kdawg
Its a nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: I have used it on the piers of lake michigan, in the rivers, and even fished bluegills with a slip bobber on this rod. I feel it is a good affordable rod. Take care of you equipment and it will last a long time.
Portage MI
Tadpole
great rod with nice features and price.   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Flexible
Best Uses: Good inshore rod, Large Fish, Ocean Fishing
Comments: I use this rod fishing from Jetties on the Texas coast where a long rod with a good backbone is needed. Perfect for reds, trout, sheepshead. good cork handles. I expect the rod to last a long time.
Rockport, TX
Dean
Good rod at a great price   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Durable, Flexible, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I use this rod for fishing river steelhead. It's a great rod for the angler who's on a budget, but wants a fishing rod that performs well and is durable enough to last.
Adirondack Mtns, NY
addicted2daiwa
No fun on Small Fish!   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: Difficult To Maintain
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I live in California and our rivers have an "alright" run of Salmon and Steelhead but this rod is too heavy weight for them. The sensitivity is great but it it's tip is very fragile so when drift fishing, it's hard to tell when you hooked onto a fish. It's pretty good at tossing spoons and spinners but this isn't the rod of choice for drift fishing. If your preference is heavyweight then this is the rod for you. If you actually like to play the fish, then this isn't the rod for you. This rod drags in a 6lbs Steelhead like a bluegill...
Fort Bragg, CA
benny
good feel and action   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: Steelhead, River Fishing
Comments: worked very well for steelies. caught several first time i used rod.butt is a little short but all in all a very nice rod for the price.
blairsville PA.
ron
great rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish
Comments: This is a great rod. Used it in erie steelhead fishing was great. Caught a few.
pittsburgh pa
Salm Salm
Less than expected   (from prior model)
Cons: Breaks Easily
Comments: This rod doesn't have much in the way of action. I bought two and one broke while fighting a fish with 8 pound test line. The line should have broken long before the rod did. [...]
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My Wife's a Fishing
Excellent Rod for the Money!!   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Sensitive, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: The Steelhead have been starting to trickle in so I took the rod out and tested it right away. Caught 2 nice ones (8 & 9 lbs) my first day out and several more since then. The rod handled the fish with no problems. It did a great job of protecting my light line and was sensitive enough to feel the light bite. An awesome value. (Especially if you are as hard on your gear as I am.)
West Michigan
gate
not even good enough for firewood   (from prior model)
Pros: Horrible rods
Cons: Poor Construction, Garbage
Best Uses: Small Fish, Never again for okuma
Comments: whippy rods, 9 and 10 footer, tips broke with first fish, three pound trout. i've have been fishing for over 50 years and these rods are junk, junk, junk i would send them back but the cost isn't what they are worth, save your money and buy a shimano, fish usa has lost a customer
san ramon calif
professor
Not a bad rod for the money   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: Too Stiff
Best Uses: Large Fish, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Comments: This is not a bad rod for the money. It is well constructed and looks great with the cork handles, but it is a little stiff and a bit heavy when matched with the right sized reel that holds 10 to 12 lb. line. Can be quite tiring and cause a stiff back if you fish a long time.
New York
metal head
Great rod but easy on the tip   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I drift a lot of eggs for steelhead and this rod works well. You do have to be careful with the tips though becuase they break too easy.b
Spokane Washington
KingFisher
Excellent Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: The Rod speaks for it self!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tacoma Washington
Dave the
I enjoyed it, but it broke!   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Flexible, Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport
Cons: Breaks Easily
Best Uses: River Fishing, Estuary Fishing
Comments: I caught and released quite a few silver salmon in the 12 to 14 pound range over the course of a morning in Kodiak, Alaska. The length and flexibility of the rod made casting #4 & #5 Silver Fox spinners quite effective and the rod handled these fish easily on 8# line. Unfortunately the tip broke off just above the ferrule closest to the tip. I did not notice any signs of damage or construction defects. I enjoyed using the rod and will either repair or replace it. I would recommend it because it is a very good buy.
San Francisco, CA
THE OLD FISHERMAN
VERY GOOD. I WOULD BUY THESE RODS AGAIN   (from prior model)
Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Durable, Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish, Small Fish
Comments: I USE THIS ROD FOR BASS FISHING.
CANADIAN LAKES, MICHIGAN
pete
Excellence all the way around.   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Shore fishing for trout
Comments: I find this rod to be great all the way around. I think it's safe to say that "if you take care of it then it will take care of you" and perform very well as advertised.
Tunkhannock, PA
Grumpy
Nice Rod (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Accurate Casting, Sensitive, Good Tip Action, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I bought this rod after useing an ultra light & was surprized with the action & performance. I would rate it 4 stars
Eastern OREGON
PAPA
A Sheer Delight in Every Bite   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Large Fish, River Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: I've enjoyed using my new Okuma rod to cast light (4 lb test) line in the California surf. The rod is real responsive when the bite is light and also has the backbone to land heavier fish.
cARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
shirofish
Good Value Fishing Rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Durable, Accurate Casting, Flexible, Easy To Transport
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Small Fish
Comments: The extra length is perfect for surf fishing along the coast even though it is a steelhead rod.
Torrance, CA
nlawvere
Good pole   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Good Tip Action, Easy To Transport
Cons: Handle bit long
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: Good pole by Okuma
IN
jeff the deer slayer
okuma conseirerur combo   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Durable, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: perfect for anything nice backbone
philadelphia
John
real nice rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Good Tip Action, Accurate Casting
Cons: None so far
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: Nice rod to use everytime
Houston, TX
Tulsa Striper Nut
Great Rod For the $$$$   (from prior model)
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I use the 8' medium river fishing for striper...not many steelhead around here. Medium can land 20lb striper in moving current. Great rod for the money.
Oklahoma
The Grifter
Classic SteelHead Rod   (from prior model)
Pros: Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: This rod has a very short butt section where the reel is close to the bottom of the rod, however it is great for quick hook sets, and it balances nice for those long days on the river.
Oswego New York
Skunk Ape
Good Deal   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Sensitive, Good Tip Action
Best Uses: River Fishing, Large Fish
Comments: I bought this rod for my g/f - for chucking spoons and spinners for salmon and trout. She caught a nice Lake Ontario brown trout on her first outting with this rod. For the $ it's a great rod.
West Seneca, NY
Bigboy98
Great Value for the Price   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Flexible
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: This is a very reliable rod and reel combination. For the avid fisherman you would be hard pressed to find a better value in a Steelhead package.
Avon, OH
Kevin
Not bad for the price   (from prior model)
Pros: Flexible, Accurate Casting, Durable
Cons: Hard To Transport
Best Uses: Large Fish, River Fishing
Comments: Rod is a good deal for the money.
pittsburgh pa
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