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Thread: Okuma 9'3" rods

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    Okuma 9'3" rods

    I had a chance to fish with the new Okuma 9'3" rods that have just came to the market. I have 3 custom avid rods that have been my "go to" rods for the past 3 years; I had an rod builder make them to what I considered the "perfect" specifications. I have been playing around with the new 9'3" H and XH rods from Okuma and I am finding myself grabbing these rods instead of my Avids. These rods are perfectly balanced, strong backbone to throw basically any bait, yet a softer tip to allow someone to effectively play a fish at the boat. Even through they are only a couple inches longer than my usually 8'6", it makes a huge difference. I am able to do wider, better figure 8's. I have a lot of people in and out of my boat and everyone has tried them and all seem to be very impressed, generally the comment is "I gotta get me one of these." Okuma nailed this rod on the head, it is awesome!

    Once again, Okuma has made a high quality product with a reasonable price. This is why I consider Okuma the best bargain in the musky world...

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    Josh, let's not forget the lifetime warranty and a best customer service in the entire fishing business.

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    Josh

    Where can one buy one?

    Or at least looooook at one?

    Thanks.

    Tommy


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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    When my Okuma 8'6" XH snapped in two throwing a Mag Dawg, I took it back to Smokey's in Pewaukee and exchanged it for a 9'3" H. So far I like it alot.

    I know they still have 9'3" H and XH in stock as well as the 8'6" XXH.

    I would probably agree that they are the best value out there, and they do stand behind their products.

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    Just wondering if these are telescopic like the smaller 8'6" rods, and is there a website where I can check these out.



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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    Picked up a 9/3xh a couple weeks ago and it is a very impressive rod. threw big curly sues and super ds with no problems, also very nice with double 10s and single blade bucktails as well. yes the handle does telescope like the 8/6. no worries with that either. very nice rod!

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    see http://www.okumafishing.com

    9'3" I looked at yesterday were telescopic. 4-16oz rated.

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    The major reason to the for telescoping rods, is because of 1) shipping and 2) fitting into more rod lockers. I have not gotten to throw the bigger models yet, but if its anything like my 8'6" XH, I know it will be a good rod.

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    Even though the 8'6" rods are great rods, you'll like the 9'3" better... If you

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    RE: Okuma 9'3" rods

    I did not know they were already out. Do they make an XXH in the 9'3" or just the XH? I will most likley be buying one as well and I like the telescoping feature, too many boat companies still make a 7' rod locker.

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