What is Torsion Control Armor?

With Torsion Control Armor (TCA) being implemented into many new Okuma reels, supporters of the brand are curious to know what exactly Torsion Control Armor is and what its benefits are.

Torsion Control Armor was designed with a purpose in mind – to significantly reduce body twisting, to keep your internals in perfect alignment, and dramatically improve your fishing experience – especially when fishing braided line.

While traditional spinning body designs utilize single-side support, Torsion Control Armor uses a durable double-arm design to help decrease pressure from weak areas and body twisting points.

TCA is constructed to optimize your fishing experience. With its innovative technology, Torsion Armor Control’s unique frame significantly improves casting, cranking, and gripping by dispersing pressure to other parts of the reel.

TCA is constructed with Okuma’s C40X long-strand carbon fiber technology. C-40X Carbon Technology utilizes a special blended graphite polymer. The carbon fibers in this material are elongated and reinforced, creating substantially stronger composite than standard graphite material. At 25% lighter, 1.5x stronger, and 100% anti-corrosive, C-40X translates into an extremely lightweight and durable construction.

At Okuma our goal is to enhance every encounter. By integrating the newest advancements in materials and construction we can eliminate the troubles of fishing and keep the focus where it matters most – CATCHING FISH!

Available Now: Ceymar Baitfeeder Reels

AVAILABLE NOW!

Okuma Ceymar Baitfeeder

The Okuma Ceymar spinning reels have been a popular reel around the country and now Baitfeeder reels have joined the Ceymar family. The Ceymar Baitfeeder reels feature an easy to use On/Off auto trip bait feeding system. Once engaged, the secondary drag system puts out very little pressure for your live bait to run nearly freely. In a non live bait situation, when a fish picks up your bait, they feel very little to no pressure from your line allowing them to fully commit to your bait. The Ceymar features a ported machined aluminum anodized spool with LCS lip to reduce line twist and cast and retrieve, as well as an aluminum handle for strength and durability. Its graphite rotor was designed with Okuma’s Cyclonic Flow Rotor to whisk away water as it gathers on the reel to keep it dry and functional. With eight total stainless steel ball bearings, the Ceymar Baitfeeder runs smooth. The Ceymar Baitfeeder is available in three sizes, CBF-40, CBF-55, and CBF-65 and has an MSRP of $74.99- $89.99. The Ceymar Baitfeeder is back by Okuma’s 1-year limited warranty.

Features:

        – On/Off auto trip bait feeding system
– Multi-disc, Japanese oiled felt drag washers
– 7BB+1RB stainless steel bearings
– Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing
– Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
– Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor
– CFR: Cyclonic Flow Rotor technology
– Precision Elliptical Gearing System
– Rigid metal handle design for strength
– Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
– Heavy duty solid aluminum bail wire
– RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
– Ceymar reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty

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Introducing the NEW Epixor XT

The Okuma Epixor XT spinning reels are the next generation of a long standing family of spinning reels within the Okuma lineup. Today’s anglers want lightweight reels that they can cast all day and strength and durability to turn and stop even the feistiest of fish. The Epixor XT reels utilize advanced technologies to create both exceptional feel and rock solid durability.

 

The NEW Epixor XT    
   – TCA: Torsion Control Armor reduces twisting
– 7BB+1RB stainless steel bearings
– Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing
– Slow oscillation system for improved line lay
– Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor
– CFR: Cyclonic Flow Rotor technology
– Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
– RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System

C40X Carbon Technology
NEW C40X Carbon Technology allows for lighter and strong construction than standard graphite. It provide for a rigidity, less weight, and eliminates the chance of reel corrosion.

Centrifugal Disc Bail
Weighted and balanced – the Centrifugal Disc Bail delivers a smooth bail experience


Cyclonic Flow Rotor
The reel also features our Okumas’ new Cyclonic Flow Rotor. This new technological advancement in reel construction increases air flow through the ported rotor to promoting faster drying time.

Progressive Drag
Drag System incorporates more precise and accurate drag settings. The three sizes all contain eight total stainless steel ball bearings and between 11-19lbs of drag out of its multi-disc, Japanese oiled felt drag washers.

Torsion Control Armor
Features Torsion Control Armor which eliminates reel stem twisting and torque while keeping your gears completely aligned. TCA will help get rid of unwanted body twisting by applying pressure on the reel in multiple directions from cranking. It is especially useful for those who enjoy using braided line.

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Okuma Captain Spotlight- Keith Denette – The Constitution

We had the chance to sit down with Captain Keith Denette of the sportfishing vessel The Constitution who runs part of the year out of San Diego California, and part of the year out of Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  Keith owned and ran the Maximus for many years until it went down, and built quite the business on that boat.  Known for comfortable trips and big fish, Keith has come full circle in the industry, and we are proud to have him as part of the Okuma family.

Okuma- How long have you been in and around the fishing industry?

Keith- My whole life. Been Rodin reelin’ since I was 4. Had this crazy addiction to catch fish. Got a little serious when I was 11 years old when I worked on the Ellie M for Bob Levy in 1982 as a deckhand and deckboss Jon Barriqutro showed me what was up. Mom did not like me working on sportboats.

Keith at Fred Hall Long Beach

O- What got you started?

KD- My Father introduced me to river and lake fishing. My brother hated fishing and he would always take him over me. Totally sucked. He was 5 years older then me but  that was ok. Still found a way to fish the docks and beaches.

 

O- You have been a key player in the San Diego Long Range game for quite some time.  What are some of the boats you have worked on?

KD- Never been a key player at all. Always did what is right and always put my family and crew first. The rest falls where it needs to go. Always exceed our anglers expectations and never short them. Small boat knowledge when I was a kid mostly out of Channel Islands harbor Sea Watch, Ellie M, Morning Star, New Bluefin, Estrella. Worked my first yacht at 20 yrs old. Then it went all uphill from there. Channel Islands, San Diego, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. 40 to 72 footers. Calico bass to Giant yellowfin tuna. Bought Nicole and I our first home on Marlin tournament winnings at Catalina Island.

Constitution Yellowfin Tuna Puerto Vallarta

O- Clearly you had to work your way up to becoming a captain, and one of the premier captains at that, but what duties did you have along the way that most aspiring Sportfishing captains might not know they may end up doing? 

KD- Cleaning heads, vomit, etc.

KD- Still clean vomit from time to time. There is no rank on my vessel. Get it done attitude. If you wait for some one to get the job done for you. You may not have a job when we hit the dock. I have lived a life of cleaning and customer service. I have instilled it in my children and they follow it daily.

Constitution Yellowfin Tuna Puerto Vallarta

O- What year did you purchase your fist boat, and how did that all come about?

KD- Bought serveral skiffs not boats. Rod and reeled seabass and halibut and always enjoyed being on the water. My son Hunter wanted to work on sportboats and I chose to work with him and teach him right. We ran a 6 pk job in Channel Islands. Fished exclusively seabass and halibut. Purchased the Maximus together with the profits in one season together around 2007.

Constitution Yellowfin

O- With so much time on the water and south of the border, what made you take a serious look at the PV area and focusing your business on that area? 

KD- Fished Cabo San Lucas for a few years and had a great opportunity to run a 32′ Topaz for a highly respected friend from Ventura. He gave me the first opportunity to fish giant yellowfin tuna on my own. Been fishing Puerto Vallarta for 200 plus days a year for years then I can remember.

Constitution Yellowfin

O- The Maximus was well known as THE premier PV boat if you wanted to get down and catch big fish regularly.  How long did it take you to establish yourself in PV and gain a steady following?

KD- It took time. I was born In Port Hueneme California and my mother was born in Mexico City. Most of my family is from Guadalajara. I was able to get duel citizenship and start a business without any problems. I enjoy employing the locals of Puerto Vallarta. There I was able to get permits to operate.  I would run trips with 2-4 anglers. Whoever could get the time to come down I would run and take them fishing.  Very little food was put on the table at that time. Our family stuck together and made the best of what we have. May have not been the best desicions in life or the standard way of operation but I gave it my best. I give all the credit to my friend Brandon Hayward for showing me the light and released the first article in Western Outdoor News. Multiple page write up “Cow Fishing Vegas Style”

Constitution Double

Constitution Yellowfin

O- With what happened to the Maximus a couple years ago, did you have a plan to get back into a boat right away and continue on?  Was there some hesitation?

KD- Yes there was some hesitation. I was in a sort of depression. Not knowing what will happen. First time Nicole and I were unemployed and needed assistance. I was ready to take any job and do what ever it took to put food on the table and hang on to what we had. A fish Market came to mind. What turned the table was our solid customer base that insisted we keep the deposits for our upcoming season. They some how knew I was not out of the game. They were willing to wait a couple years for us to find the right boat. That inspired Nicole and I to find something that was safe and larger then what we had.

Sword Fight

Constitution Sportfishing

O- How did the purchase of the Constitution come about?

 

KD- Nicole and I walked the docks in San Diego and literally spent every day, all day on yacht world, dockstreet, and every resource we could find online. All it led up to was disappointment. One after another seemed we could make this one work or another. I had this crazy feeling a sportboat was going to pop up on the screen. Never happend. We made a full asking offer in Ketchikan Alaska to find out the seller got cold feet. One wall after another. Then one day we had lunch at a hotel in San Diego on our regular drives to San Diego and I decided to contact Frank Ursitti.

Constitution Sportfishing

O- Now that you guys are in full swing, how many trips a year are you guys running down in PV, and up in SD?

KD- Not sure how many trips I run. Honestly I leave that to my wife Nicole. All I know is I work everyday from Oct to May. Do some maintenance in May/June then I run everyday at the end of June to October. I think I’m on the water a little more then 300 days a year.

Triple

O- It has been incredible to see such huge fish coming over the rail regularly for you guys.  What is it about you that brings monster fish to the boat?

Monster Yellowfin

KD- Patience. We are always changing our game here. As conditions change so do we. I am constantly messing with the rigging that we use. I think we discuss as a crew what leader we should be fishing on every trip. Hook size, reel size, leader size and so on…I give credit to my crew. Stand alone we have the best operators, Deckhand’s and chefs available. Proud to have the same crew up to 10 years. Our passengers see it and feel it when they come onboard.

Western Outdoor News Cover Shot

Bottom Fish Too

O- As tackle has evolved over the years, is there anything special that you look for in gear? 

KD- Absolutely. Without the proper tools we have nothing. We have the funding to buy anything available on the market. I could care less what this company wants to give us this and that. What we have chose to work with is by far the best tools we can use to land anything that swims in these waters.

 

Rail Rod

O- Clearly your clients are looking for an incredible experience, and gear makes the trip. Are there any go-to set ups that you grab right off the rail?

KD- Sure. Plain and simple. Cost effective equipment that gets the job done. Okuma Makaira 30’s and 50’s is what we have onboard. Love to see a Makaira 50 narrow. I think that may be a game changer. I could see us with 50 narrows, topless 50’s and 80’s in the future.

Makaira SEa family

Makaira internal look

O- Anything else you’d like to add about you and Nichole or the Constitution business in general?

KD- Well she is my soulmate. We have been together since she was 15 and I was 16. We started a rockcod/shrimpfly gangion business when we were 17 years old. I worked in the fishing industry all my life. We have children. Our Daughter Isabella is 16 years old and my son Hunter is 19. Hunter just passed his 100 ton Captains course. NIcole answers the phone. Gives all of our angler all the nessesary information to guide our anglers to the best experience they can have. She never had the opportunity to fish the Maximus and she just got her first experience on the Constitution and got to experience how easy a female can come down and have a chance to catch a giant yellowfin tuna. Well she caught a 185 and a 302 lber. First time on her own boat. Pretty awesome I may add..

 

To find out more information on booking trips for giant tuna aboard The Constitution, please visit their website at https://constitutionsportfishing.com/

 

Komodo SS-Stainless Steel

The New Okuma Komodo SS Casting Reel not only has amazing levels of drag output to take on the largest fish, but it stainless steel main gear, stainless steel pinion gear, along with its heavy duty stainless steel drive, and spool shafts offer serious power and durability.

This powerful reel can take on the largest freshwater fish like pike, musky and salmon, along with the toughest inshore species like stripers, jacks and trophy calico bass. The ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum frame and sideplates form a rigid, but lightweight platform that is comfortable to fish, and ensures consistently smooth casts and retrieves.

The Komodo SS is corrosion resistant with stainless steel bearings. It’s available in both right and left hand retrieve, and is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.

What is CFR?- Cyclonic Flow Rotor

With the introduction of the Inspira Spinning Reel in 2015 and the new Helios SX Spinning Reels, people often ask us about the features.  One of the key features we get asked about often is, What is CFR?  CFR stands for Cyclonic Flow Rotor.

          Helios SX CFR

 

The Cyclonic Flow Rotor (CFR) was designed to create a “cyclonic” airflow, which significantly increases air flow through the ported rotor.

Cyclonic Flow Rotor

This thoroughly tested design allows for a much faster drying time if the reel becomes wet, minimizing corrosion possibilities throughout the reel.

CFR also creates a lighter weight and a more rigid rotor which reduces the flex and rotational coherence and creates a more precise mechanical operation.

CFR Rotor Design

Within this light weight design, Okuma utilizes its C-40X carbon technology in its new Helios SX Spinning Reels.  The C-40X carbon technology utilizes a specially blended graphite polymer.  The carbon fibers in the material are elongated and reinforced, creating a substantially stronger composite than standard graphite materials.  At 25% lighter, 1.5 times stronger and 100% anti corrosive, C-40X translates into an extremely lightweight and durable construction. The Inspira Spinning Reels feature standard graphite with its CFR.

Inspira CFR

                  Inspira CFR

The CFR can be found in both the Inspira Spinning Reel as well as the new Helios SX Spinning Reels.

Helios SX CFR

SCT Musky Rods A Stunning Example Of Strength And Power

Musky fishing is a lesson in faith, a deeply held belief that the fish are there, and the strike will come on the next cast. Like all faiths, faith in musky will be tested and any weakness will be exploited. Thankfully, Okuma Fishing Tackle has introduced new SCT Musky rods, delivering new levels of strength and power that all musky anglers can believe in.

SCT Musky Rod

SCT Musky rods are constructed with exceptional blank reinforcement to handle the rigors of big baits and big fish.

SCT Musky rods utilize the latest technologies and advanced construction techniques to deliver ultimate strength, power and durability. The rod blanks are blends of 24- and 30-Ton carbon for exceptional responsiveness. The tip sections are fortified with Okuma UFR, or Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement. UFR is an additional layer of unidirectional fiber that increases lifting power in the tip by 3X. Whether casting large lures or putting a hard hookset on a figure-eight fish, UFR protects against tip breakage, the most common form of rod break.

UFR is only one component of blank reinforcement. SCT Musky rod blanks are also treated with Okuma Spiral Carbon Technology. SCT is a dual helix wrap of pure carbon thread over the entire length of the rod blank. Each thread contains more than 6000 individual strands of carbon. SCT maintains the round cross section of the blank under extreme load, resisting ovaling. When rod blanks are subjected to exceptional load, ovaling is when the blank is taken out of round to oval. At that point, the blank’s structure loses strength and failure becomes possible. In combination with the UFR tip, Spiral Carbon Technology provides tip-to-butt durability and complete confidence.

The guide system adds to the platform of power. Running guides are Fuji “K” Concept Deep-Press guides with premium Alconite inserts. The unique shape and 30-degree angle of the frames reduces the ability for braided lines to wrap and hang up on them. In cases where tip wrap occurs, it can most often be fixed by rolling the guides to a downward position, an important feature in long rods where clearing tip wraps is a chore. The tip guides are by Sea Guide with “RS” rings. RS ring material is amazingly hard, 1.5-times as hard as quartz. The material itself is super-small diameter, set deep in the frame, resulting in a well-protected ring with maximum internal clearance for the overall size of the guide.

Rod handles include full length, premium cork grips. Rear grips are 15-3/4-inches in length, and custom contoured fore grips are 5-1/2-inches in length. Fuji trigger reel seats include stainless steel reinforced hoods.

SCT Musky rods include three telescopic casting models. The SCT-C-861XHT-FGa is an 8’6”, moderate-fast/fast action rod in extra-heavy power for casting weights of 4- to 12-ounces. The SCT-C-861XXH-FGa is also 8’6” in length, but features a fast action and extra-extra-heavy power for casting baits up to 16-ounces. The longer SCT-C-931XHT-FGa is 9’3” in length, moderate-fast/fast action and extra-heavy power for casting lure weights up to 16-ounces.

SCT Musky rods are available at an MSRP of $199.99 and are backed by the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty.

SBX Swimbait Rods Deliver Extreme Performance

There’s no doubt that Okuma Fishing Tackle is home to a number of hard-core swimbait anglers. As the U.S. distributors of Savage Gear lures, a preeminent manufacturer of swimbaits, Okuma rods and reels come together with the lures like bread and butter. Solidifying their presence as an elite-level manufacturer in the swimbait market, Okuma Fishing Tackle has proudly introduced new SBX swimbait rods.

SBX Swimbait rods incorporate advanced materials, construction techniques and components to deliver swimbait anglers stunning actions, in powerful rods that are built to last. Construction begins with a blend of highly-responsive 24- and 30-Ton carbon. The tip sections are then fortified by Okuma UFR (Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement) technology. UFR adds a layer of unidirectional fiber to the tip section of the rod. This seamless integration delivers a 3X increase in strength and lifting power in the tip. Functionally, UFR dramatically strengthens the tip against breakage when casting heavy lures and landing big fish.

The guides system is second-to-none, including Sea Guide ZEUSS Deep-Press Titanium guide frames that are 43% lighter than comparable stainless steel. The inserts are Sea Guide “RS” inserts, 1.5 times harder than quartz and one of the hardest ring materials available. Due to the inherent strength of the RS material, the diameter of the actual ring material can me much smaller than normal. Inserts made from RS material will deliver a larger opening for lines and knots to pass through than different materials in the same guide size.

It’s the grip systems of SBX Swimbait rods that will be immediately recognized. The fore grip and rear grip are constructed from premium 3K woven carbon fiber. The material is uncoated, offering a fine texture that creates a perfectly positive grip. The fore grip is part of the reel seat and screws down to secure the reel, covering all reel seat threads for total comfort in the hand. Okuma 3K woven carbon fiber grips have no filler, clean up with minimal effort a look great for the lifetime of the rod. Reel seats are by Fuji, with stainless steel hoods for strength. An oversized EVA butt cap provides an anchor point for the non-reel hand when throwing big baits long distances.

SBX Swimbait rods include three models, each 7’11” in length. SBX-C-7111H is a heavy power, moderate-fast action rod for 15- to 30-pound line and lures weighing 1- to 6-ounces. The SBX-C-711XH is an extra-heavy power with fast action. The XH is rated for 15- to 40-pound line and lures weights from 2- to 10-ounces. The most powerful rod in the line is the SBX-C-7111XXH. With extra-extra-heavy power, fast action and rated for 20- to 40-pound line, this is the choice for baits weighing 5- to 14-ounces.

SBX Swimbait rods are available at an MSRP of $229.99 and are backed by the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Okuma Reflexions Bass And Inshore Rods Make Premier Actions Accessible To All Anglers

Since our beginning, Okuma Fishing Tackle has welcomed every consumer to our product line, regardless of that consumer’s budget.

Reflexions full grip rod

Reflexions rods offer anglers a foundational series of rods they can fish throughout their angling career.

Okuma’s growth has come by developing a relationship of trust with customers, within which it is understood that no matter what the retail cost, the Okuma product will deliver features and performance over and above. Reflexions bass fishing rods have played a key role, as anglers count on these rods to deliver an outstanding fishing experience. Updated and upgraded for 2017, new Reflexions rods put excellence within reach of every angler.

New Reflexions rods include 21 models: five one-piece casting rods with split grips, two two-piece casting rods with split grips, two casting rods with full rear grips, six spinning rods with split grips, four two-piece spinning rods with split grips and two spinning rods with full rear grips. The selection covers every bass fishing technique, minus the very heaviest “meat stick” techniques. Given the power range of medium-light to medium-heavy, Reflexions rods also excel in inshore applications for species like speckled trout and redfish.

Reflexions rods begin with 24-Ton carbon fiber blanks. For 2017, new Reflexions rods include Okuma UFR, or Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement, technology. Within UFR construction the carbon tip section of the blank receives a reinforcing layer of unidirectional fiber. The result is a 3X increase in lifting power of the rod tip and a dramatic decrease in the number one source of rod failure, broken tip sections.

Guide systems have been upgraded across all models. New Reflexions rods utilize Sea Guide Deep-Press frames with aluminum oxide inserts. The Sea Guide frame uses precise angles to minimize the ability of line, braided or monofilament, to wrap the guide frame. The Deep-Press of the rings minimizes ring exposure to damage and provide a secure hold over the long term.

Reflexions spinning rod

Reflexions spinning rods are built with split grips for lighter weight and exceptional handling.

Handle systems are also completely new. Standard pipe reel seats have been replaced with skeletonized seats with custom cork inserts for exceptional comfort. Split grip models include contoured rear cork grips for a perfect fit in the hand. Chrome winding checks add beautiful detail. New models include the availability of rods with full rear grips in both casting and spinning.

New Reflexions rods are available at an MSRP of $69.99 across all models, with exception of four full grip models that carry an MSRP of $79.99. Reflexions rods are backed by the Okuma 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Okuma Fishing Tackle Introduces Three New “Canadian-Style” Mooching Rod Families

Mooching is a heavily-preferred technique in Canada for targeting salmon in saltwater. There is much to like about it. Long, limber rods and single-action reels create a fantastic fishing experience where every inch of line is earned and every fish a special event. Continuing a mission to inspire angler participation and enjoyment of the the sport, Okuma Fishing Tackle has proudly introduced new Celilo, Salish and SCT Mooching rods.

Each of the new rod series includes four foundational moderate/moderate-fast rod actions. Two 9’ actions include a medium power rated for 15- to 30-pound line and a medium-heavy power rated for 20- to 40-pound line. Two 10’6’ actions include matching powers to the 9’ models, offering anglers their choice of powers and lengths.

At the core of each series are smooth, responsive 24-Ton carbon blanks. The material delivers loads of inherent power, but does so over a wide-range of flex. As salmon make strong runs, interrupted by violent head shakes, the rod blanks take it all in strike with even pressure that keep hooks solidly connected.

If fishing rods were defined by actions alone, there would only be one series of rods. At each step, Celilo, Salish and SCT incorporate different components and technologies so angler can choose the exact experience that fits them.

Celilo, MSRP $64.99-$69.99

There’s an elegance to the simplicity of Celilo rods. Defined by great rod actions, workmanlike components make them accessible to all anglers at an MSRP of $64.99. The guide system includes stainless steel guide frames with titanium-oxide inserts. The handle system includes cork fore and rear grips. Reel seats hold strong with stainless steel hoods. From a pure fishing perspective, Celilo rods deliver everything an angler needs. Celilo rods are backed by the Okuma 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Salish, MSRP $89.99-$99.99

Salish begins with beautiful rod actions and completes them with beautiful components. The guide system features stainless steel frames and inserts for long-wearing corrosion-resistance in saltwater environments. Handles include two options. The first is a lightweight shrink tube rear grip with compressed cork fore grip. The second is custom 3K woven carbon fiber rear grips with shrink tube fore grips. Offering the ultimate in durability and good looks, 3K woven carbon fiber rear grips shrug off wear from rod holders, clean easily and deliver a lifetime of good looks.

SCT, MSRP $149.99-$154.99

SCT Mooching rods will appeal to those anglers who want the very best-of-the-best. SCT stands for Spiral Carbon Technology and it’s a core feature of ultra-premium SCT Mooching rods. SCT is a double helix wrap of pure carbon thread from tip to butt of the rod. Each carbon thread is comprised of as many as 6,000 micro strands of carbon. SCT reinforcement protects the blank beneath from both exterior damage, and interior stress when under load, by resisting ovaling. Ovaling is then a rod blank is taken out of its round shape when under heavy pressure. When rod blanks go out of round, they lose an exceptional amount of strength, becoming the number one cause of structural blank failure. SCT rods dramatically increase strength and durability.

Every other component of SCT Mooching rods are also the best they can be. The guide system features Fuji double-foot SV guide frames with “O” ring inserts. The handle system includes custom Okuma 3K woven carbon fiber fore and rear grips. Okuma carbon fiber grips provide a positive grip, superior durability, exceptional good looks and clean up with minimal effort.