2009 ISE Sacramento
Custom lures, Pros, and more at the 2009 International Sportsmen's Expo
The highly anticipated C3 (Carbon Cone Concept) rods are now shipping and Okuma
had a full rack on display at the show. These rods feature a high modulus "40
ton" graphite construction with a ported Fuji reel seat for reduced weight and a
split grip butt section for reduced weight. These rods look very premium with
their lightly sanded carbon grips which are designed to actually feel tacky to
the touch when wet. While designed to compete with top premium rods on the
market the C3 is a great deal for only 149-159 dollars depending on model, and
also come backed with a limited lifetime warranty.
The C3 features lightly sanded
carbon grips which are designed to remain tacky to the touch even when wet
The split grip design says it all
Okuma also offered their own answer to the struggling economy
with the Reflexions rods which feature IM-8 blanks, low profile stainless steel
guide frames, zirconium inserts, a split grip design, and most importantly a
retail price of only 49.99-54.99 depending on model!
Looking for a quality split grip
rod at the 50 dollar price point?
The Reflexions rod is an
aggressively priced rod designed to offer more value for the money
Ric Hawthorne, Marketing Manager
at Okuma, shows us the exciting C3 production rods
for the season is the Mark Wilson trolling rod. Mark is actually a striper
trolling guru on the nearby Delta and worked closely with Lamiglas to design the
ultimate trolling specifically for stripers. Featuring a combination of graphite
and glass the company wasn't shy about the combination and the sections of the
rod where the material transitions is very evident.
Lamiglas has stripers on their
minds with the Mark Wilson special
We think the rod actually looks very custom as the
colors transition from grey to olive green and ultimately to a familiar orange
at the tip. The 705 Striper rod is 7'0" in length, handles lures 3/8-1 1/2oz.
and lines 8-20lb. The rod is available now and retails for 189 dollars.
The top of the rod is all glass
Ron Mukai shows us the Mark Wilson
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