looking for good stand up rod

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by thenewkid, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

    I have recently gotten into offshore fishing going on a 3 1/2 day trip in sept looking for a good 5 1/2 or 6 ' rod under 200$ compatable with my new okuma titus silver 50 wide spool 2 speed i was thinking maybe okuma oceanic rated for 80 lb all roller or a penn international v series 5'6" with roller tip and stripper any suggestions ? thanks:confused:
  2. gman

    gman Senior Member

    I can tell you that the penn you listed is a great rod, I had one and recently sold it. Great bend and backboneand for 179.99 its a steal

  3. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

    I agree with gman on the penn rod. I have a bunch of the all roller Penn International short sticks. I guarantee that you will break a dozen of those Okuma's before you break the rod.

  4. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

    I'll make it three!

    For your budget, that Penn is proven.

    However, I've heard good things about Chaos, Hopper, Dragon Fly by Islanders in Galveston.

    Do some internet searching for best pricing, but unless you live nearby, it will be tough to pull on one.

    Good luck!
  5. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

    thanks for the input yeah i live in ct so idn if ill be able to get a rod from galveston sry if i butchered the spelling lol but i guess il go with the penn i found it reall cheap 159 plus shipping by the wat what do you guys think of the okuma titus silver 50 wide 2 speed good reel ? i havent used it yet thanks
  6. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

    As my last name is Titus, I'd love to give you a glowing review.

    When Okuma first hit the market a few years ago, there were many reports of failures in their larger 30's and 50's on the West coast board I visited often.

    But, I believe the company listened, and responded to the concerns thru replacing/repairing reels and some design changes.

    That's all I know as I haven't used any of the Okuma products.

    You should do some research on this board, AllCoast
    and search their tackle board by entering Okuma.

    Good luck!
  7. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

    you will see some people will refer to them as "O-crappa".
  8. LT1

    LT1 Member

    I have a Seeker SC6460XHAR that is in outstanding condition. If interested, let me know. Including shipping, it would be $190.00.