Offshore Angler Gold Cup Inshore Spinning Rods
So when I got my socorro 6000, it came with a shimano rod. The handle was a bit too long for me. A couple of months later, I bought this rod because of the price...I really didn't think it would be that good. Months later, I landed a 3ft snook in my lake!!! I have to say, it handled the fish just fine, which is something I would never expect from an offshore angler rod. Please....save some money and purchase this rod!!! You can't go wrong!!!!!
December 12, 2012
Gold Cup Inshore
A great rod for the money. The key feature of this rod being the ability to cast 2oz lures. Rod is used for throwing plugs from the pier, after two trips to the pier so far no issues. The rod has the backbone to heave 1-3lb fish over the rail with no issues
May 25, 2010
Well worth the price
My wife bought me this rod while we were on the west coast of Florida, far from my East coast rods. I wanted a rod with a softer tip for tossing shrimp and crabs, but something that had the backbone to handle snook, smaller tarpon, redfish, permit, and jack.
I picked out the medium action rod and found it to be a great rod for the money.
This rod is a tremendous value for the price. Most saltwater rods at this price level have poor components and are heavy or slow in action.
This rod is relatively light for all day casting. The guides are smooth for long casts and reducing friction. The spacing of the guides also distributes the flex of the rod well. The flex of this rod is also pretty crisp for powerful casts and good hauling power on inshore species.
This rod handles 12 pound test mono or fluorocarbon well and can also throw 20lb braid for extra insurance when pursuing larger fish or when near cover.
This rod is not as tough as a Shimano Terramar or as sensitive as a high end rod (such as a G. Loomis or premium St. Croix) but for most angler this is rod is an excellent choice.
I will be buying a second rod to keep at our condo in Florida and would highly reccomend this rod to anyone looking for a quality inshore rod at a low price.
February 6, 2010
I have the Offshore Angler - Inshore Extreme rod and thought I would try the Gold Cup as a less expensive back up option. I fished it twice and thought it was a pretty good rod.
Just over one year old (just out of warranty), and on the third trip out with the Gold Cup and the rod snapped just below the 2nd eye from the tip. I didn't really even have much pressure on it.
I still think it is an okay rod and has good feel, but make sure to fish it in the warranty period to make sure it doesn't have a deffect.
April 15, 2013