Offshore Angler Offshore Extreme Cobia Spinning Rods
I bought two of these (8' models) at the 2007 spring fever sale. I love the rods so much that I quit using the custom built rods I had. They are light but have great backbones. You can really drive the hook into the hard mouths of cobia. Also took these offshore with me several times and light-weighted some big red snappers and groupers. Did have any problems turning the groupers around. I did buy two more this 2008 spring fever sale. Nice job BPS!
March 12, 2008
Cobia? strike that... King Special!
I bought the 8' model, and I didn't buy it primarily for Cobia, but for fishing Kings & Bull Reds from the Gulf State Park Pier.
The 8' feels to me to be a nice Medium Heavy with a Medium Action, it does fine for slinging heavier live baits, e.g large LYs, Cigar Minnows & Spanish Sardines.
I matched it with a Penn 704z and it balances nicely, and isn't too heavy for a day of pier fishing.
I now have three Offshore Angler rods, and all three meet & exceed my expectation for rods in their prices ranges.
Offshore Angler - Ocean Master - model OM12SS, surf/spinning, 12.0', 2pc, 6-12oz.
Offshore Angler - Power Stick, model PSS71017, 7.0', 10-17# line, 1/2-2oz, Light Lure Action.
July 11, 2013
Fantastic Rod for multiple fishing styles
To Get a rod like these 8' or 9' will cover both inshore and offshore needs. They are good and solid with backbone, yet can cast as far as your reel permits.
Don't let the name "Cobia Rod" detour you. They were custom made to fill the need on the Gulf Coast when cobia run. They throw a jig forever,yet gentle for live bait.
The backbone was specially made for setting the hook and hard(unless you use circle hooks). Then just reel. I've used mine for most saltwater fishing. Even in freshwater for catfish,stripers and other large fish.
I can't say enough, best ever designed and good price.
October 13, 2009
kings, kings, and more kings
i matched it with a penn 750 and was ready to go this summer. spent nearly the whole time on the pier just pullin king after king it even stood up to a 7 and half foot bull that stole my LY then later on in the trip went on a party boat and hooked up with a 39# mahi handled him no problem
September 17, 2007