Developed specifically for the deadly hybrid jigging technique from Japan
Revolutionary Type II Slit Carbon Powerwall Construction
Rrubber gimbal butts
Hard aluminum oxide guides
Fuji® reel seat
Extremely lightweight, highly sensitive, and brutally strong
Makes jigging more fun and productive than ever
We developed these sticks specifically for the deadly hybrid jigging technique from Japan which uses fine-diameter superbraid and bar jigs top-rigged with dual swinging hooks. Revolutionary Type II Slit Carbon Powerwall Construction with rubber gimbal butts, hard aluminum oxide guides, and a Fuji® reel seat give you a rod that's extremely lightweight, highly sensitive, and brutally strong--to make jigging more fun and productive than ever.
The right rod for your target species: Don’t take a butter knife to a shootout. Every Offshore Extreme rod is designed with the specific materials, components, and actions to give you the very best tool available for taking your favorite quarry, using your favorite technique.
Rated 4 out of 5 by RebelsWingman Over rated, but a nice pole
I bought the 6'6" XXHeavy rod, rated for 80 - 200lb test, in March 2011. I mounted my Penn GT320 with 80lb braid and proceeded to go shark fishing. The rod is a beauty, but I'm glad I didn't hook anything larger then 30lbs with this outfit. I felt like if I pressed this rod too hard it would snap. Now I believe you can break any rod out there, but this one is very over rated. I have since mounted my Abu Garcia 7000 with 50lb. braid which makes a much better combo. Now if you are careful with with this rod, it makes an excellent striper rod. Light weight, great feel in hand, very sensitive, and did I say quite a pretty thing?
March 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beck1 Trash
These rods are trash. I purchased two of the XH models. Both shattered into pieces on a Gag Grouper fishing trip by 20 lb fish. Bass Pros would not replace the rods since they were 18 months on a 1 year warranty.
I have several Shakespeare Jigging rods that are 1/2 the price and 2 times the quality.
What a shame, these Freestyle rods have a great feel.
September 22, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by FrankP1 Not strong enough for Stellwagen Cod
I went to the Bass Pro Shops outlet in Foxboro, MA and talked to the salesman. I told him I was headed out on a party boat that weekend to do some cod fishing on Stellwagen Bank and I wanted a new rig. I mentioned that we'd be jigging norwegian jigs, and also bottom fishing with clams. He steered me to this rod.
I was surprised at how thin the rod seemed and told him I would have thought a stiffer / thicker rod would be needed. He basically said, "Yeah, a lot of people think that but these new rods can do the job just fine and also give you that little bit of extra sensitivity for feeling bites when bottom fishing."
So I took this rod, along with a Daiwa Saltist 40H reel, 80lb braided line, and 50 pound leader out fishing the next day.
I even asked the deckhand to take a look at my setup.. since it seemed everyone else on the boat was using Penn 4/0 reels along with short telephone poles for rods. He said, yup.. no problem, that rod is rated for up to 200lb line. No worries.
The first cod I hooked into was not overly big. Maybe 10-15 pounds? The rod broke into 3 pieces as I was trying to get the catch up from about 150 feet of water. Fortunately I managed to land the fish, but I'll be heading back to BP Shops to replace this rod with a heavier model
April 26, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by jawz be careful
i got one of these rods,second time i used it,it blew up...but,i did manage to get the fish in the boat...100+lb blue fin tuna...
August 2, 2008
Beautiful rod, but if you're going to tangle with sharks over 4ft, look somewhere else. These rods are way over rated in recommended line weight. I'm not saying you can't get away with your combo, but you'll be walking on "egg-shells" doing it.
The Offshore Angler Freestyle jigging rod is a "wan-ta-be" when compared to the Shimano Trevala. I have both rods. I bought the Offshore Angler before the Shimano. Both are 6'6" and rated for a braided line weight of 80-200lbs. First of all, the quality of the Shimano is noticed right away. It feels much more solid and responsive then the Offshore Angler offering. The Offshore Angler rod feels a lot less stronger in the backbone which leaves me to believe that it can't stand up to the punishment that the Shimano can. Also, the Shimano has Fuji Alconite guides which are designed to work better with braided lines. All I can say is put one in each hand and decide as to which one feels better for yourself. In this situation, I think it's that old saying "you get what you pay for." I know now that I will give the extra $40 +/- for the Shimano.
Look elsewhere. You might get away with afew times, but you're very likely to end up with a broken rod. These rods are way over rated in line weights. They're nice rods, but I wouldn't trust one for more then 1/3 of their lowest recommended line weight.