Offshore Angler Offshore Extreme Live Bait Rods
Looks to be a good Sturgeon Pole. Will try it in a couple weeks in the California Delta.
January 5, 2011
good rod, great looks
I always thought someone who purchases a rod based on looks was an idiot. I gotta say tho, these rods are GREAT looking. In fact, if they ever changed thier stand up rods to this metalic irridescent blue color w/ chrome accents I would be tempted to replace all 7 of my boat rods. The rod performs well, has a soft tip and descent backbone. I wish the guides were ceramic insert, but they work well enough and look excellent on the dark blue rod. I paired the rod with a Torium 30 and power pro 65lb test, which despite some reviews works very well. I have cought a number of 30-100lb tarpon and sharks and nothing has broke. Maybe I got lucky, but I really love this live bait rod!
June 7, 2009
Solid Rod with Looks
I purchased the OE2050 model for tidal river catfishing. The rod has a very soft tip I guess to improve live bait action, but I am fishing cut bait. I thought at first the rod might be too spongy for me, but the backbone kicks in pretty quick on this rod. I caught a 40# blue in current, casting 8oz of lead and a big shad head, and it handled admirably. A true test would be an angry 50 or 60# blue, but I have confidence this rod will do just fine.
As others have alluded to, this rod is gorgeous. The attention to detail is apparent. You can usually find flaws in any rod, but not on this one. Fit and finish is superb. And once you go triangle grip, you'll never want to go back.
April 16, 2012
Too much ocean, not enough time...
I recently purchased the 7' live bait rod in the 20-50 lb. class.In most cases you might think that this rod is nice for short casts and large fish and you would be correct. What most anglers want in a live bait rod is something that is light enough to throw live bait with as well as the beefiness to handle a large fish.If that's what you are looking for then the Offshore Angler Extreme live bait rod is just the ticket.Load up your spinning reel with 50# Magibraid and let the good times roll! In the last thirty plus years this the most versatile offshore rod I have ever owned.The cosmetic features of these rods is as outstanding as the performance they give.Rods costing much more have nothing on these live bait rods from Bass Pro. If you want to catch big fish and look sharp doing it, then look no more this is the rod for your offshore needs.
July 11, 2006