Offshore Angler Offshore Extreme Freestyle Jigging Spinning Rods
Couldn't break 'em
I go to Panama to fish every year and I like to use spinning tackle as much as I can. The challenge is that we may encounter a 5lb jack , a 300lb yellowfin or a 60lb cubera at any moment given the rich diversity of species. Heavy spin tackle and braided line is required. The 6'6 and the 7'0 both have a one year guarantee against breakage which is great .Given the extreme light weight and flexiblity of these rods, I couldn't see how they could possibly stand up to a big yellowfin or cubera. I saved my receipt and figured I'd be returning broken rods---was I wrong!!!!!!Caught a 60lb yellowfin on the 6'6" and a 50lb cubera on topwater plug on the 7'0. It's way more fun and more of a challenge to catch a fish on the lightest possible tackle.These rods just made every other spinning rod I have obsolete--even more amazing when you consider the rod price.
July 11, 2007
tough, but not tough enough
This is a great rod, it held up to a 20+ lb 'cuda and a ton of other fish in the Keys, but finally cried uncle after a 20 minute battle with a 40+lb tarpon. It held on long enough for me to get the fish to the boat, but snapped just above the handle as I got the fish to the boat. Hoping Bass Pro will warranty the rod when I take it back to them next week. Had a similar issue with a rod from another manufacturer and a sailfish, the other manufacturer replaced the rod no questions asked. Time to find out if Offshore Angler stands behind their products as well.
April 25, 2013
BEST ROD EVER
Extremely durable rod, great for grouper, drum, mackeral, hanldes 65lbs. so even big mackeral are fighting a losing battle. best rod ive ever owned.
July 2, 2010
Very thin Guides
I got the Rod - but i was afraid with the very thin Guides
i will send it back to Bass Pro for change to the Ugly Stick or other better Rod
January 21, 2014