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Guide Select Pro Rod For Spin Casting! #14025017 06/08/21 08:10 PM
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The Original Okuma Red T40X Rod Lives Again in The Guide Select Line!

Roughly 5yrs ago i bought my first Okuma TX40 Float Rod online. After i fell in love with it for whipping "spin casting" I convinced a few local stores to bring it in. For local whipping it became a hit! This rod originally was meant for the Pacific Northwest Anglers targeting Trout, Steelhead & Salmon. I used it mostly at night for reds & Scads. Daytime worked well w/grubs for Jacks & Bonefish. Even hooked & landed Cownose Rays in the 20-40lb range. Impressive rod!



After communicating with John Bretza of Okuma he told me they discontinued that line because of demographics but re-invented & improved it under Guide Select Pro Series. It's like the Rockaway Rods that were made for the Oregon Surf Casters going for Sea Perch. That rod also found a home in Hawaii whipping & light dunking "live/dead bait casting" for inshore species like Jacks & Bonefish.



I had also purchased an Okuma Helios HCS 40S Spinning Reel just for this rod. I spooled 15lb Soft Steel Eminent Braid using Sportsman Innovation's Big Water Fishon Spooler onto the Helios. Feels good & looks awesome. Can't wait to go rock hopping over the lava flows at night once the surf drops back down (got swept out in 18-22ft swells years back on an inner reef).



Guide Select Pro Info- -

30/40-Ton ultra-sensitive and responsive carbon blank construction -

Featuring premium ALPS stainless steel guide frames -

ALPS super hard aluminum oxide L-ring guide inserts -

Casting and spinning models feature premium Fuji reel seats -

Premium 3K woven carbon fiber fore and rear grips -

Casting models feature a screw down 3K woven carbon foregrip -

Tip over butt ferrule connection for maximum strength and durability -

Stainless steel hook keepers strategically positioned based on technique -

Rod tapers were precision engineered for PNW Salmon and Steelhead fishing -

Trout rods feature fore and rear cork grips -

Guide Select Pro rods are backed by a limited lifetime warranty


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Re: Guide Select Pro Rod For Spin Casting! [Re: Scuba Chris] #14025068 06/08/21 08:49 PM
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