Okuma's Rockaway Surf SP Rod & ITX Carbon Spinning Reel Has Been Released For 2021!

Years ago surf anglers off Oregon asked Okuma for a dedicated rod to target their #1 sought after table fare. The Sea Perch. The resulting answer was the Rockaway Surf Rods. This has evolved over the years to include the Nesikas & now the SP line of Rockaway Surf Rods. These line of rods also found a 2nd home almost 3,000 miles in the Aloha State as a "Whipping Rod", meaning Spin Casting.Here's the stats of the SP Rod-

Light and responsive 24/30-ton carbon rod blanks
Tip over butt ferrule connection for improved balance and feel
SeaGuide XQ series angled 316 stainless steel guide frames
Zirconium inserts offer compatibility for both braid and mono
SeaGuide Stainless steel, double legged Trapezoid hook keeper
Minimal EVA split grip design for reduced weight and balance
Rockaway SP Surf rods are backed by a 1-year limited warranty

Model RSP-S-862ML
Line Weight 6-12lb
Lure Weight 3/16-1/2oz
Number of Guides 7 + Tip
Sections 2
Reargrip 12-1/2in
Rod Length 8'6"
Rod Power ML
Rod Taper MF
Weight 4oz

Model RSP-S-862M
Line Weight 8-17lb
Lure Weight 1/4-5/8oz
Number of Guides 7+Tip
Sections 2
Reargrip 12-1/2in
Rod Length8'6"
Rod Power M
Rod Taper MF
Weight 4.4oz

I paired my Med powered choice with the equally new ITX Carbon Spinning Reel. Available in sizes 1000, 2500, 3000 & 4000. The 4K over-powered this finesse rod so i went with the 3000. Here's the stats on the ITX Carbon Spinning Reels.

Lightweight and rigid C-40X rotor and TCA construction
Multi-disc, carbon fiber drag system with Hydro Block gasket
7HPB + 1RB High Performance, grease packed bearings
Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
CFR: Cyclonic Flow Rotor Technology
Machined aluminum screw in handle design
TGT Grip: Traction Grip Technology
Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized aluminum spool
Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalization System
ITX spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty

Individual stats on the ITX-3000H ITX Carbon Spinning Reel
Bearings 7BB & 1RB
Gear Ratio 6.0:1
Line Capacity 240/6 (0.24), 200/8 (0.26), 160/10 (0.29)
Braid Line Capacity 160/30
Line Retrieve 33.5"
Max Drag 18-LBS
Weight 8.3oz

Attached Files Newest 2021 Whipping.jpg

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