Okuma’s Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-C-1002H-2 (Black, 10-Feet) Review

By John Andrews | Fishing Rod Reviews

Okuma's Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-C-1002H-2 (Black, 10-Feet)

Okuma Solaris SFR SS C 1002H 2 1

Rating: 4.6/5

Power

Weight

Action

Price

PROS

- Medium to fast action, suitable for different fishing environments

- Provides powerful hook setting

- Resilient yet lightweight

- Comes wrapped in a cylindrical tube

CONS

- This is a 2-piece rod, which are easier to carry around than 1-piece rod but not as easy as 4-piece rod

- The rod comes with lifetime warranty, but it is limited

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Intro

Okuma is known to offer high-quality fishing rods—and Solaris Surf Fishing Rods are no different. Available in both casting and spinning model, Solaris rod has all the qualities of a top-of-the-line fishing rod: lightweight handling, exceptional durability, impressive responsiveness, and high-end construction components.

Okuma Solaris SFR SS C 1002H 2 2

If you are looking for a rod that has powerful action and superb handling, is not difficult to carry around comes with a reasonable price tag, you might want to check out this product from Okuma. It has all these qualities and perhaps some more. Let’s take a look at its main usage and key features.

Main Usage

Solaris fishing rods are extremely well suited for medium-sized to large fish. You can also comfortably use it for fishing heavy weeds or cover. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pike and musky are suited for Solaris fishing rod.

Thanks to its moderate to fast action with quick recovery, powerful hook action, and strong resilience, you can comfortably reel in large fish without worrying about broken tackles or lost fish. You cause this rod to fish in different types of situations as well as for many different species.

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The blank is made of IM-6 graphite which ensures the rod is extremely powerful without being weighty. Therefore, you can use it continuously for hours at end without tiring. This rod is also suitable for stand-up angling.

Product Features

Power :

If you are looking for a bait caster rod with which you can catch some big fish, pay attention to how much power the rod has. When a big fish puts up a fight, you need a rod that’s sufficiently resilient. You can count on Okuma’s Solaris rod to offer you maximum resilience.

For blank’s construction, the makers have opted to choose IM-6 graphite, which makes the rod strong, durable, and lightweight. The rod is extremely suitable for experts as well as beginners. You can catch medium to large fish with this rod.

Action:

For any angler, experienced or novice, it is necessary to ensure that the rod he or she purchases is suitable for the type of fishing he or she intends to do. This is a medium to fast action rod. What this basically means is that the rod flexes in the top 1/3rd part of the blank and is most appropriate for medium or large game fishing. You can also use it for fishing in extremely heavy weeds or cover. 

You can set the hook powerfully and hard on Okuma’s surf rod to catch medium to large fish, like largemouth bass, pike, musky, and other similar fish. It is suitable for nearly all species where casting distance is short to long and single hooks are used.

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Weight:

Okuma has opted for IM-6 graphite for blank and the result is impressive. This rod provides lightweight handling, exceptional durability, and strong responsiveness in good measures. 

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You have a casting rod that’s powerful enough to allow you to reel in large fish, like a 4-feet dog shark, without any problem and also light enough for you to comfortably use it in stand-up angling position.

While this rod is certainly not expensive by any stretch of imagination, it contains high-end construction components.

Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

Recovery is the time a rod takes to recover after a cast. While typically moderate action rods, the category to which Solaris Surf rod belongs, load faster but recover poorly, this rod has no such limitation. It loads as well as recovers quickly, enhancing your fishing experience in turn.

Sensitivity is another important factor to consider. With this rod in the hands, you know immediately when a client is have a meal or knowing. This in turn allows you to take action quickly. While Okuma’s Solaris rod has a lightweight feel to it, it certainly has a lot of resilience. You don’t have to worry about it breaking when a big client fights back.

Conclusion:

All in all, Okuma’s Solaris Surf rod is an impressive fishing rod, suitable for both professionals and amateurs.

The rod provides improved fishing experience and thanks to robust construction last a long time. And as it has a reasonably heavy line capacity, you can use it in different fishing environments too.

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John is the wisest member of our team since he's the oldest person here. He has gathered lots of tips and tricks throughout his 35-year angling career. His love for angling has led him to join our team because he wants to share his wisdom with others. Back in the day, he had to visit locations around the country and speak to many anglers to get more information about angling and now he wants to share it online. He doesn't fish as much as he used to, but his passion for angling is ever present.

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