Okuma’s Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 (Black, 12-Feet) Review

Okuma's Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 (Black, 12-Feet)

Okuma Solaris Surf Fishing Rods SS S 1202MH 1 (Black, 12 Feet) 3

Rating: 3.7/5

Power

Weight

Action

Price

PROS

- It is a medium heavy rod that combines both reasonably fast action and great recovery.

- Easy to handle

- It allows for setting the hook fast and hard

CONS

- Its texture makes it a little too stiff to cast light lures

- May be tricky to control for inexperienced handlers because it is remarkably long

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Okuma Rods Comparison

Intro

Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 fishing rod from Okuma is a progressively designed rod that gives anglers lots of control and reliability when handling a wide range of fish types, and in varying fishing environments. 

Okuma Solaris Surf Fishing Rods SS S 1202MH 1 (Black, 12 Feet) 4

This is a 12 feet rod. Thus, it is meant to provide long casting. It sports the many Okuma engineering tweaks that have made Okuma rods some of the most sought after in the fishing industry.

Main Usage

Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is, by design, a hard rod meant for the rough tides. Do not be deceived that since it is designed for the hardcore angler, there are any aspects of design that have been overlooked.

This is, to begin with, a comfortable and portable rod to handle. It is a two piece rod fitted with some features that make it both strong and ideal for deep sea surf fishing. It is made with the sensitive IM6 graphite. It is equipped with the comfortable Fujis cushion reel seats. It has both front and back grips that are non-slip. 

Okuma Solaris Surf Fishing Rods SS S 1202MH 1 (Black, 12 Feet) 1

This means that you are provided with a rod that won’t slip from our hands in casting action; no matter the weather. It has the renowned EVA soft touch grips on its sides to make sure that you remain in control even in rainy conditions. The butt section is also specially reinforced to give it the much-needed resilience and durability.

Product Features

Action:

The rod offers a balanced medium heavy action. This is the ideal action tweak for dealing with a wide range of fish types that come in varying weights too. The action is tuned to match the rod length. Medium heavy action rods are what you need to control casting with accuracy while also having the advantage of setting the hook reasonably fast and strongly.

The rod has its flex spread from its top half to the far end so that an angler has the needed range of tapering when handling large fish. Naturally, medium heavy rods give you what you need in the surf and deep sea tackles. Count on Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 when caught in these environments.

Weight:

Although Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is a medium heavy rod, it is made of highly sensitive graphite IM6 that allows the angler to sense when something is nibbling on the hook end of the line. It is also reasonably light since its walls have been significantly reduced to offer the optimum tapering levels while retaining its strength.

It is one of the few long rods that offer both strength and sensitivity in one pack. Be sure not to exert too much pressure on the tip, though.

Every rod, no matter how much technology has been used to optimize it, and make it an angler’s choice, must be handled with a level of care and skill if it is to provide its maximum potential.

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Power:

Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is a medium heavy power rod. This means that you have the allowance to cast fairly heavy lures with heavy line types. If you have a line weight spec of between 20 to 40 lbs on your rod, nothing stops you from going for the fast and rough surf fishing or to the deep sea to hook out the bass and musky.

Okuma Solaris Surf Fishing Rods SS S 1202MH 1 (Black, 12 Feet) 2

Its lure weight ranges from 3 and 8oz. You can go surfing confidently with this rod because it can carry heavy lures and withstand heavy fish tackles without snapping.

Since it is an awesome 12 feet rod, you have no reason to complain; whether you want to go surf fishing or engage in stand-up angling by the river.

Recovery, Sensitivity, and Brittleness:

Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is made of graphite. With the IM6 sensitive blacks, the issue of sensitivity is almost settled. I should also mention that this rod, despite its length and relatively higher weight, gives you the much-needed casting control and recovery action.

The length of the rod makes sure that you have the maximum distance casting advantage even as the moderate action and the graphite nature of the length of the rod reduce the batting tendencies common on fiberglass rods. Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is a moderate action rod that has been tuned to provide fast recovery. The rod is resilient and non-brittle too.

Conclusion:

Solaris Surf Fishing Rods-SS-S-1202MH-1 is the type of rod you want to carry when your fishing plans involve a wide range of fishing locations, weather, and even fish targets. 

The rod combines an impressive range of angling advantages including resilience, moderate to fast action and reliable power. So, anglers can count on this rod when handling medium sized fish but they are also at home with it when targeting the big ones. It is comfortable to handle and can accommodate a wide range of lines.

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