For 2018 Okuma introduced new models and made a cosmetic change to these value oriented E-Glass rods. Gone is the blue finish, blank is now black with blue threadwork. Nice change, works well with more reels cosmetically! Performance has remained durable and straightforward as before. Great value, excellent ALPS components, durable rods.
If you are seeking a rod designed for vertical jigging, then the Cedros Speed Jig Rods are well worth your consideration. Designed with a unique flex-to-power distribution, these rods allow your rod tip to work your jig properly while developing the proper transition between the shock of a fish’s strike and rod power for bringing a fish to the rail (differing from a well known bicycle manufacturer’s noodle sticks – which don’t have backbone). Extensive innovation was created into the design of this rod, producing comfort with spiral shaped EVA foregrips and an open rear grip, allowing you to work the rod without hanging up on your clothing to interfere with the action you are trying to impart on the jig. Once you put a reel on your Cedros rod you’ll see why they truly are very worthy jig rods – regardless of price.