The SCT series has been around for a little while, serving as their Okuma’s “in-between” rod. Not as pricey as the PCH series but still of high quality with almost all of the same blank features. These are very special model in the SCT range, the only deckhand grip 8ft conventional models they made, the grip is quite unique and may not be for everyone but it is very durable and comfortable to hold and use. The fore and rear grip is made of textured carbon fiber so you’ll have a lot of grip to hold onto the rod, the middle is a softer heat shrink tubing where you will clamp your reel. They give you a bit of range in case you want to move your reel up or down depending on how you like to fish.
We see these as very useful general purpose rods, they come in 15-30lb and a 20-40lb variants and both will fish their range quite well. They are on the faster side but have a light tip to be able to cast bait which makes them perfect for flylining bait, whether you’re fishing in SoCal for yellowtail, yellowfin and bluefin or you’re chasing albacore up north. These rods utilize Fuji KW stainless alconite ring guides which are an industry standard for all kinds of saltwater applications, they don’t come with a gimbal but at this line class you won’t need it.
|MODEL||FOREGRIP LENGTH||LINE WEIGHT||LURE WEIGHT||NUMBER OF GUIDES||PRODUCT SECTIONS||REARGRIP LENGTH||ROD LENGTH||ROD POWER||ROD TAPER||WEIGHT OZ|
|SCT-C-801MH-CG||11″||15 – 30 LBS||3/4 – 3 OZ.||9 + TIP||1-PCS||10-3/4”||8’0″||MH||F||16.6|
|SCT-C-801H-CG||11″||20 – 40 LBS||1 – 4 OZ.||9 + TIP||1-PCS||10-3/4”||8’0″||H||F||17.4|