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Choosing the perfect rod and reel for a target species can be a daunting task. With the understanding that each species comes in variable sizes and different techniques are best served by different product attributes, we offer the following suggestions to help narrow your search.
Raw II
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As the leader in delivering best-in-class spinning reel performance to anglers of all levels, Okuma Fishing Tackle’s all-new Raw II saltwater spinning reels once again raise the bar. Constructed from a proprietary, highly corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy and featuring Okuma’s Dual Force Drag system with a completely carbon fiber drag stack, Raw II spinning reels take on both the toughest species and harshest environments.
Traditional aluminum alloys rely upon their anodizing to protect them from the corrosive properties of saltwater. Much of the effort in the industry has been placed upon furthering the resistance of the coatings to salt, rather than focusing on the weaknesses of the base material. Raw II spinning reels showcase the release of Okuma’s proprietary T480 aluminum alloy. A completely new, completely unique aluminum alloy, non-anodized T480 shows zero structural damage after 480 hours of continuous saturated salt spray, a timeline on which standard aluminums reach the point of catastrophic failure. Further protected by an anodized base layer, a painted surface layer and the Okuma Corrosion Resistant Coating process, Raw II spinning reels deliver a lifespan many times longer than traditional aluminum, providing avid anglers an aluminum frame and all-aluminum rotor system that will last a lifetime.

Starting at $149.99
Cedros Saltwater

Finally a tournament-quality baitcast reel dedicated to the saltwater environment.  Showcasing Okuma T-480 aluminum alloy, the raw material in the frame and side plates of Cedros baitcast reels stand up to 480 hours of saturated salt spray alternated with air promote corrosion.  This period leaves standard aluminum framing material deeply pitted, yet T-480 shows no corrosion. Not stopping there, the aluminum frame is the anodized and painted, while the side plates are protected using a titanium deposition coating for the ultimate saltwater performer.  Feast on the features, but where Cedros really shines is on the water. 
Starting at $249.99
Trio Baitfeeder
Feeding line to a striking fish on a spinning reel while maintaining close control over the line is difficult on a spinning reel. New Trio Baitfeeders, utilizing Okuma\'s forward-thinking Cross over construction , solve the issue. Operation of the baitfeeding system is simple. On the rear of the reel a switch fully disengages the gears and drag system from the spool. A secondary micro-click drag systmer governs how freely line is made available to the bait, preventing overruns. Biting fish feel no resistance, while total control is maintained over both the line and the reel. One turn of the reel handle automatically disengages the baitfeeding system and instantly re-engages the drive and drag system. 
Starting at $99.99
Cedros Surf CSX Rod

Featuring 30 Ton carbon fiber blanks, a custom handle set and braid-­‐focused guide system, Cedros CSX surf spinning rods are constructed to enhance the skills of all braided line anglers. At the core of Cedros CSX surf rods are 30 Ton carbon fiber blanks.Responsive and durable, the material quickens actions and increases available power. The guide set includes 316 stainless steel guide frames with small diameter Zirconium inserts. In total, the guide set rapidly transitions loops of line from the reel to straight running line, increasing casting distance over traditional guide sets. The rod tapers are all moderate/fast, loading well into the blank on the cast and achieving exceptional distance with a comfortable and smooth casting stroke.  

Starting at $149.99
Cedros Surf A Rods
Starting at $119.99
Cortez Rods

Standing out with beautiful design and performance at an entry-level MSRP are Cortez saltwater rods. Constructed to deliver exceptional and highly affordable performance to all anglers, the smart design of Cortez rods begins with durable carbon and glass blanks. The materials are precisely combined through the blank to maintain a super light feel and comfortable handling, backed by exceptional power and durability. The moderate/fast tapers cast fluidly, while placing a lot of lifting power in the hands of the angler. Double-footed stainless steel guides and cleanly executed EVA grips with cushioned-hood reel seats complete these stunning models. 

Starting at $64.99