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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. Our bass casting recommendations are based on tournament fishing.
Helios
Constructed from the finest ultra-responsive 40-ton carbon fiber blanks, Helios mini guide rods unleash incredible sensitivity and power from completed rods that begin at just 3.6-ounces of total weight.  Zero foregrip, custom machined aluminum reel threads with Fuji hood, sculpted EVA grips and the ALPS mini guide system complete these premier performers. On the water, it's the balance, refined actions that you'll love. 
The included Fuji moveable hook keeper allows for placement best suited to the technique and bait being fished. 
Starting at $179.99
Tarvos
Many in the recreational fishing community are not interested in chasing the latest cutting-edge advancements in fishing rod construction. These anglers simply want great performance from proven materials, and access to them at prices that represent an exceptional value for their dollar. If this is you, Tarvos are your rods, as perhaps the best fishing rods ever constructed for their price. 
Tarvos rods begin with durable medium/medium-fast graphite composite blanks that are exceptionally lightweight.  Stainless steel guide frames with titanium-oxide inserts add to the quality, and split grip EVA foam handles with a non-slip composite cork butt cap complete these beautiful rods.
Starting at $42.99
Komodo


The Komodo Dragon dominates every environment it enters and anglers will discover the same apex predator power from the Komodo low-profile baitcast reel. With high-speed retrieve models in both right- and left-hand retrieve as well as a powerful 5.4:1 crankin' model in right hand, the Komodo steps out with a full aluminum gearing system that's both incredibly strong and exceptionally light weight.  With AVEC-5 spool bearings as part of an 11-bearing system, the Komodo still weighs just 6.5-ounces overall. Regardless of your target species, Komodo will impress every day.

Starting at $199.99
Helios

The longer and harder you fish the more you notice the nuances of weight and balance in your equipment. Packing the full power of an aluminum frame, handle side side plate, spool and gear system, the Helios defies gravity, weighing in at just 6.3 ounces, but delivering all the muscle. As the ultimate compliment to Helios rods, the combinations begin at less than 10-ounces total, offering a balanced system that can be fished comfortably, all day and every day.  Oversized EVA grips, carbon fiber handle and cast control accessed through the Spool Access Port complete this tournament-bred competitor with phenomenal ergonomics. 
Starting at $219.99
Krios
Constructed on a rigid aluminum frame and featuring dual cast control systems (an external magnetic and internal centrifugal) that anglers of all levels can fine tune to their precise needs, the Krios puts top-end features like high-speed 7.3:1 gearing in a powerful, easy-to-own package.  Available for both right and left-handed anglers, Krios 6 bearing system will out compete any reel in its class for casting distance, cranking power, and certainly for jaw-dropping good looks. Okuma's CRC or Corrosion Resistant Coating process protects Krios in all environments. 
Starting at $109.99
Helios Air
The all-new Helios Air, trims more than a half-ounce from high-speed Helios low-profile reels to strengthen the connection between angler and fish by minimizing the presence of the gear that comes between. The Helios Air reels are impressive due to the total weight of the reel coming in at 5-7 ounces which falls into the featherweight category. The frame and the the side plates of the Helios Air are constructed from magnesium; maintaining all the structural integrity as well as offering an ergonomic full feel in the palm of your hand. Helios Air is designed and constructed for freshwater use and comes complete with Okuma's 3-Year Limited Warranty.
Starting at $0.00