Nice To See These 13'3" & 14'2" Surf Rods On Display!
I was going to town today to find myself a Heavy Duty SS Harness Lug and i stopped at Roy's Fishing Supply in Aiea on Oahu. They actually had 2 sizes in numbers (roughly 2dz pieces). Lucky me! Roy has a leg injury but still was their chatting with customers even though he was on crutches so his sister was kind enough to ring me up.
Behind me was a stand-up display of Okuma's recent HCS "Hawaiian Custom Series" Surf Rods in 13'3" & 14'2". First time i've seen them on display as they normally sell out quickly.
These 3pc rods have a variable casting counter weight in the handle. Rated for 20-50lb test line. Lure weight 120-250gr. Rod Power is XH, rod taper MF "moderate fast". The 13'3" weighs 18.8oz & the 13'2" is 20.6oz. For the first 8 months as soon as these Surf Rods are put out they're sold. Now there's display models available for me to shoot a video on them.
For those waiting for these rods both can accept spinners & conventionals due to the Low Rider Guides by Fuji (same concept in the Ballistic Surf Rods).
Fast and responsive 30-ton carbon surf rod blanks
3-pc blank configuration for easy transportation
Custom carbon fiber pipe with Fuji reel seat hoods
Fuji 3-legged, deep pressed Low Rider guide frames
Fuji’s Alconite inserts for hardness and abrasion resistance
Counter balancing weight system in rear butt cap
Non slip shrink tube grips above and below reel seat
Ergonomic EVA tapered rear grip for leverage while casting
Comes standard with Fine Stitched Thickly Padded Rod Case housing all 3-pieces
Above each ferrule connection is a "Grip Pad" for wet handed operational ease
HCS Custom Surf rods are backed by a limited lifetime warranty