The Okuma Celilo Trout Rod is a great tool from this company. The company has definitely come a long way in just a few decades, and this rod is just one example. Made with a graphite blank with an ultra light action, the rod is strong and sensitive at the same time. It carries aluminum oxide inserts and a stainless steel reel seat. The handle comes with a cork grip.
With rods that are ultra light, it is often difficult for beginners to decipher when to set a hook once they set a bite. This is because ultra light rods are extremely sensitive, allowing the angler to sense even the smallest bites quickly. Sometimes, inexperienced anglers attempt to set the hook too soon, allowing the fish to get away. Because of this, we recommend this rod for more experienced anglers. Of course, it isn’t impossible for a beginner to learn how to make good use of this great rod.
At the price of a backup rod with the quality of a top notch rod, you can use this as your main tool when fishing. In addition to being strong, these rods are light and then, making it perfect for your presentation. I actually prefer the ultra light rods because you can feel every single bite, which makes it easy to react. After a couple tries, you will get into your rhythm.
I recommend using this rod in a freshwater setting, like rivers or lakes (read how to find fish in rivers and lakes here) to fish for trout, as the name suggests. You can also use this rod for trolling (fishing from the back of a boat). And for the price, you really can’t beat this.
The Okuma Fishing tackle company was established in 1987. A relatively new company in the fishing industry, it was started in Taiwan by Chang Liang-ren after a friend showed him the spinning reel. It was easy for him to understand that the key to Okuma’s success as a company was technology. Thus, he invested in a Research and Development center based in Germany.
The constant leaps in technological advancement in the fishing tackle industry has made Okuma one of the top producers of fishing tackle in the industry. In fact, Okuma is the No. 1 manufacturer of fishing tackle (in volume). The company sponsors great fishermen, including the likes of Mark Romanack, Scott Martin, as well as the fishing show Into the Blue. Due to their investment in technology, they remain at the top of the fishing world.