Okuma SLV Graphite 4-Piece Fly Rod
- Package length: 77.47 cm
- Package width: 5.08 cm
- Package height: 2.286 cm
- Product Type: FISHING EQUIPMENT
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Constructed on moderate-fast action blanks, the Okuma SLV Series offers smooth, easy-casting fly rods that are a delight to fish. Eight to nine feet in length, each SLV-7-90-4 is constructed in four pieces for compact travel. Featuring aluminum reel seats, titanium oxide stripper guides and stainless steel snake guides, SLV fly rods are equally at home on a small stream, large Western River and saltwater flats. 6-, 7-, 8- and 10-weight rods include full Wells grips for power and comfort. 3-, 4- and 5-weights utilize a half Wells grip, perfect for their lighter weights
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 66 x 2.5 x 2 inches; 5 Ounces
- Item model number : SLV-7-90-4
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : September 30, 2004
- Manufacturer : Okuma Fishing Tackle Corp.
- ASIN : B001V7KT4I
- Best Sellers Rank: #489,159 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Compared to my 25 year old rod the SLV rod is astounding. It's a single wt. rod, not the dual wt. 5/6 wt. rod that Amazon advertized. It is a medium-fast rod which means that you can cast much farther than with a medium rod and, it's going to be hard for many beginner fishermen to control the cast. A little practice will change that. Personally, I've been piling alot of line on top of my flies lately. I'm used to a moderate rod. This rod is going to be dynamite when I get used to it.
I paired the rod with an Okuma 5/6 wt. SLV reel. The combination of the rod and reel is ultralite. I'm running 5 wt. line on my rig presently and, 6 wt. line on my spare spool. Even if you pay Amazon's regular price, you will get an excellent deal. Enjoy, I sure am.
By Scott Giaquinto on May 30, 2016
Performance is pretty good. The fish here on the Snake River are fat and strong. I landed several 18" (ish) Rainbows on the rod. I'd rate the sensitivity as 8/10.
For landing power: the SLV was able to turn fish away from rocks pretty consistently.
For casting: when the morning was calm the rod really did well on close casts, perhaps out to 35-40 ft. A nice, clean presentation was no problem. When the wind picked up a bit I started to think that I'd have preferred a little stiffer mid in the rod. As the breeze built, I became a little less impressed with the rod's power, feeling that rigidity was lacking in the middle and base, especially for longer casts.
Bottom line: I'd buy the rod again. For the money I think it is a fine rod, solidly intermediate. I firmly disagree with the description of the rod as "moderate-fast." There is no "fast" in this rod.
Can't speak for the durability yet, but so far so good. If you're on the fence about this one, you should just buy it.
UPDATE: 06.20.13: Durability has been great. I like these rods so much that I bought a 5wt for Sage backup duty. After using these for a while, I realized that these sticks are a little more moderate in action than some of the other fast action rods I have (Sage, Echo, Ross). These Okuma SLV rods are also a little heavier, but if 1 oz makes that much difference to you, maybe you need to hit the gym more often.