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Old 01-09-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Azores Jig Rods


ONTARIO, CA: Saltwater jigging includes the most powerful fish species on the planet, jacks, groupers, tunas, fish that place anglers in a vertical contest of will and determination. The right rod action is essential to the presentation of the jig, it must load and release when paired with the proper jig weight. Then, that balanced tip must transition quickly to raw power, because up and down battles focus energy on the butt section of the rod. New Okuma Azores Jigging rods deliver a premium combination of design, materials and components to create superior tools for the serious jig angler.

Azores Jigging rods begin with lightweight and responsive 24-Ton carbon fiber blanks which are fortified with an outer wrap of OC-9 carbon to dramatically reduce ovaling and dramatically increase hoop strength. The component system is optimized for braid, including Fuji K-concept guide frames that eliminate line fouling on the guide frame and super hard Alconite inserts to longevity. The double-foot guide system is wrapped with pure carbon thread for incredible holding power.

Handle systems include grooved EVA fore grips for their combination of lightweight and secure grip. Reel seats include Fuji DPS pipe reel seat on spinning rods, Fuji trigger seat on conventional rods. Tapered EVA rear grips narrow in the center for excellent agility around the body.

Azores Jig rods include three 6-foot and three 6’6” conventional models for jig weights of 55-170g, 110-240g and 160-300g in each length. Six spinning rods include two 6-foot models, two 6’6” models and two 7-foot models for jig weights of 55-170g and 110-240g in each length.

Azores Jig rods carry an MSRP of $189.99 to $199.99 and are backed by the Okuma 1-Year Limited Warranty.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hi guys, recently got my hands on these. Super sweet rods, but you really need to put a gimbal on the conventional models, especially the heaviest models. Doesn't have to be a full aluminium gimbal, could be the rubberised type ones, but we would love a gimbal I don't know about the other guys in here but everyone that's seen my rod would have loved a gimbal. Let us know if they get a gimbal, we will be buying more if they do!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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Hello Chuuch-
Thank you for writing in and sorry for the delay. We were all out in Florida last week for ICAST and didn't get a chance to responding to this one.
We appreciate the feedback. Currently, we don't have a plan to add a gimbal to the Azores rods. I'll definitely pass this along to our product department for future consideration. We are a small company and try to be reactive to what the fishing community wants.
Good luck up there!
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