Okuma and Savage Gear 2017 ICAST Preview

by • July 13, 2017 • Outlaw Blog, Press ReleasesComments (0)280

Okuma Fishing and Savage Gear have long been favorites amongst anglers, and this year off some great new products at this year’s upcoming ICAST 2017 show in Orlando, Florida.Okuma

On July 12th, the doors will open at the 2017 ICAST show in Orlando, Florida! Showcasing a series of new products, we are excited to demonstrate how Okuma Fishing Tackle and Savage Gear are pushing the envelope on the latest and greatest innovations in today’s fishing industry. Last year, our 3D Suicide Duck was the top award winner for Best Hard Lure. This year, Okuma and Savage Gear will continue to inspire the fishing tackle industry with powerful, forward-thinking designs and construction techniques!

3D BAT


Utilizing the latest in 3D Technologies available, the Savage Gear team created the first of its kind, 3D-scanned, topwater, crawling, bat bait. Available in two sizes, 4”- 1oz, and 5”- 2oz. The 3D Bat features a hard ABS body and stainless wings on the larger size, and aluminum wings on the smaller size. The 3D Bat also incorporates a high pitched built-in rattle, as well as, super frantic, noisy action that calls in predators from a long distance. The 3D Bat comes in three colors, Black Bat, Grey Bat, and Brown Bat. MSRP $19.99- $24.99

EPIXOR XT
Epixor is a name long associated with Okuma spinning reels. The new Epixor XT reels feature Okuma’s C-40X long strain graphite fiber process to reinforce its Torsion Control Armor frame to reduce twisting and keep all internal functions aligned and smooth. The machined aluminum 2-tone anodized spool and rigid metal handle, compliment the corrosion resistant graphite body and Cyclonic Flow Rotor design. The Epixor XT features multi-disc Japanese oiled felt drag washers that put out over 22lbs of drag pressure. With superior line lay from Okuma’s new slow oscillation system, the Epixor XT is optimized for the use of braided line. Available in three sizes, EPXT-20, EPXT-30, and EPXT-40, and an MSRP family priced at $69.99 – $74.99, the Epixor XT makes for a great freshwater as well as light inshore spinning reel. The Epixor XT is backed by Okuma’s 1-year limited warranty. 
4D Line Thru Trout

The new Savage Gear 4D Line Thru Trout features new 4D Photo Print Patterns that come in Brown Trout, Dark Trout, and Light Trout, and comes impregnated with scent.  Available in 3 sizes- 6”- 1 1/4oz, 8”- 3 1/3oz, and 10”- 6 1/3oz lengths and weights, as well as a slow sink action.  The new 4D Line Thru has a new internal harness that allows for a thicker line to be passed through as well as a line thru modifier.   MSRP $14.99- $27.99
The 3D Goby Tube is the first of its kind, 3D Scanned Goby tube style bait that perfectly mimics Goby and freshwater Sculpin baitfish. The 3D Goby features dramatic detail such as side and dorsal fins that make for gliding action on the fall that triggers intense reaction strikes. These baits can be fished numerous ways and built to accept any tube style jig head from 1/8oz to 3/4oz. The 3D Goby Tube is available in two sizes, 3 ½” and 4” lengths.  The 3D Goby was design with Match the Hatch mentality in mind releasing twelve distinct colors.  MSRP $4.99
3D Hollow Body Fruck
The 3D Hollow Body Fruck was created to be the ultimate in a stealthy top water bait, combining the body of a duck with the legs of a frog to create the Fruck. The Fruck has a soft collapsible body and ultra-strong, ultra-durable double hook. With its slim design, and dangling feet, the Fruck has a great side to side, walk the dog style action that you can drag across stumps, weeds, and lily pads. Available in two sizes, 3″-3/4oz and 4″-1 1/2oz floating designs. The 3D Fruck is available in six colors. MSRP $9.99
3D Back Lip Diver

The 3D Back Lip Diver is a hard bodied, long casting bait. The Lip of the bait is attached to the belly and folds while in the air for ultra-long distance casts. The belly lip also creates a seductive side to side belly roll. Available in two sizes, 4″ 3/4oz and 5 1/4″ 1.5oz the bait has a slow sink action that you can count down and fish multiple depths on a medium retrieve Available in five colors: Bone, Dirty Silver, Fire Tiger, Hitch, and Sexy Shad, these baits make for a perfect search bait for covering big areas of water. MSRP $9.99 – $11.99

Makaira 10,000 Spinning Reels

Okuma releases the next step in the Makaira spinning reel family, the 10,000 size.  Built with the same forged aluminum and machine cut body and side plate process, these reels were built from the strongest materials available. With its 23 different oil-retaining o-rings and gaskets, the Makaira spinning reels were built to withstand the most brutal conditions the ocean can throw at them.  Available in left and right hand editions, the Makaira 10,000 comes with an Ergo Grip, soft touch handle design for comfort and speed. The 10,000 reel puts out an incredible 55-lbs of pure drag pressure. With a 4.9:1 gear ratio, you can pick up 40” of line per turn of the handle. The Makaira 10,000 is backed by Okuma’s 5-year limited warranty.  MSRP $699.99

Coronado CDX Baitfeeder Reels
The Coronado Baitfeeder has been a staple in the Okuma family for many years. The new CDX is the third generation of Coronado reels. The Coronado CDX reels feature Okuma’s new slow oscillation system for improved line lay optimization of braided line, and reduced line twist. The Dual Force Drag system is stabilized by a heavy duty, brass spool shaft stabilizer to keep the drag system aligned and strong, as well as the Hydro Block water tight drag seal to keep water out in the harshest of conditions, and a maximum drag output of over 37lbs of pressure. The newly designed recessed On/Off baitfeeder lever, keeps it tight to the reel.  The Coronado CDX comes in four available sizes.  CDX-55, CDX-60, CDX-65, and CDX-80 and have an MSRP of $99.99- $119.99. The Coronado CDX is backed by Okuma’s 1-year limited warranty.
Ceymar Baitfeeder Reel
The Ceymar Baitfeeder reels feature an easy to use On/Off auto trip bait feeding system. Once engaged, the secondary drag system puts out very little pressure for your live bait to run nearly freely. The Ceymar features a ported machined aluminum anodized spool with LCS lip to reduce line twist and cast and retrieve, as well as an aluminum handle for strength and durability. Its graphite rotor was designed with Okuma’s Cyclonic Flow Rotor to whisk away water as it gathers on the reel to keep it dry and functional. With eight total stainless steel ball bearings, the Ceymar Baitfeeder runs smooth. The Ceymar Baitfeeder is available in three sizes, CBF-40, CBF-55, and CBF-65 and has an MSRP of $74.99- $89.99. The Ceymar Baitfeeder is back by Okuma’s 1-year limited warranty. 
Tesoro Star Drag Reels
The Tesoro star drag reels were designed with the latest technology and insight from the leading fishermen in the industry. The Tesoro features 6061-T6 forged and machined aluminum frame, side plates, and spool as well as our MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for a zero flex platform keeping all key components aligned, and running smoothly.  With its 17-4 grade, self lubricating, stainless steel helical cut gearing, and multi-disc Carbonite drag system bathed in Cal’s drag grease, this reel runs silent and smooth. The Tesoro star drag reels packs its strength and technology into 10 and 12 size reels. The Carbonite drag system puts out a fish stopping 22lbs of drag. Both sizes of the Tesoro feature a high speed 6.2:1 gear ratio and 46” of line retrieve per turn of the handle. The Tesoro star drag reels are available at an MSRP of $319.99 and are backed by Okuma’s 3-year warranty.

PCH Custom Series Rods

The Okuma PCH Custom Series Rods are the latest addition to an already deep lineup of saltwater rods designed specifically for hardcore anglers. The PCH Custom Series Rods were designed with the latest technology and insight from leading fishermen around the country. The backbone to the PCH Custom Rods is the patented blank construction process dubbed Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement. This process blends unidirectional fiber over 24-ton carbon in the extended tip section of the rod to increase lifting strength and power by as much as 400%. The PCH Custom Rod lineup applies the UFR blank technology to fifteen key models. The component system on the PCH Custom Rods are all top notch featuring Fuji K-guides with Alconite inserts on the Medium, Medium Heavy, and Heavy models, as well as ALPS HXN guides with Zirconium inserts on the Extra Heavy models. All models also feature ALPS CAH reel seats. All PCH Custom Rods also have an ALPS non-skid rubber butt cap to reduce deck slide. The PCH Custom Rods are available starting at an MSRP of $199.99 and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Connoissuer Steelhead Rods

The Okuma Connoisseur Steelhead Rods have been in the lineup of many steelhead fishermen around the country, and now there has been a lot of excitement over the new generation of these rods. The new version of the Okuma Connoisseur rods are built around a responsive and durable 24-ton carbon blank. The “a” series also features the UFR-II: Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Rod Tip Technology for the ultimate in strength without sacrificing sensitivity. The UFR-II technology provides upwards of 3X more lifting power of the rod tip, and a dramatic decrease in the number one source of rod failure, broken tip sections. Okuma references a new generation of product with a letter designation. The Connoisseur “a” signifies the second generation of this series. The Connoisseur “a” series of rods include 9 models: one two-piece casting rod with solid cork grips, and eight two-piece spinning rods with solid cork grips. The series covers various lengths and powers for the dialed in steelhead fishermen and the technique they desire. With a power range of Light to Medium Heavy, and lengths from 8’6” to 11’, steelhead will have nowhere to hide. If you are looking for Noodle style rods, the “L” powered rods are equivalent to our older Noodle models. The Connoisseur “a” rods are available at an MSRP of $49.99 – $59.99 and are backed by a 1 year limited warranty.

 

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