Win an Okuma Makaira rod! Okuma is giving away 9 Makaira rods in 9 weeks.
All you have to do to win is register below and you could walk off with a high-end offshore rod built to take on any fish in the ocean.
Make sure you come back to the Okuma contest page each week to see the new rod available. There are 9 chances to win, but you must register for each rod given away. It’s super easy and only takes a minute to register, so don’t forget to come on back to see the latest Okuma rod up for grabs.
Makaira rods deliver the perfect compliment to Okuma’s line of Makaira and Cedros lever-drag reels. The Makaira rods feature the latest carbon composite technology and deliver lightweight, easy-handling offshore action yet retain the power and durability of traditional E-glass blanks.
The rods use the finest components available including ALPS deep press 316 stainless steel guide frames, hard Zirconium guide inserts, custom-designed ALPS reel seats, ALPS roller guides with large knot clearance, and much more.
The Makaira is available in a range of rod styles such as live-bait, deckhand-style rods, popping rods and IGFA straight butt and bent butt trolling models.
The heavy-duty and easily maintained shrink tube grip completes most models, while the premium abalone inserts decorate every Makaira giving them a look typically reserved for custom rod builders.
The Giveaway Rods
This week’s rod giveaway is the Makaira MK-C-701MH.
For more information on the Okuma rods and to find a matching reel, visit www.okumafishing.com.
Week One Winner:
Richard C. won an Okuma Makaira MK-C-66H, a good stout rod for fishing larger baits and heavy jigs. Congratulations Richard, put that rod to good use!
Week Two Winner:
Patrick W. won an Okuma Makaira MK-C-701ML, a perfect finesse rod for fishing light line and smaller baits such as anchovies in those situations where you have to downsize the line size to entice strikes.
Week Three Winner:
Brett S. won the Okuma Makaira MK-C-701MH — A great all-around SoCal island and offshore rod. Great for fly-lining live baits or fishing bottom structure. The 7′ length is comfortable on private boats, as well as being a nice length for casting and keeping your line free of the hull on party boats. The MK-C-701MK fishes 25- and 30-pound exceptionally well and makes quick work of school-sized fish.
Week four Winner:
John P. won the Okuma MK-C-701H – The MK-C-701H, an outstanding choice for 40-pound line, is the perfect rod for dropper loops where fish must be stopped quickly, or you risk being cut off in the rocks. It’s also a solid choice for yo yo iron, like the Salas 6X. On private boats, the MK-C-701H can serve a wide range of techniques, including a light trolling rod, bottom fish & halibut rod, etc.
Week five Winner:
Tony H. won the Okuma MK-C-801M – Rated for 10- to 25-pound line and balancing very nicely with 20-pound the MK-C-801M, at a full 8-feet in length, is great for those who want to maximize casting distance of small anchovies and sardines, while also having a rod that will fish lighter surface iron with ease. Its’ fast-action delivers an awesome light tip that’s backed with plenty of fish-moving power. A full shrink tube handle allows exact placement of the reel to suit personal preference.
Week Six Winner:
Doug B. won the Okuma MK-C-801MH — When fishing paddy’s from charters as well as private boats, there are those instances where extended casting distance is rewarded with increased numbers of strikes. The MK-C-801MH stretches the traditional 25-pound bait rod to a full 8-feet in length. Carbon Composite blank construction keeps the rod light and easy to handle. For a one-rod angler, this is a great choice to jump between fly-lined live baits and standard size surface irons with ease. The full shrink tube handle allows for exact placement of the reel while delivering exceptional grip and long-lasting durability.
Week Seven Winner:
Jeremy M. wins a Okuma MK-C-801H — An awesome jig stick for throwing surface iron, especially on private boats where longer rods can crowd a cockpit quickly.The perfect choice for an all-around 30-pound rod for yellowtail and white seabass. Also makes a great option for fly-lining baits for yellowtail and white seabass. A full shrink tube handle allows exact placement of the reel to suit personal preference.
Week Eight Winner:
Scott P. wins a Okuma MK-S-701M — Rated for 15- to 25-pound line this highly versatile spinning rod covers a lot of water both inshore and offshore. The fast action backs a light tip with a ton of inherent power in the blank. Fish it with 50-pound braid and a short fluoro top shot and you’ll be tossing anchovies a country mile.
Week Nine Winner:
Richard F. wins a Okuma MK-C-701M– The meat and potato 7-footer for everyday life on the local grounds. Fishes 15- to 25-pound line like a dream with an ultralight feel in the hand. The rubber gimbal moves around the body easily and locks confidently into rod holders for travel. One-half day to 3-1/2 day anglers will want a couple of these rods available at all times for their versatility.