By Dave Brown
The Okuma PCH Custom Series Rods are the latest addition to an already deep lineup of saltwater rods designed specifically for hardcore anglers. Today’s anglers want lightweight, sensitive rods that deliver enough strength and backbone to get fish to, and over the rail. The PCH Custom Rods utilize advanced technologies to create refined, powerful rods with both exceptional feel and rock solid durability.
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 Unidirectional Fiber Reinforcement technology. 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%.. This technology provides for the ultimate in strength without sacrificing sensitivity so that you can feel even the lightest of bites.
"Our goal in developing the PCH Custom rods was to utilize the advancements in technology to offer the strongest yet lightest weight rod we felt possible for saltwater anglers,” stated John Bretza, Product Development Manager. “It is amazing to feel these rods and to see what we were able to accomplish."
The PCH Custom Rod lineup applies the UFR blank technology to nine key models. Three 7-foot casting rods include Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy powers. Three 7-foot 6-inch casting models that include Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy powers. Three 8-foot models that include Medium Heavy, Heavy, and Extra Heavy 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 HXH guides with Zirconium inserts on the Extra Heavy models. All models also feature ALPS CAH reel seats. The 7-foot and 7-foot 6-inch models feature tapered TPE fore and rear grips and the 8-foot models feature tapered shrink tube for durability and comfort. All PCH Custom Rods also have an ALPS non-skid rubber butt cap to reduce deck slide.
The PCH Custom Rods are available start at a retail price of $199.99 and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, please visit www.okumafishingusa.com.