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Thread: NEW Okuma Prototype HCS 9'6" Shoreline Plugger!

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    Default NEW Okuma Prototype HCS 9'6" Shoreline Plugger!

    Field Testing Okuma's NEW Prototype! Rod! Now My Multi-Purpose Rod!

    Now you're going to see the 3rd rod to be inducted into Okuma's HCS "Hawaiian Custom Series" along with the Menpachi & Ulua rod. This is one of three plugging popping rods rods that i'm field tested in Hawaiian waters.

    The 9'6" HCS Shoreline Plugger (HSP-S-962Ma) Statistics-
    9+1 = 9 guides + tip.
    310g = 10.9oz.
    30-65lb braid.
    30-60g (1.06-5.64oz).
    Fore Grip = 5-1/2in.
    Rear Grip = 20in.

    This rod along with the other 2 NEW Prototype plugging rods were on display at The Fish & Dive Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii. This model was purposely designed for anglers who want to plug & pop lures all day long with no aching arms or shoulders. Some minor last minute changes were made & i think it's ready to be released. I've been using it for several weeks now casting plugs & grubs to irons & bait from shore. The rod was designed for long periods of medium to med/heavy casting. I personally can't pop & plug those 4-7oz large plugs all day long without muscle pulls the next day.

    I decided to pair this rod with a proven winner. The 6000 Azores Blue Spinning Reel . Here's the stats-

    Azores Blue Saltwater Reels Feature:
    DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag System
    Precision click drag adjustment for more precise drag settings
    Multi-disc, Carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD
    6HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings
    Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing plus ratchet system
    Dual anti-reverse systems for maximum security for sizes 55 to 90
    Single anti-reverse systems for Z-40s models
    Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
    CRC: Corrosion-resistant coating process
    HDGII: Corrosion-resistant, high density gearing
    ALC: Rigid die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor
    MSS: carbon Mechanical Stabilizing System
    Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
    Machined aluminum handle arm for strength
    Hydro Block water tight drag seal
    Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
    Azores spinning reels are backed by a 1-year warranty

    So i've been putting it (and me) through the ringer. Because some changes have been made i can't show the deep-water shoreline iron casting to popping a variety of plugs all day long. I've condensed today's activities from sunrise to sunset to changing locations so i could show this rig is versatile as a plugging rod & balanced as a multi-purpose rod.

    https://youtu.be/MTTwRgIFriU
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