Shimano Ocea Plugger Flex Limited Spinning Rods

Shimano Ocea Plugger Flex Limited Spinning Rods

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TD Code
Rating (g)
Power Pro
Line Rating (lb)
2 pcs
PoppingMedium-LightModerate-Fast6030$599.99 USD
2 pcs
PoppingMediumModerate-Fast8040$599.99 USD
2 pcs
PoppingMedium-HeavyModerate-Fast11050$599.99 USD
2 pcs
PoppingHeavyModerate-Fast13065$599.99 USD
2 pcs
PoppingMediumModerate-Fast9040$599.99 USD
The Shimano Ocea Plugger Flex Limited Spinning rods combine Spiral X and Hi Power X blank construction technology. This Spiral X construction provides for reinforced blank strength and torsional rigidity. These Shimano rods are lightweight in design. Hi-power X-construction eliminates blank twist, which means longer casting distances and exceptional casting accuracy. These rods were created for casting Shimano's Orca pencil baits and poppers and other entice them on top species. The Shimano Ocea Plugger rods feature Fuji tangle free SiC K guides adding to increased casting distance.
5 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Doriantt R.
Panama City, Panama (delivered to Miami)
Great rod and great service
January 16, 2019
Wow...this was my dream rod but didnt have the money to spend $599 on it and one day i was checking it in tackledirect to compare with other rod and boom was on sale for half the price so i bought so happy thanks for tackledirect to made my dream come trough and also...the shipping was so fast and well organized im so happy with everything is the best and easy website to buy...i recommend the rod and the service of tackledirect...
By Steve
South Korea
Great Performance
January 4, 2019
Received Medium action rod 3 days ago; was very happy with it's craftsmanship and looks. I was a bit skeptical whether or not it would be up to the job tackling migrator amberjack that crest the southern tip of South Korea this time of year; heading to feeding grounds somewhere along the Aus. coastal waters. I opted for the Penn Slammer III just because I wanted the speed (59" per turn) I've utilized other twin powers for the job but, just got followers and no strikes. About 12 casts ripping a topwater plug the water boiled and the fight was on...... The rod performance was fantastic; straining to immense power of whatever was on the end of my line. With a lot of oh's, ah's as I put the rod into near breaking point flex I finally better my query. A 51lb Golden stripped Amberjack. A stunning species and great fighter. I would have posted a pic but phone is entertaining the bottom dwellers at about 37 meters.
ProsAlthough the eyelet bindings are a bit thick, presenting a ever so slight hump appearance; This rod performed better than my NS Blackhole of comparable weight hands down.
ConsDon't know what the brown strap that accompanied the rod is; instruction all in Japanese (who cares though)
Riverdale, GA
December 18, 2017
Very nice rod love it so much.
By Donald
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Shimano Ocea Plugger 8'6"
September 18, 2016
I fish this rod for west coast species on surface irons and jig/swimbait combos as well as throwing musky plugs in the midwest. It is an absolute cannon capable of bombing super long casts with large lures. My only suggestion is to specify that the 2-piece split in the rod is at the top of the handle rather than in the blank
By Chris
Orlando, FL
Absolute Fish Slayer
April 11, 2016
This rod is absolutely amazing! Anyone who has ever used a Terez rod knows how thin, light and yet powerful they are. Well, this rod takes all that to a new level. I have used other popping rods in the past that not only felt heavy but stiff as well. This Ocea rod is so light that it will leave you wondering if its going to break under heavy pressure. It has a nice moderate tip which allows you to make great casts and work any lure as you wish. But its when this rod gets punched in the jaw by a big fish that its true colors come out. I have used this rod on large Tuna, big beach Tarpon, Sharks and anything else I have been able to hook into and this rod has slayed them all. The power of the 83H in particular is that of the Greek gods. If Zeus ever fished, this was the rod he used. I have purchased a Game Type J which utilizes this new blank construction and can't wait to try it out as well. Its pricey but worth every penny!
Pros- Light yet powerful blank construction. - Beautiful Rod - 2 Piece design makes it easy to travel with. - Comes with a high quality rod sack and straps.
ConsShimano might as well have direct access to my bank account.
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from NE USA asked:
January 1, 2019
I'm wonder how the OPFLSLTD83H matches up with a Penn TorqueS9BL spooled with 80# Maxquatro for reef donkeys and BFT. I'm looking for a setup that will handle everything short of I close? Also, would I be better off with a bailed Torque9 I heard they had problems with the rotor arm? I'm breaking the bank, so I want to get this right.
1 Answer
The Torque paired with the Ocea Plugger would make a great setup for handling most species paired with maxquatro which will give you plenty of line capacity. The bailess model would be your best bet if you're doing alot of casting.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 11, 2019

from NJ asked:
February 26, 2018
Would a Saragossa 10000 and one of these rods be a good choice for casting and jigging school bluefin tuna?
1 Answer
Hello Rich, that would be a great combo for jigging and casting to Tuna.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 28, 2018

from Melbourne Beach, FL asked:
June 5, 2017
Can do you specify the split in the rod to be in the handle versus the blank per one of the reviews? I would be pairing the rod to a Shimano Stella 10000 and Daiwa Saltiga 5000H
1 Answer
The Shimano Ocea Plugger Flex Limited Spinning Rods are split at the handle.
Submitted by: Donald on June 7, 2017

from Auckland NZ asked:
April 3, 2017
I am looking at the Stella 8000hg with this rod for top water fishing using the shimano orca stickbaits, targeting mainly kingfish. Will this be ok or do you have another suggestion.
1 Answer
The Shimano Ocea Plugger Flex Limited Spinning Rods will match well with the Stella 8000 for the application your using it for. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on April 4, 2017

from Santa Cruz CA. asked:
February 19, 2017
Would the Twin Power 14000 be a good match for the OPFLSLTD83H with 65lb braid for tunas and other big offshore fish?
1 Answer
A Twin Power 14000 and 65# braid would pair up well with OPFLSLTD83H.
Submitted by: Devon on February 20, 2017

Chris Bray
from Orlando, FL asked:
October 6, 2015
Which would be the better option for popping in the surf for Tarpon, 8'3" Heavy or Medium Heavy?
1 Answer
I would choose the 8'3 Heavy. Especially with fishing for Tarpon, it is better to be safe than sorry with the ability to use a heavier pound test line, and heavier power in the back bone of the rod to turn their heads when you hook into heavier fish.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on October 6, 2015

from Edmonton asked:
September 28, 2015
Is an 8' Med. too much for a Twin Power 5000 with 40lbs. line or is it a perfect match?
1 Answer
I think that that reel would work on the rod, but my preference would be the larger sizes of that model, such as a 6000 or 8000. That would also depend on what you are fishing for. Also, I would not recommend putting 40lb braid on a 5000 size Twinpower. You are only going to get around 175 yards of line on there, which is really not enough if you get something like a wind knot or break.
Submitted by: David on September 29, 2015

from Edmonton, AB asked:
August 10, 2015
Would a Saragossa 10000 be a good match for the MH version of this model fair some sailfish?
1 Answer
The Saragosa and this rod would be a great match for what you are trying to fish for. You could even go smaller with the reel if you like, if you wanted to fish with light tackle.
Submitted by: David on September 4, 2015


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