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Shimano Compre Versus Okuma Concept C3.

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I see TW has the Okuma on sale for $110.  This is a $150 or more rod.  Can anyone give me a comparison of the 2 rods?  Sale is for one more day, I think.  Okuma advertising sounds good.  TT's article on handling them at a show a couple years ago was positive, but of course that is no where near as good as actually fishing with them.

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I can only speak for the C3 which i have.A lot of people have said this rod is a little heavy(I don't notice it much).I guess if you are used to super light rods this rod isn't for you.If you don't like split grip,this rod isn't for you.If you don't like rubber type handles this rod isn't for you(if you rather use cork or soft foam type grips).But if none of that bothers you....

Then it is an awesome rod and sensitive enough to feel some very light bites. For the price they are asking,it's a pretty good deal if you ask me.I haven't had one problem with mine.I was going to sell it awhile back,but i changed my mind and ended up keeping the rod instead.

Shimano has a warranty on their rods that is pretty hard to beat.But I've changed over to split grip type rods based on personal preference on my part.I just like split grips better and they feel more comfortable to me.

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i have heard alot of great things abotu the okumas.... but im going to just go ahead and suggest the compre. its a solid rod for what youre wanting to spend.

like grimlin said.. the okuma is a bit flashier... with split rubber grips. the compre is just straight cork.

if it was me... i would go for the compre 7' mh/f as your first rod. its warranty is awesome and itll set you on the right course for what you want in a rod. its a good benchmark.

maybe get an okuma as your next rod...... the bait monkey will INSIST. ;D

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Or just get all Compres.  I'm spoiled now to where I won't be able to except any less after fishing them for one season.  Nothing against the Okuma since I have never used it but I love the Compre rods.  Own 2 now with plans for at least 1 more, maybe 2. 

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The Shimano Compre is a fine rod but I'm biased in favor of the Okuma Concept C3...one heckuva blank!

I own a couple 6' 6", Med Hvy, Fast action, Okuma Spinning Rods ($150).

They're handsome rods, but more importantly they cast very well,

and have wrestled a few good bass out of heavy cover.

They're rated for 10 to 20-lb line & 1/4 to 1 oz lures, and they're fitted with

titanium guide frames, zirconium inserts, a Fuji reel seat (ported) and carbon grips.

Roger

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I'm still in a quandary! ;D ;D Sure wish I could get both. Nothing like testing rods yourself. Finances may dictate my decision anyway. Opting for either rod this week would be cutting $$ a bit too close unless some money due me arrives by tomorrow. Not likely. ;) Also the wife needs a couple items that can't wait.

Funny how her needs have to come before my toys! NOT. :'( :'(

Anyone know a good divorce lawyer around this part of the country? Hehe.

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The Shimano Compre is a fine rod but I'm biased in favor of the Okuma Concept C3...one heckuva blank!

I own a couple 6' 6", Med Hvy, Fast action, Okuma Spinning Rods ($150).

They're handsome rods, but more importantly they cast very well,

and have wrestled a few good bass out of heavy cover.

They're rated for 10 to 20-lb line & 1/4 to 1 oz lures, and they're fitted with

titanium guide frames, zirconium inserts, a Fuji reel seat (ported) and carbon grips.

Roger

If my daughter repays me some $$ tomorrow, I would opt for the C3.  Not likely to see it at this sale price anytime soon.  I can always get the Compre later.  Maybe someone would lose their mind, and put them on sale for about $30 off!   ;D

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