Originally Posted by charged
Saw a few pro comments for okuma, that I could not endorse.
Only rod I ever had that snapped while practice casting in the back yard was a Okuma. Reel wise any one who like the trio, has not experimented with the competitors offerings. If they did, it would not be reviewed well.
I can't speak for their rods... But the SLV and Integrity are two very good reels that can be had on the auction site for under $50 on a good day...