Okuma Celilo Graphite Lightweight Ultra Light Trout Rods

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Okuma Celilo Graphite Lightweight Ultra Light Trout Rods
PROS
  • 65 REVIEWS ULTRALIGHT
  • 80 REVIEWS TROUT FISHING
  • 15 REVIEWS SET THE HOOK
  • 27 REVIEWS LIGHTWEIGHT
  • 7 REVIEWS CASTING DISTANCE
  • 13 REVIEWS TIP BROKE
  • 11 REVIEWS SNAPPED IN HALF
  • 42 REVIEWS LOVE THIS ROD
  • 16 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 10 REVIEWS CORK HANDLE
  • 7 REVIEWS ENOUGH BACKBONE
  • 4 REVIEWS BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
  • 6 REVIEWS REEL SEAT
  • 29 REVIEWS GREAT ACTION
  • 27 REVIEWS PANFISH
  • 7 REVIEWS FAST ACTION
  • 5 REVIEWS PFLUEGER PRESIDENT
  • 13 REVIEWS SPINNING REEL
  • 11 REVIEWS SUPER SENSITIVE
  • 8 REVIEWS BEAT THE PRICE
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Top Positive Review


I just got this rod in the mail 8 hours ago and fished with it for 3 1/2 hours and had a blast. My other ultralight rod was a 5′ one part of an 18$ combo from Walmart and it felt like it too. I’d try to toss a worm on a size 8 hook with 4lb test to let it slowly sink down in front of a dam and I’d have to REALLY work at tossing it out like 8 feet. This rod, being 1 1/2 feet longer, on the other hand I was able to throw out the same worm + hook + line like 20+ feet and I’m pretty sure once I get better at loading up the rod I can get it out there even further.

After catching a few panfish like that I put on the smallest splitshot I had, which was like a quarter of the size of my pinky fingernail, and let the worm sink to the bottom and hopped it around. Now on my other rod I could mostly tell when something was ‘pecking’ at whatever was on my line and when something ‘bit’ it because the ‘pecking’ was a very very slight jiggle and the bite was a jiggle that had a little umph to it. But with this rod even when they’re just ‘pecking’ at it it taps the rod twice as hard than the ‘bite’ on my other rod. So I missed quite a few fish due to the rod being too sensitive if that’s a thing. It’s just something I have to get used to but once I do it should be super nice.

Lastly I used an atomic tube 1/32 oz with a trout magnet EZ-float or whatever they’re called and was able to launch that a country mile. I was tossing it down from the top of a 2-3 story tall dam down to the bottom and was able to keep the line out of the rapids due to the increased rod length. I was also able to set the hook quite well considering I had a ton of line out.

Will update review if something changes the next few times I go out fishing and catch some trout or bass.

In summary:
Super sensitive (might take some getting used to)

6’6 length seems really good for casting distance (with 1000 reel anyway) also has 7 guides

Hook holder seems good (it’s like a staple)

Seemed to have decent backbone for being so sensitive (caught a monster pumpkinseed and the rod didn’t double over like an ugly stick and was able to set the hook quite easily even with lots of line out)

2 pieces held tight together (didn’t come apart)

Cork handle feels pretty smooth and comfy straight out of the box (I had two pieces of plastic covering both pieces of cork)

Color of the rod was a nice burgundy color with striation rings around it once you shine light on it (kind of like cats eye or something?)

Others said to order the rod by itself because amazon will just shove it into a box with other stuff so that’s what I did and my box came in perfect condition with rod unharmed so I’d recommend doing the same.

UPDATE: I caught a bass close to 2 pounds and it took me like 2-3 minutes to get it up to the shoreline. He bent the rod a ton a handful of times and I was forced to lift it out of the water onto land by the rod and the rod is fine. I don’t know what all the reviewers are doing to break the rod in half or break the tip off. I know 2 pounds isn’t a lot of weight but for the 2 seconds I had the fish out of the water by the rod it never felt like it was going to snap.

Top Critical Review


I have a 6’6″ ultra light ugly stik, that I thought was light weight. This rod manages to be half the weight of my ugly stik and still perform just as good! The construction feels a tad bit lower quality but not by much, and not on the rod itself but on the handle. The handle is comfortable though. I bought this instead of another ugly stik to save a few dollars, but now this is my go to rod if I’m going to cast and retrieve lures.

I had to update my review after only a month or so or using it. It broke from the tip all on its own. I take good care of my rods and when I went to use it the tip was broken out of nowhere. I’m 100% sure no one touched my rods and they weren’t bent. I had it strapped to my ugly stik gx2 rod and that one was perfectly fine.

Customer Questions & Answers


I bought two of the ce-s-662ul-1 rods how many eyelets are on these rods thank you in advance
Answer: Ther are 7 eyes including the tip.

I bought the 6’6” mainly for trout. Do y’all think this will hold up for bass too?
Answer: I use mine for crappie, saugeye, and bass. It doesn’t have the muscle to pull bass out of weedbeds but for average 2-4 pound fish I am well satisfied.

lure weight by grams?
Answer: 14 grams or 1/2 ounce would be my limit of lures/Spoons to use casting. I use my Celilo trolling for trout on my downrigger . Lots of flex but holds up w fish on.

How do they pack the rod?
Answer: Mine came in a plastic bag, wrapped in brown paper, inside a long square undamaged box with the 1 piece Rod snapped not in half, but snapped twice to make 3 unusable pieces.

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