Do you know which Okuma reel is on that combo...Avenger, perhaps? I am looking at getting a 10 or 11' bait stick and another reel to go with it. I have had good luck with both shimanos and Penns in the past but have seen some nicely priced Okumas out there. I am a little leery though as I had an Okuma reel fail me last year on a nice musky in the Fall. The composite got weak and the reel literally got wobbly at the seat when I was playing that fish. It was a 30 series and definitely matched up with the line and rod. I have been paranoid about Okuma ever since.
NO Tom, the Okuma I purchased was a SENTARA. I'm telling you just go over to Dicks and just put it in your hand. You can not believe the balance this has for a 10ft combo. The 8 is just as good. I clean and lube my gear after every trip. The reel is a match to the rod. It also is a Sentara. Well worth the money.