Okuma EVX Musky Rod Review

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Here is the Okuma Evx Musky Rod review.

Musky is one of the large freshwater species. They need a special strong rod to be able to lift them up. Most of the time they require a heavy power rod. 

In today’s article, I am reviewing Okuma EVX Musky Rod. It’s one of the popular musky fishing rods. I am going to talk about its main features along with its pros and cons. I will also list some alternatives at the very end of the article, in case you don’t think that this is the right rod for you.

Okuma Evx Musky Rod Review

Top Features

  1. IM-8 Graphite Blank Construction.
  2. Stainless Steel Guides With Braid Ready Zirconium Inserts.
  3. Fuji Reel Seats.
  4. Cork Handles Full And Split Rear Grips. 
  5. Telescopic Models Available.
  6. Stainless Steel Hook Keepers.
  7. Limited Lifetime Warranty.


  • Length: 8′ 6″ to 9′ 3″
  • Power: Heavy to Extra Heavy.
  • Fishing Technique: Casting.
  • Lure wt.: 2-8oz to 4-16 oz.
  • Line wt.: 30-65 Lbs. to 65-130 Lbs.
  • Handle: Cork.

Detailed Overview

Now, let see how its main features can benefit you:

Quality Graphite Construction

Graphite is known for its high sensitivity. It’s also lightweight and strong at the same time. It’s not as strong as a fiberglass rod, but it’s sturdy enough to handle big fish. This rod is made from IM-8 graphite which is a higher modulus graphite. They are the ultimate responsive and lightweight graphite. 

It’s also supported with unidirectional fiber-reinforced rod tip technology (UFR). It increases the lifting power of the rod tip which is required for huge or heavy muskies. 

Stainless Steel Guides With Zirconium Inserts

The guides are made from stainless steel which is a durable and corrosion resistant material. The zirconium braid-ready Inserts offer the smoothness required for longer casts. It has better thermal properties than most metals used for guides. It reduces the heat build up. It also decreases the friction and wear between the line and the guide. 

Cork Handle

I think most of you prefer your handle to be of the cork type. Cork handles are more comfortable than the foam ones. They also deliver better sensitivity, so you will be able to feel the slightest bites happening down there. 

The grip is also oversized which adds more strength and durability required for fishing battles. You can also choose between split rear or full rear grips. 

Stainless steel Hook Keeper

Hook keepers are a safe place to store your hook, fly or lure. Stainless steel keepers are the standard and popular option of hook keepers. It will give the basic benefits of it. It works for holding your hook while keeping the integrity and performance of your rod guides as well as the inserts safe.[1]

Thanks to these keepers, the rod can work with most large baits without having to worry about keeping them in place while casting. It simplifies the casting process while fishing large muskies.  

Travel Friendly

I like that this rod comes with some Telescopic models. You can easily store it or keep it with you for travelling purposes. You can easily relax and store this rod anywhere instead of having to carry it all the day. 

Fuji Reel Seats

Though most reel seats carry the same purpose, they are not all of the same quality. Fuji reel seats tend to be quality ones with ergonomic and comfortable designs. 

The Length

This series length ranges from 8′ 6″ to 9′ 3″. The high lengths gives an extra leverage power to be able to fight big muskies with no worries. You also don’t have to worry about the storage ,thanks to the telescopic versions provided. 

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Okuma Evx Musky Rod?

A long fishing rod with black guides

Now, let’s head to the pros and cons that you need to think about before purchasing this rod:


  • Lightweight.
  • Sturdy rod with a lot of guides. 
  • Suitable for heavy baits and lures. 
  • Provides high value for the price. 
  • Limited lifetime warranty.


  • You need to use heavy baits to enjoy the full strength of this rod.
  • The Oversized grip tends to lose some sensitivity. But for fishing musky, you need strength more than sensitivity. 


Here are some alternatives to check before purchasing this rod:

Final Verdict

This is the end of our review about Okuma Evx Musky Rod. To be honest, the manufacturer didn’t add much fancy stuff or features to this rod. They mainly focused on building a solid and durable rod that is capable of fighting huge muskies and chuck heavy baits easily. They also cared about the storage while keeping it a long rod. 

Overall, we think that this rod is worth buying. If you’re anglers who is looking to catch big muskies and uses heavy baits a lot, most probably you’re going to enjoy this rod.