Fishing Reels from Okuma Fishing USA

by • December 24, 2017 • Holiday Gift Guide, Product Reviews, Rods and Reels ReviewsComments (1)1166

Day 24 of the Yak Outlaws Gift Guide features fishing reels from Okuma Fishing USA. We’ve used Okuma fishing reels for years now and absolutely love the price point and the durability of these fishing reels.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the best example of taking care of your fishing reels like you should. I know there are guys out there who rinse off their reels after every trip, as well as break down the reels periodically to clean them. That guy isn’t me. I’m hard on my equipment, which is why I want fishing gear that can handle abuse. The fishing reels from Okuma Fishing USA are just that: tough and durable. Here’s some great gift ideas for your favorite kayak angler with some great fishing reels from Okuma.

Azores

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Okuma Azores spinning reels are the result of a multi-year engineering review that achieves new levels of strength and stability. Azores begin with proven power features including die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor, machine cut pinion gear and the Okuma Dual Force Drag system that churns out up to 44-pounds of max drag. But within the interior is where Azores gains massive separation from competitors. Dual anti-reverse systems, massive over-sized spool shaft and grease-packed stainless steel bearings deliver incredible strength while 3-piece carbon fiber Mechanical Stabilization System stops electrolysis in its tracks.
  • DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag System
  • Precision click drag adjustment for more precise drag settings
  • Multi-disc, Carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD
  • 6HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing plus ratchet system
  • Dual anti-reverse systems for maximum security for sizes 55 to 90
  • Single anti-reverse systems for Z-40s models
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • CRC: Corrosion-resistant coating process
  • HDGII: Corrosion-resistant, high density gearing
  • ALC: Rigid die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor
  • MSS: carbon Mechanical Stabilizing System
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
  • Machined aluminum handle arm for strength
  • Hydro Block water tight drag seal
  • Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
  • Azores spinning reels are backed by a 1-year warranty
  • MSRP: $109.99-$129.99
  • Light weight C-40X carbon frame and sideplates
  • C-40X Cyclonic Flow Rotor for corrosion resistance
  • TCA:  Torsion Control Armor reduces twisting
  • 8HPB + 1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears
  • Rigid, machined aluminum, anodized handle
  • Light weight, EVA handle knobs for comfort
  • Precision Elliptical Gearing system
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
  • Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
  • Helios SX spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty
  • MSRP: $129.99
  • Light weight C-40X carbon frame and sideplates
  • Cyclonic Flow Rotor
  • TCA:  Torsion Control Armor
  • 8 BB + 1RB stainless steel bearings
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • Rigid, forged aluminum, anodized handle
  • Light weight, EVA handle knobs for comfort
  • Precision Elliptical Gearing system
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
  • Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
  • Inspira spinning reels are backed by a 1-year warranty
  • MSRP: $79.99-$89.99

Ceymar Baitfeeder

  • On/Off auto trip bait feeding system
  • Multi-disc, Japanese oiled felt drag washers
  • 7BB+1RB stainless steel bearings
  • Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor
  • CFR: Cyclonic Flow Rotor technology
  • Precision Elliptical Gearing System
  • Rigid metal handle design for strength
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
  • Heavy duty solid aluminum bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
  • Ceymar reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty
  • MSRP: $74.99-$89.99

The Komodo family of low-profile baitcast reels has been the recipient of tremendous accolades. One of our favorites being from a 30-year veteran of big fish angling regularly referring to the reel as an “excellent value” or “best toughness and value I’ve seen.” This is no surprise. Komodo reels, featuring stainless steel gearing and drive shafts, along with amazing levels of drag output, take on the largest freshwater fish like pike, musky and salmon, along with the toughest inshore species like stripers, jacks and trophy calico bass, with a level of power and durability that is best in their class. The selection includes two sizes, with options in gear ratios and handles to deliver the perfect reel for your big fish applications.

  • stainless steel main gear for ultimate power and strength
  • Precision machine cut stainless steel pinion gear
  • Heavy duty stainless steel drive and spool shafts
  • ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum frame and sideplates
  • CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating process
  • A6061-T6 machined aluminum, anodized spool
  • Multi-disc high output Carbonite drag system
  • Micro-click drag star for precise drag settings
  • 350 size:  6HPB+1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
  • 450 size:  7HPB+1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
  • Precision Japanese ABEC-5 spool bearings
  • Dual anti-reverse for maximum reliability
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • 6-pin Velocity Control casting system
  • Synchronized levelwind optimized for braided line
  • Zirconium line guide inserts for use with braided line
  • Available in both right and left hand retrieve
  • On/Off clicker for trolling, chunking or bait fishing
  • Komodo SS reels are backed by a 3-year limited warranty
  • MSRP: $219.99-$259.99
Bold, in both design and its 7.3:1 high-speed gear ratio that’s available in both right and left hand retrieve, the Okuma Citrix makes an aggressive statement by itself, and even more so when paired with a matching Citrix rod. The bold strength of Citrix’s Alumilite construction frame, A6061-T6 spool and multi-disc drag is tempered by the smooth handling of a ten bearing drive system, micro-click drag adjustment and ergonomic swept-in handle. Need to gear down for brute strength? Citrix is also available for right-handers in a gear ratio of 5.4:1.
  • ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum frame
  • A6061-T6 machined aluminum, anodized spool
  • Multi-disc Carbonite drag system
  • 9BB+1RB bearing drive system
  • Micro-click drag star for precise drag settings
  • External adjustable centrifugal cast control system
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Graphite left and right side plates
  • Easy change palm side plate access port
  • Ergonomic handle design allows cranking closer to body
  • Available gear ratios: 7.3:1 and 5.4:1
  • 7.3:1 gear ratio available in left hand retrieve
  • Citrix reels are backed by a 1-year warranty
  • MSRP: $119.99

In the hand, Cerros takes a deep seat in the palm. The left side plate is 3mm narrower than any previous Okuma design, bringing the angler’s grip more in line with the rod and offering increased confidence overall. The machined aluminum frame serves as a powerful foundation for the hand while EVA knobs greet the cranking hand with cushioned comfort. Nine bearings plus Quick-Set anti-reverse bearing set free enhanced casting distance from the machined aluminum spool and ultra-smooth cranking while delivering authoritative hooksets. Anglers appreciate a full 24-point magnetic cast control and Cerros’ optional 6.6:1 or 7.3:1 gear ratios.

  • ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum frame
  • A6061-T6 machined aluminum, anodized V-shaped spool
  • Multi-disc composite drag system
  • 9BB + 1RB bearing drive system
  • Micro-click drag star for precise drag settings
  • External adjustable magnetic cast control system
  • 24-point adjustment on cast control for precise settings
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Corrosion resistant graphite side plates
  • Side plate access port for quick spool changes
  • Light weight and comfortable EVA handle knobs
  • Available in both right and left hand retrieve
  • Cerros reels are backed by a 1-year warranty
  • MSRP: $99.99
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One Response to Fishing Reels from Okuma Fishing USA

  1. Michael Soileau says:

    What are the weights of the reels.

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