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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

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FREE SUPER BRAID INCLUDED WITH METALOID, ANDROS AND MAKAIRA SERIES REELS:
300 YARDS, YOUR CHOICE OF SOLID 4 with Metaloid, for Makaira and Andros 4, 8 strand "solid" or 12 AND 16 SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE IN CHOICE OF COLOR. YOU DO THE MATH, IT'S A GREAT OFFER WITH EXCELLENT LINE INCLUDED, AND YOU HAVE OPTIONS...

Please note, you will see many spooling options for the reels listed below. It's not our intent to confuse folks, but you do have options here unlike some places and we take pride in the fact we can rig things according to your needs, applications and preferences. We have been pioneers in Super Braid / Spectra rigging and we offer a few methods of rigging the lines together beyond most retailers capability, including the standard long range Bimini to Albright knots, Served and Sato connections. We do not use simple uni-to-uni knots for connecting braid to leader, we take the time to make a better knot, one that will hold up over time and deal with larger fish. Simpler knots don't work as well. You can see videos of what we do on our YouTube channel - CharkBaitUSA. We can upgrade that connection to one of several options, the benefit with those connections is that the diameter is thinner and that allows the line to flow through your rod's guides more smoothly, has less resistance in the water and is stealthier. If you have questions regarding rigging, please give us a call or zap back an email and we can go over things with you. Bottom line, you have options with us and we're proud of our staff's ability to rig things to your needs rather than simply "slapping" things together. Our knots hold, as does our in-line rigging.

Line Selections:
Braid - Cortland, Izorline, Momoi and ToroTamer
Mono - Hi Seas Triple Fish and Grand Slam IGFA, Izorline, Momoi, Izorline, P-Line, Berkley and Ande

Okuma

What's New for 2016?
Okuma Metaloid Reels Two New Lefty Options...

New ICAST INTRODUCTION - Here's one we were very excited about, actually a few more than one. In the Metaloid Series there are three sizes, 5 narrow, 5 and 12. The 5II and 12II are now available in lefty form as well as standard right hand retrieve.  The new series offers a rigid 1 piece frame and left sideplate, 6061 T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates. The reels are cold forged (not machined - same process as the infamous bike makers $500 models...), type 2 anodized. The spools are made from machined aluminum. They feature a corrosion resistant coating process as well as the anodizing for dealing with saltwater corrosion issues. All reels in the series offer 4 ball bearings and best of all they offer 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gears!. The drag system benefits from Cal's drag grease and Carbonite drag washer. All models offer a clicker, and the freespool performance is simply amazing. The price is very aggressive, definitely puts all other manufacturers on notice. There's even more to talk about, handle, arm construction... Bottom line, these are some excellent reels and their price point, their value, construction (my gosh helical gears!) simply sets new standards for the fishing reel market.

At ICAST 2015 Okuma showed off two new color variations to the Metaloid line. These are now in stock.

Add to all this great stuff one more thing that beats all other manufacturers: THREE YEAR WARRANTY - FROM A REAL COMPANY THAT STANDS BEHIND IT'S PRODUCTS.

Several years ago we introduced our clients to the Makaira series of reels. We were the first one's to discover just how good they were and we took the time to try to educate folks, to erase old prejudices and give 'em a try. We were proved very right. We also explained to folks that Okuma is the sleeping giant in reel production, and to expect great things from them. They have proven their point, and now they are entering a new level of dominance with this series of popularly priced reels. No reel manufacturer is anywhere near this aggressive in terms of value and performance, and three year warranty included...simply amazing.

For 2016 Okuma is producing two Metaloid reels in lefty form, the 5II and the 12II. These are only available in black & silver - no other color options.

Model Bearings Mono Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight   Price   
M-5NS 4 300yds/15# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.4 oz $189
M-5N II 4 300yds/15# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.7 oz $219
M-5 4 340/20# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.6 $189
M-5II* 4 340/20# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.9 $219
M-12 4 320/30# 6.4:1   34 27 lbs 25.3 $259
M-12II* 4 320/30# 4.7 & 2:1 42.1 & 24.8 34 27 lbs 25.8 $299

* - Lefty Available 2016 (as of 1/16/16 - M5II's are in stock)

 

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ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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CharkBait sells Okuma? Some may agree, some disagree with my take on Okuma's products in past years. Reality is that we did not support this manufacturer. I was always honest with folks, explaining that while their spinners had gained a very good reputation, they'd never made a conventional reel that I liked enough to sell here. Here on the left coast, spinning reels are uncommon on the larger sportfishers. So, we never had much of an incentive to bring in that part of the Okuma line-up. With their conventional reels there were issues in terms of drag performance, corrosion, reliability.... With the Okuma's conventional reels, my negative impression was based upon client feedback, our own evaluation of the products, and service records from some landings that had used their gear. Having said that, we also have some of our clients who liked their gear...often after using Okuma's factory service and having some upgrading done... So, this point still didn't impress us with their out of the box performance, but it did impress us with their commitment to providing customer service through their investment in the repair department. Bottom-line, if the gear isn't up to speed, up to long range fishing demands, we don't invest our money in stocking the products. Nor do we offer things we don't inventory, unlike some folks who only operate on the 'net. Well, things at Okuma are changing for the better!

Here's the deal, in July 2008 Tiburon Engineering and Okuma reached an agreement in which Okuma would produce Tib's SST reels, and Tiburon staff would design some saltwater worthy reels for Okuma. This provided Okuma with the expertise they've needed and Tiburon gained the benefit of Okuma's production resources. That's a serious win-win for both firms. Further, Okuma invested money in hiring a great team of guys who knew saltwater fishing. They upgraded their staff, and showed they were changing focus in favor of actually building high quality gear. Okuma has been a sleeping giant in sportfishing tackle. Heck, most of the CNC machines used by the better reel manufacturing firms are made by Okuma! They're huge, deep pockets, make most overseas firms look insignificant in terms of company capability and resources. With Tiburon's assistance, we're betting Okuma's time has finally come (in the world of saltwater sportfishing). We will only focus on the products we feel meet the needs of saltwater anglers, and meet the performance requirements for this most demanding sport. (note the above was written in 2008 - in 3 years Okuma proved we were right in our evaluation...)

Okuma's service department deserves mention, because those guys did stand behind their older products. They did not run away from problems, they took steps to solve them. Take this philosophy, add to it improved designs, and we have the makings for a new powerful player in the saltwater fishing marketplace. Okuma now produces  some reels that we like enough to recommend to our clients, without reservation. Hard to believe, but very true. 

 

 
Video: Okuma Makaira Series Reels

Okuma Makaira
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I first saw this new series of reels at the July 2009 ICAST show. I was flat out impressed. Without doubt, this is a game changer for the sportfishing industry. Okuma listened, listened well, and applied what they heard in creating what may very well be some of the best built reels on the market today. The reels are robust, solid, creatively engineered, and made to go the distance. 

All the new reels feature a carbon DFD (dual force drag) system for exceptional drag performance, high drag capacity, long term reliability and maximum alignment and durability. The Makaira reels offer a "Pull Bar Drag System" with the advantage that the drag is being pulled rather than pushed, which places heavy pressure on the left side plate and utilizes the frame for overall stability - that's the flaw of design in all reels built today, and Okuma feels they've beat the system. With the Pull Bar design, there's no pressure to create frame flex, or reduced drag pressure as a result of tolerance alignment issues. As a result of the design, the open top models in this line have none of the flex issues common with other reels; no need to compensate for the disadvantage of design by increasing mass, for instance. 

 

 

 

The highly efficient drag system was designed and engineered by Tiburon Engineering to increase maximum drag pressure, reduce side load pressure on ball bearings and improve heat dissipation for long term smoothness over extended fights. The Okuma DFD is considered a wet drag system comprised of two carbon fiber drag washers that are sandwiched together and bonded with a fiber glass core. Pure carbon washers are coated with a thin layer of Cal Sheet's Universal drag grease for virtually zero start up inertia. These washers are compressed by two precision ground 17-4 grade stainless steel drag plates that have been ground flat, then polished for maximum smoothness. The stainless steel friction drag plates have a minimum 32 Rockwell hardness allowing for high-end drag settings and consistently smooth drag performance at all ranges! (Model 20 pictured above)

Other important points of design:
Silent anti-reverse, 16 point double dog anti-reverse for the most reliable, smoothest and strongest anti-reverse on the market. These reels so not depend on a one way bearing for their anti-reverse, yet they have a similar slick feel to them. Robust!
Helical Cut Gears, offers improved gear meshing, and gear smoothness. They feel like butter being sliced when you change gears. They're both smoother and stronger as a result of their design.

 

 

 

Makaira Reels Feature-

6061-T6 Machined aluminum frame with forged side plates
Proprietary hybrid corrosion resistant stainless steel gearing
Helical cut gears for extreme smoothness and gear meshing
Makaira reels all feature Two-speed gearing systems
Gold anodized two-speed gear shifter housing
Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
Patented spool pin system for use with braided or mono lines
Carbonite Dual Force drag system featuring Cal’s universal drag grease
Custom designed thrust bearing: Alleviates side load on heavy drag settings
4-pcs ABEC-5 precision Sapporo stainless steel rubber sealed ball bearings
MA-80WII features 6-pcs of Sapporo ball bearings
Double dog, proprietary silent anti-reverse system
Ratcheting drag lever and drag cam for precise drag setting
Patented T-Bar handle with Easy Roll graphite insert on all models
Heavy duty stainless steel ratcheting clicker system
Heavy duty, precision stainless steel drive and spool shafts
Type-II gold anodized frame, side plates, spool, drag lever and handle
Open top frame design on MK-5II, 10II, 15II, 20II, 50II
Lug and plug system on all open top reel models
Machined thumb rest on rear cross bar for improved ergonomics
Forged aluminum full hard anodized reel foot and reel clamp
Machined etched Marlin logo on left side plate
Precision placement of drain holes maximizes water removal from reel
Special screw ports around side plate screws reduces water/corrosion buildup
Makaira lever drag reels are backed by a 5-year warranty

Note the well placed
drainage holes and robust foot


Note the machined
recessed line stay,
lugs or plugs...

Now, if you'd like a second opinion on the quality of these reels, you might do a little internet search and find a couple independent reviews that more than agree with our high opinion of these new reels. They really are terrific, and the beauty is more than skin deep.

Model Bearings Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II 4BB+1TB 320/15, 280/20, 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 24.1 oz. 459.99
MK-10II 4BB+1TB 460/15, 380/20, 280/25 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. 459.99
MK-15II 4BB+1TB 550/20, 410/25, 310/30 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. 479.99
MK-16II 4BB+1TB 700/25, 600/30, 400/40 4.3:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5"est 44-lbs 32-lbs 42 oz.est 499.99
MK-20II 4BB+1TB 870/25, 660/30, 530/40 3.8:1 & 1.7:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. 499.99
MK-30II 4BB+1TB 850/30, 700/40, 550/50 3.8:1 & 1.7:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. 519.99
MK-50II 4BB+1TB 1000/30, 650/50, 400/80 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. 569.99
MK-50WII 4BB+1TB 900/50, 780/60, 560/80 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. 619.99
MK-80WII 6BB+1TB 1000/80, 850/100, 660/130 3.1:1 & 1.4:1 45.7" & 20.5" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. 859.99
MK-130II
(new and in stock)
6BB+1TB 1570/80, 1270/100, 1000/130 2.2:1 & 1.2:1 39.7" & 27.7" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. 1199.99

Please note, the 10, 15, 16, 20 and 50 are topless. The 30, 50W, 80W and 130 have the top bar.
All models now in stock...including the little 10! (very nice and very small)

This is a shot over the bow to every manufacturer of saltwater reels. Okuma got it right, and they've got reason to be proud.


Makaira 80, 50W, 30W, 30, 20 & 15 pictured above.

 

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FREE MONO Spooling & FREE Super BRAID Spooling

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
 

 

 

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Okuma Makaira SEA Reels

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RIGGED YOUR WAY!

They aren't for everyone, but for those who appreciate the enhancements and have the highest demands, they are reels to die for. Okuma's Makaira Special Edition Long Range reels take things to another level in terms of specific changes that some in the long range community have requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the existing crop of Makaira reels are absolutely state of the art, and for most of us, myself included, there is little reason to head in the SE direction. The changes you'll see in the SE series reels appeal most to fishermen who are uncompromising in terms of their demands upon gear, guys who regularly head out to tangle with cow size tuna on the long range boats or aboard a sportfisher off Puerto Vallarta, those that will benefit most will be our most dedicated long range enthusiasts. Those that will benefit least will probably be private boaters, guys who tend to put on heavy miles on their gear and don't take the time to maintain 'em regularly. In a lot of ways the SE reels are custom shop offerings, based upon feedback from some of the most experienced anglers, guys who jumped on the Makairas early and fished 'em hard on the long range boats in 2010/11. To those, Okuma listened and responded, showing their sincere interest in building the best gear possible. The pricing of the SE series reels is a tad higher than the original Makaira reels, reflecting the change in handle and bearings used on these pieces. If you are seeking the best freespool performance, flylining live bait to large grade tuna, this series of reels will put a smile on your face and very likely result in a personal best on the boat.

50SEA pictured below:

 

Okay, now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series reels feature:
- Open Spool Bearings with TSI-301 oil. This increases freespool 2 to 2 1/2 times!
- All non-spool bearings feature FULL grease pack for maximum longevity.
- Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing.
- SE reels have a yellowfin tuna etched into the side plate to further distinguish them from the Golds.
- Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between the spool and cross bars.
- Larger Handles, MK-8/10/15 reels will feature MK-20 size handle knobs for greater leverage.
- Larger Handles, MK 20/30 reels use the 50 size arm and knobs.
- New LOWER GEARING on the 20/30 size - 1.3:1!!!

And, for folks who own current Gold series reels you have not been forgotten. If you'd like any of the modifications mentioned above, the folks at Okuma will update your reel for $29-59 depending upon what you'd like done.

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. 479.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. 479.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. 499.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/80# 4.3:1 & 1.3:1   44-lbs 32-lbs 42 oz.est. 559.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. 559.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. 579.99
MK-50II SEa
 
4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. 619.99
NEW MODEL
MK-50WII SEa
4BB+1TB 840/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 11.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. $649.99
NEW MODEL
MK-80WII SEa
4BB+1TB 700/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 37.8" & 11.3" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. $889.99
NEW MODEL
MK-130WII SEa
6BB+1TB 1600/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 39.8" & 21.3" 105-lbs 75-lbs 165 oz. $1199.99

*When packed using the Omega winder rather than Triangle

 

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Color Reels are now available in Gunmetal or SILVER!
(10, 16, 20, 30, 50 - Silver - other models only in Gunmetal)

FREE MONO Spooling & FREE Super BRAID Spooling

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards

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Okuma Andros Series A 2 Speeds
New Product Introduction - FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!

We've now received Andros 5NII, 5II and 12 AND 16 size reels. The 12S has been delayed by the manufacturer, probably arriving towards the end of 2015. The previous model Andros 2 speeds were superb, I well know having purchased both the 5 and 5N myself. I fished the crap out of 'em over the past 2 or 3 years, they were my go to reels for their line class - fishing these for 20-40 lb test lines (40-50 lb braid as backing). The new reels go my own previous generation reels a few steps better, pricing dropped, cosmetics in my mind improved, construction got beefed up a bit, oh, did I mention the price dropped. The first one I bought cost $399...the new ones $319! No buyers remorse here, I love those reels, but no doubt the new versions are even better. The new 12 and 16 sizes have not arrived yet, but we'll post those anyway so folks can get a jump on delivery.
(Note, we always use our own images with very few exceptions, confirming that we actually stock the products represented and have them here unlike some folks on the 'net...we're showing the 5's, those arrived - we are waiting for delivery of the 12S and 16 sizes).

NOTE: The Andros 12S IS not available. We do not have a FIRM date on when the piece will be available, it's been delayed by the manufacturer. Best guess is early 2016...hoping for March...

FROM A CLIENT
Subject:
Okuma Andros reel used on Polaris Supreme 5 day last week
8/8/2013

Hey, thanks for setting me up with a great reel.  It seemed too tiny to do what it did, and did it well.  We were into Bluefin over 60# and it never balked.  I checked the drag each evening and it stayed close, fricking amazing for what looks like a fresh water bass reel.  I fully expected it to fail under the conditions we were in (and with a 50/40 set up getting used hard).  Maybe that company has stepped up design and quality control.Also, thanks for the freebee package you sent to my dad (John Costello).  He caught the #2 and #3 fish on the same reel.
Mark

 


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Andros Series Reels Feature

bulletRigid1-piece frame and left sideplate construction
bullet6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and sideplates
bulletCold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
bulletCRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
bullet6 corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
bulletExternal adjustable cast control system
bulletStainless steel ratchet drag lever for precise drag settings
bulletErgo Grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
bulletOne screw right sideplate take down for easy internal access
bullet17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing 
bulletSilent retrieve system for ultimate cranking smoothness
bulletCarbonite Dual Force Drag System with Cal's drag grease
bulletAll models feature an anodized aluminum gear shifter housing
bulletIntegrated recessed reel foot design for low profile rod fit
bulletLug and plug system on 12 and 16 size
bulletAll models feature durable Ergo grip handle knobs
bulletBacked by a 3-year warranty

 

MODEL GEARING BEARINGS LINE RETRIEVE
INCHES
MONO CAPACITY
YARDS
TYPICAL BRAID
RIGGING
MAX DRAG @STRIKE
LBS
MAX DRAG @FULL
LBS
PRICE
5NII 6.4 & 3.8:1 6 42.1 & 24.8 300 OF 15# 300 40# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 20-30# 15 24 $319.99
5II 6.4 & 3.8:1 6 42.1 & 24.8 340 OF 20# 300 50# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 30-40# 15 24 $319.99
12II 4.7 & 2.1:1 6 35.4 & 15.7 320 OF 30# 300 60# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40-50# 27 34 $369.99
12SII 6.4 & 2.1:1 6 48.4 & 15.7 320 OF 30# 300 60# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40-50# 27 34 $369.99
16II 4.3 & 1.3:1 6 39.3 & 11.9 500 OF 30# 300 80# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 50-60# 27 48 $389.99
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- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

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Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$18.00
per 100 yards
 

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Andros 5 & 5N

The small Andros two speed offers a compact design similar in size to an Avet MXL (a tad narrower and smaller). This is another powerhouse of a reel, robust, high drag capability, smooth shifting leverdrag. The Andros is made for fishing 15-40# line, and doing so very well. For 2013 Okuma introduced the 5N, a narrower version of this excellent reel. FOR 2015 THE 2 SPEEDS WERE REPLACED WITH NEW MODELS, THE SINGLE SPEEDS REMAIN THE SAME.

The New single speed models cover the same performance levels, with only the higher gear - no low gear option. They also do away with the cast control feature. The single speeds have a blue spool and minor cosmetic differences, but basically they are the same reel less the push button low gear and mag cast dial. Casting performance, corrosion resistance matches up 100% in use.

 

Model Bearings Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
A-5S 6BB+1RB 620/12, 430/15, 340/20 6.4:1 42.1" 24-lbs 15-lbs 14 oz $289.99
A-5NS 6BB+1RB 350/15, 280/20
est.
6.4:1 42.1" 24-lbs 15-lbs 13.4 oz $289.99
Spooling Suggestions: Lots of ways to put this reel to use, my favorite for fishing bait is to run a short leader or simply a 25 yard spool of Seaguar Premier into hollow braid, knotless style (20-40# would be the range I'd fish the reels - with 30-40 my own preference). For the 5II I'd suggest going with the 50# and for the 5NII run the 40# 16 Strand Toro Tamer Spliceable Hollow Core Super Braid. Going that route you'll have over 400 yards available of braid to keep your topper company. You can certainly go with "solid" and a knot, straight braid or straight mono... But, if you run the hollow with the in-line rigging you really have one stealthy rig that will cast beautifully and you will catch more fish, at least that's my feeling...and I own one.

Okuma will be making a cosmetic change to the Andros 2 speed lineup. The Single speed reels will not be changed for 2015/16, but the two speeds do have a new look.

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- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid MFG/Type
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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Solterra SLX Single & 2 Speeds
New Product Introduction!

Solterra Lever Drags 2016 INTRODUCTION
Single and Two Speed Reels

Well, here's another series of reels from Okuma that offer folks a very nice alternative, good quality at a very good price point. The Solterra line of lever drag reels are nothing less than a great value, coupled to a very strong performing reel. There are single speed and Two Speed reels in this line. Okuma introduced an update to these popular reels at ICAST 2015, which became available in 2016. The cosmetic upgrade was significant, the reels are much better looking. But, that's on the outside, inside they have done some updating as well. All in all, these are very nice reels, especially for the private boater who typically doubles up on the gear. Solterra models offer a one year parts and labor warranty.

 

Solterra SLX Series Reels Feature

 

Stainless steel main gears, pinion gears and shafts 
 
Single speed, High-speed and Two-speed models 
Durable corrosion-resistant frame & side plates 
Stainless steel reinforcing side plate rings 
Forged aluminum spool with line indicator rings 
Carbonite drag system with Cal’s universal drag grease 
2 thrust bearings reduce handle turning force by over 50%.
5BB+2TB stainless steel shielded bearings 20-50W models 
5BB+2TB+RB stainless steel shielded bearings 10/15 models
Double dog, silent anti-reverse on all models 
Dual anti-reverse system on all 10/15 sizes
Ratcheting drag lever for precise drag setting 
Stainless Steel Body Armor reduces frame flex 20-50W models 
T-Bar handle design on 50W-size 
Ergo Grip comfort handle on all 10 through 30 sizes
Low profile On/Off clicker with stainless steel wishbone 
Wide-mouth levelwind: Stainless steel with Ti coating “L” models
High Speed 6.2:1 gear ratios on SLX-10CS and SLX-15CS
Open top frame design on SLX-10CS and SLX-15CS
SLX lever drag reels are backed by a 1-year warranty

 
*\"CS\" in model number denotes High speed open top frame
*\"II\" in model number denotes two speed lever drag
*\"L\" in model number denotes levelwind reels 

 

 Not a bad range of features, and the pricing is extraordinary in terms of value.

Model Gear Ratio Weight Capacity
Mono
Max Drag @ strike w/freespool Max Drag @ fullw/freespool Price
High Speed Open Top Frame Reels
SLX-10CS 6:1 23 oz 380 yds 20# 15 lbs 22 lbs $129.99
SLX-15CS 6:1 24.6 310/30# 15 lbs 22 lbs $129.99
Levelwind Reels
SLX-10L 4.2:1 24.1 380/20# 15 lbs 22 lbs $149.99
SLX-15L 4.2:1 25.5 310/30# 15 lbs 22 lbs $149.99
SLX-20L 3.5:1 39.5 400/40# 26 lbs 33 lbs $194.99
Single Speed Lever Drag Reels (closed frame with top cross bar and harness lugs)
SLX-20 3.5:1 37.8 400/40# 26 lbs 33 lbs $159.99
SLX-30 3.5:1 38.5 400/50# 26 lbs 33 lbs $179.99
SLX-50W 3.1:1 51.0 600/60# 32 lbs 40 lbs $199.99
Two Speed Lever Drag (closed frame with top cross bar and harness lugs)
SLX-20II* 3.8 & 1.7:1 38.0 400/40# 26 lbs 33 lbs $219.99
SLX-30II 3.8 & 1.7:1 39.0 400/50# 26 lbs 33 lbs $239.99
SLX-50IIW 3.1 & 1.3:1 51.5 420/80# 32 lbs 40 lbs $299.99

 


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- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$18.00
per 100 yards
 

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Okuma Cortez - New 2016 Models

Here's a reel we first previewed well over a year ago, and have been waiting patiently ever since... Much like the Cedros star and lever drags, good things come when you wait 'em out. The new Cortez is an innovative reel, made with good materials, offering very good performance at a value conscious price. Much like Daiwa's Sealine it's going to prove itself a workhorse reel, a great reel for someone new to saltwater fishing. It's a very good balance of features, performance and value. The Cortez utilizes a corrosion resistant graphite frame and sideplates, with a machined aluminum anodized spool. The reel features a multi-disc Carbonite drag system, for very good stopping power. The star is made from strong forged steel, and the handle is made from anodized aluminum, and is swept inward in design to reduce wobble while cranking, and there's a soft grip handle that feels right in your hand. You've got 5 bearings to help the reel spin well on a cast. The Cortez has a dual anti reverse system, with both mechanical and roller bearing used in manufacture. The gears are oversized, so you've got some good cranking power despite the high gear ratio (that will help you get bit) of 6.2:1 (4.7 for the 55 size). The gears are self lubricating and the Cortez series reels offer a 1 year manufacturers warranty. Not a bad combination of features, and the price isn't half bad either at $149! Oh, did I mention, the reel has MAGNETIC CAST CONTROL, TOO!!! (note the dial on the sideplate for all but the LARGE 55 size)

 

 

Model Bearings Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag Weight Price
CZ-5CSa 4BB+1RB 270/20# 6.2:1 est 36" 15LB 15.6 oz $149.99
CZ-10CSa 4BB+1RB 350/20# 6.2:1 43" 18LB 17.6 oz $149.99
CZ-12CSa 4BB+1RB 300/30# 6.2:1 43" 18LB 18.4 oz $149.99
CZ-55Wa 4BB+1RB 400/50# 4.7:1 40.7" 18LB 28.3 oz $229.99
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