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2016 Product Introductions - New Saltwater Oriented Low Profile
Baitcast Reels - with a new model added in 2018, the KDS 273
The new Komodo reels take off where the
previous series left off, and takes these wonderful reels to a new
level of performance, as well as a new size! There are some big
improvements over other manufacturers designs, no aluminum gears
here, the Komodo SS series offers stainless steel main and pinion
gears! BIG, STRONG and durable gears unlike some other
non-mentionable competitor, and the drive and spool shafts are made
from stainless steel, too! The frame is made from diecast aluminum,
as are the sideplates. The new reels have a corrosion resistant
finish, machined aluminum, anodized spool with multi disc high
output Carbonite drag washers. The star has a multi click feature
for precise drag settings. Two basic sizes, 350 and 450, with 6 + 1
corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings on the smaller model
and 7+1 on the big brother. At ICAST 2018 Okuma showed off their
newest smaller sized KDS 273. The spool bearings are Japanese ABEC
5's, dual anti-reverse for maximum reliability. You have a 6 pin
velocity control casting system (brake), synchronized levelwind which
is optimized for braided line, Zirconium line guide inserts for
added security and long term performance with braided lines. And,
the reels have CLICKERS!
Oh, did I mention the warranty?
PARTS AND LABOR!
The new Komodo's are well built, and the
manufacturer knows it - and backs it up with the best warranty in
the business. Priced from $219 to $269, Okuma has another pair of
winners for your fishing enjoyment!
Komodo 273, 364P &
471 pictured above
The Komodo reels are also
available with power handle -
pictured lefty version 364
and 463 LPX below
You might be asking, how are the
new reels are performing? Picture above provides a good
answer with this lucky angler
taking a very nice wahoo on a new 400 series Komodo and
United Composites Swimbait
Finatic rod. Congrats Sonny!
KDS-273 - new for 2019
220 YDS 20#
POWER HANDLE MODELS
220 YDS 20#
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE
POWER HANDLE MODELS
Want to run a Komodo
on a deckhand style rod? Hard to do without a reel
clamp which these reels do not offer. But, we do
have a solution for you. Check the bottom of this
page for a fix.
MONO, REDUCED PRICE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING & FREE SHIPPING!
Metaloid Round Baitcast ICAST 2016 Introduction
introduced a new Metaloid Round Baitcaster at ICAST 2016. The old
Cedros reel, similar round baitcaster was sadly discontinued the
previous year. That reel had been a nice alternative to the low
profile style levelwind, the new Metaloid picks up where that piece
left off. The Metaloid offers performance beyond the older reel.
Nice to have this option in their line of reels! The new reel offers
a strong aluminum, black anodized frame which is ported to reduce
weight. Aluminum machined sideplates offer long term performance,
again black anodized for protection from saltwater electrolysis.
There's a multi-disc Carbonite drag system, micro click ratcheting
star drag for precise settings. The reel has a dual anti0-reverse,
four ball bearings and one roller bearing, all stainless steel drive
system. Precision machine cut brass main and pinion gears with a 6
pin velocity control casting system. The levelwind is synchronized,
offering optimum performance with braided lines. The reel also has a
clicker! These new reels are backed by a 1 year limited warranty and
offer anglers an exceptional value.
MAX DRAG PRESSURE
23" PER CRANK
A6061 T6 Machined Aluminum frame and sideplates - Anodized
for corrosion protection Machined Aluminum Anodized spool Multi-disc Carbonite Drag system Ratcheting multi-click star drag Clicker for bait and trolling use Velocity cast control, adjustable 6 pin Synchronized levelwind Zirconium line guide insert for braided lines Brass gears & stainless steel bearing drive system
2017 release of the ALC MAG will appeal to anglers seeking a
compact and light star drag reel for inshore and light offshore
applications. I'm thinking that some of our salmon guys will
appreciate this piece. Size-wise, the reel reminds me quite a bit of
Penn's old International 975. It's an interesting reel, a lot of
features for the price. But, there are a few points to bring up that
may narrow the reel's acceptance by some of the more fucused
anglers. While the reel offers a mag cast control, on the surface it
does not seem to offer quite enough freespool to warrant that
feature's inclusion. I look at the piece as a great inshore troller,
vertical dropper, with secondary casting applications. Might change
that opinion once I fish the piece, but my take at first look is
that it's a dandy general purpose reel but not a preferred piece for
those seeking a long distance caster. Then again, at $150 it's more
than worthy of some serious consideration.
2BB + 1 RB
230 yds 15# 190 yds 20 lb
Features: -Injected carbon left and right sideplates for reduced weight. -Machined aluminum frame for precise alignment. -Machine cut brass main gear for durability and smoothness. -Multi-disc Carbonite drag washers -Corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings. -External adjustable magnetic cast control system. -Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability. -Machined aluminum anodized spool. -Corrosion-resistant coating process. -Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble. -Drop down gear box for maximum gear sizing. -Self-lubricating gear system for maximum heat dissipation. -1 year warranty
Duran Fishing Products
2019 New Product Introduction
Here we go again...
of the funnest aspects to running this business is working with new
manufacturers on the way up. Duran Fishing Products is a great
example, a small machining company with some very good creative
ideas. The DFP Standard Clamp is their first product, and they
have another one coming soon. For those of us who have bought
or wanted to buy one of the newer low profile baitcasters, like
Okuma's Komodo, Daiwa Lexa, or some other nameless bike
manufacturers large baitcasters, the reel's design leaves out
something that most of us want to have - a reel clamp. It's a
profound positive, a requirement, when we fish heavier line tests,
and these new designed baitcasters with series drag capability are
made to fish heavy. They beg for a clamp, but it's not available
from the reel's manufactuer.
As the line test increases, a clamp becomes more necessary. Many of
us have seen what happens when a reel flies off a reel seat and
breaks rod guides on it's way to the deep...
A reel clamp is
mandatory, not optional, should you wish to put one of these reels
on a deckhand style rod.
Every manufacturer missed this key angler need, but
there were a few firms that ran with the ball, at lest for a while.
Daiwa had a $55 clamp assembly, but they discontinued it. Tiburon
has one, but it's only good on model of a particular manufacturers
reel - isn't universal and won't work on lefty reels. This is
something different. The Duran clamp is made to fit well over 40
In the past there have been several manufacturers
who have come to market wih a clamp assembly for use with these new
reels, but they've not been compatible across the different reels.
What worked for a Lexa would not work on a a Tranx or Komodo. And,
to further complicate things, what worked on a right hand retrieve
reel would NOT work on a lefty. Ed Duran, the fellow beind these
products, solved all those issues. As you can see from the image
below, we set up a Lexa 400 lefty with the clamp, works just fine as
does the right hand retrieve version.
This patent pending clamp
is the most versatile clamping system on the
market. It will fit OVER 40 different reels! All
components of the DFP Clamp are precision CNC
machined out of aircraft grade billet 6061
aluminum, making the single frame design strong
and sturdy. All components contain 3D machined
surfaces that allow for more contact with the
reel foot and rod, providing stronger clamping
force. The anodized finish provides resitance to
wear and the harsh effects of saltwater, and
they look great, too. Even with reels that offer
a clamp, you may find yourself running this
clamp assembly instead given the way it holds
your reel onto the rod. In terms of
compatibility, this new design clamp will fit
shimano Tranx 400/500, Daiwa Lexa 400, Okuma
Komodo 400 series, Torium 14-40, Penn Fathoms,
Avet LX/JX/HX, Daiwa Saltist and Saltiga...and
The DFP Standard
will fit the vast majority of rods on the market, however if you
have an old-school FAT rod, say a Seeker 6480 or an Ulua, you'l need
a larger sized clamp. Don't worry, machining has been completed, a
larger size is coming soon. But, that's a limited application piece,
if your rod is fat you'd need it, otherwise don't go that direction
because it's compatibility is more limited. We'll have these
available in a month or so if you need. But, for now, let's rejoice
in what we have! We've been looking long and hard for something like
this with more compatibility between manufacturers, and we're glad
to say we found it in Ed Duran's new DFP Clamp.
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