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Okuma reels

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#1 picketpin


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Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:56 PM

Hi guys any one here try the okama rells and how did you like it .looking for a couple of backup reels for when on long fishing trips seems like a not bad price for their large arbour .Tight linesMIKE dunno.gif
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Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:23 AM

I own a few different Okuma's they are a very good reel for the price. Currently i have a couple of the Serrias and have never had a problem with them. For the inexpensive price you cant go wrong with them.


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Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:55 AM

I have an Okuma Integrity 7/8. Great drag! Handles salmon just fine.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 07:03 AM

I bought a graphite frame Okuma Airframe AF 7/9 to put on a 8 wt. rod that I use for hunting big trout. I wanted a reel with lots of backing. Reel works great; has a feature that "shuts" down the drag when reeling but engages when the line is pulled. I got a great price on it at www.troutlet.com after checking out several other reels and prices. Negative on the reel is that the drag wheel isn't secured so don't loosen it so much that that it falls off. However, wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Oh yes, a friend has three metal framed ones and likes them.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 11:41 AM

Hi guys well thanks for the info on okuma at those prices cant go wrong tight lines MIKE wink.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 06:09 PM

Good stuff and good price. I own 2 and would buy anothter
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Posted 20 January 2005 - 09:10 PM

Own two, love em. There are past reviews as well on this forum if you want to read them.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 03:05 PM

I've got a large arbor Okuma on an 8wt st criox,it handles lake Erie steelies, and a few big salmon just fine.
P.S. you will love the drag as much as the price.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:36 PM

I am looking for a reel myself and looked into these. Found a report about them being trout reels nothing more. Something about bearings being small or something like that. I am passing on it. Even though I know some guys that are happy with them. The reels are still brand new, they shouldnt have any problems. With that report I found made me wonder how long one would last. Well good luck on finding that perfect reel. Its tuff.