Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Let's talk about value. The next generation Helios by Okuma expands on the reputation of the original reel

that I reviewed for BassResource several years ago. Great right out of the box, but even better after years

of hard fishing. My expectations for the Helios SX HSX-273V are very high indeed.

https://www.bassresource.com/fishing_lures/okuma-helios-reel-rod.html 

 

With a gear ratio of 7.3:1, line retrieve is 31.5 IPT and line capacity is 130 yards with standard fluorocarbon,

monofilament or copolymer.  Weighing in at only 6.1 ounces, the Helios offers a maximum drag of 14 pounds

which is about 10 pounds more than I would ever use! The engineering has produced a reel that qualifies for 

a variety of applications. I have mine saddled up to Batson Immortal custom build by ghoti.  This particular rig

is a dedicated jerkbait set-up, but on another rod the Helios would be ideal for jigs and soft plastics, too.

 

I am heading to Pickwick Lake for three days on the river with my brother. We will be targeting smallmouth

exclusively. I hope to follow up this little piece with a picture of a monster that my brother is going to catch!

It's PrimeTime in this neck of the woods so I plan to give my new reel a work out.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎11‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 9:57 AM, roadwarrior said:

Let's talk about value. The next generation Helios by Okuma expands on the reputation of the original reel

that I reviewed for BassResource several years ago. Great right out of the box, but even better after years

of hard fishing. My expectations for the Helios SX HSX-273V are very high indeed.

https://www.bassresource.com/fishing_lures/okuma-helios-reel-rod.html 

 

With a gear ratio of 7.3:1, line retrieve is 31.5 IPT and line capacity is 130 yards with standard fluorocarbon,

monofilament or copolymer.  Weighing in at only 6.1 ounces, the Helios offers a maximum drag of 14 pounds

which is about 10 pounds more than I would ever use! The engineering has produced a reel that qualifies for 

a variety of applications. I have mine saddled up to Batson Immortal custom build by ghoti.  This particular rig

is a dedicated jerkbait set-up, but on another rod the Helios would be ideal for jigs and soft plastics, too.

 

I am heading to Pickwick Lake for three days on the river with my brother. We will be targeting smallmouth

exclusively. I hope to follow up this little piece with a picture of a monster that my brother is going to catch!

It's PrimeTime in this neck of the woods so I plan to give my new reel a work out.

 

Look forward to hearing how the fishing trip went and how the reel performed. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How you guys whack a few big-smallies. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, we got into some numbers. My brother caught a 7 lb largemouth on his second cast!  We caught 

42 smallmouth, but failed to land three MONSTERS. Several jumps including one right next to the boat

for my brother. 

 

The Helios performed flawlessly. I am VERY impressed.

 

:fishing-026:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fished Tuesday and Wednesday. Started off with my buddy landing a Personal Best late Tuesday.

The next morning he upped his PB with a 6 1/2-7 lb piggy!  We caught 22 fish in total, 6 over 5 lbs.

A bonus fish was a 10 lb+ buffalo.

 

I fished a Rage Tail Menace on the Helios/ G.Loomis MBR 842C and 10lb Tatsu.  That's the Dream Team.

 

:love-093: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×