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One should always have an open mind when buying fishing gear(or anything for that matter) but I know of no on who owns an okuma reel. :blink:

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They're decent enough. The baitcasters are rebranded Pinnacles. Some of their conventional gear reminds me of Tica. They have a pretty big following in their spinning reels, especially among trout and river fishermen.

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One should always have an open mind when buying fishing gear(or anything for that matter) but I know of no on who owns an okuma reel. :blink:

I own two old aluminas. And have three of their spinning reels. They have all worked good for me. I dont really fish them anymore, since ive started useing curados now. But they arent half bad reels.

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They're decent enough. The baitcasters are rebranded Pinnacles. Some of their conventional gear reminds me of Tica. They have a pretty big following in their spinning reels, especially among trout and river fishermen.

Francho, Check out the specs on the Makaira Reel.About three years ago Okuma went out and hired two of the best reel engineers as consultants (one being Cal Sheets).The Makaira is what they came up with.

The big name angler's in tuna, swear this reel is the only reel you can take out of the box,not modify, and is ready to catch 250+ tuna.I'm sure you know it was a Cal Sheets modified Penn that caught that 405 pounder.

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Never heard of him. Tuna fishing is about as alien as anything here. Not much salt here in the Great Lakes. ;)

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Never heard of him. Tuna fishing is about as alien as anything here. Not much salt here in the Great Lakes. ;)

Cal's drag grease? Ring a bell?

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That rings a bell, I guess. Doesn't change my opinion of anything Okuma related.

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Francho, Check out the specs on the Makaira Reel.About three years ago Okuma went out and hired two of the best reel engineers as consultants (one being Cal Sheets).The Makaira is what they came up with.

The big name angler's in tuna, swear this reel is the only reel you can take out of the box,not modify, and is ready to catch 250+ tuna.I'm sure you know it was a Cal Sheets modified Penn that caught that 405 pounder.

Tiagra???

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One should always have an open mind when buying fishing gear(or anything for that matter) but I know of no on who owns an okuma reel. :blink:

If I'm not mistaken Fish Chris used to fish Okuma spinning and he catches decent fish.

I fish offshore with a couple of guys using Okuma spinning, not top of the line either, my guys being around 80 years old often just hand me the rod when they have a larger fish on, so I have personally handled fish up to 150# with them. The reels have performed well and probably as good as any other brand within the price range.

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If I'm not mistaken Fish Chris used to fish Okuma spinning and he catches decent fish.

I fish offshore with a couple of guys using Okuma spinning, not top of the line either, my guys being around 80 years old often just hand me the rod when they have a larger fish on, so I have personally handled fish up to 150# with them. The reels have performed well and probably as good as any other brand within the price range.

There isn't much saltwater offshore fishing in Ohio. B)

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There isn't much saltwater offshore fishing in Ohio. B)

Jaheff was making reference to tuna fishing.

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One should always have an open mind when buying fishing gear(or anything for that matter) but I know of no on who owns an okuma reel. :blink:

I haven't used any of their conventional gear, but I've used several of their fly reels (two Sierras, a Magnitude, three Airframes, and an Integrity) and have absolutely no complaints.

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In the past I have use the VS spinning reels. I found them to be very good reels. I still have them but don't use spinning gear much anymore. I know a bunch of the salt water guys around here that swear by there off shore stuff.

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Never heard of him. Tuna fishing is about as alien as anything here. Not much salt here in the Great Lakes. ;)

Anyone know how to contact Cal Sheets and see if he's heard of Francho? :huh:

I have one Okuma,the Serrano. It's a good reel. I'd be willing to try their new reels.

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I picked up a cayenne since they've been on sale. MSRP $139.99, got one for $69. Its a nice little reel and at least has me intrigued about their new stuff.

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If I'm not mistaken Fish Chris used to fish Okuma spinning and he catches decent fish.

I fish offshore with a couple of guys using Okuma spinning, not top of the line either, my guys being around 80 years old often just hand me the rod when they have a larger fish on, so I have personally handled fish up to 150# with them. The reels have performed well and probably as good as any other brand within the price range.

Yes, you are correct. Fish Chris does use them while catching those giant trophy bass.

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Yep. I was sponsored by Okuma for about 6 years. So of course, I've owned a BUNCH of Okuma's. Never had a single one actally fail on me. I wore several of them totally sloppy loose, tossed them in the can, and slapped on a new one.... But then in fairness, I've done the same thing with Daiwas and Shimano's.

Even though I'm not with Okuma anymore, and have no incentive to push them, I still just can't say anything bad about them.

Thanks to my Okuma's, I caught a TON of nice fish, from Bluegills, to Sturgeon, and just about everything in between.

Thank you Okuma :)

Fish

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I tried to get in on the recent curado 50e sale at ALF, but missed out. I ended up getting another cayenne at $69. If they came in a higher gear ratio I would order more.

After seeing what the new curados look like I might have to decide wether to get one of the new okumas or new curados.

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I have been using Okuma bass gear for a number of years. It is great equipment and a good value. Although I haven't fished with the Makeira, I can only assume that it is as well built as the rest of the gear. They stand behind their products, not too many companies offering big warranties on reels.

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I tried to get in on the recent curado 50e sale at ALF, but missed out. I ended up getting another cayenne at $69. If they came in a higher gear ratio I would order more.

After seeing what the new curados look like I might have to decide wether to get one of the new okumas or new curados.

Check out the Citrix, they come in a high speed and low speed model.

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