Product Review                  

Week of January 13, 2014

Okuma Rods, Reels

 

 

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Okuma Komodo 350 Low-Profile Baitcast Reels
Give Big Fish Anglers Something to cheer about

To maximize success on trophy bass, stripers, musky, salmon and a host of inshore species, it takes strength, line capacity and a powerful drag system. Anglers will receive all the necessary components in all-new Komodo 350 low-profile baitcast reel, with available handle configurations and gear ratios to custom tailor the reels to suit all presentations.

 

Line capacity of the Komodo and Citrix 350 includes 230 yds of 14 lb mono. Maximizing the opportunity provided by substantial line capacity is a Carbonite and stainless steel drag system that outputs 25-pounds of maximum drag.

 

The Komodo's main gear, pinion gear and drive shaft are constructed from stainless steel for incredible strength. The Komodo, frame, spool and frame and handle-side side plate are all aluminum for superior strength and long-term alignment of internal parts.

 

The Komodo is a 10-bearing plus roller bearing system, features an internally adjustable centrifugal cast control system and dual anti-reverse systems for rock solid hooksets. The Komodo is available in right- and left-hand retrieve, features a 6.4:1 gear ratio and is available with either a double paddle handle or single power handle.

 

About $219.99

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Okuma Custom Cedros Downrigger/Mooching Rods

Supports The Golden Gate Salmon Association
Okuma Fishing Tackle is proud to support the Golden Gate Salmon Association, making a cash donation on the sale of every new Cedros cn CT 801l, Ml, M and MH rod.


These Cedros rod models were custom designed for Northern California down rigger and mooching salmon fisheries. The Cedros salmon rods were constructed to the exact specifications of top anglers in the territory. The blanks are rolled from incredibly durable E-glass. The guide system includes ALPS high-rise 316 stainless steel guide frames with Zirconium inserts for exceptional corrosion-resistance and braided line compatibility.

 

The handle systems include a ribbed fore grip for confident handling in cold and wet conditions. The triangular reel seats are.machined from aluminum and two-tone anodized for saltwater use. With moderate actions, Cedros salmon rods allow salmon to achieve a firm hold of trolled or mooched baits before the fish feels resistance and the hook is driven solidly home.

 

Choose from four available rod powers, all in 8-foot lengths and one-piece build. Salmon as a species are fairly straightforward. Provide them cold, clean water and rivers in which to spawn and they can in turn deliver a vibrant fishing economy and wonderful
memories for anglers
. Okuma Fishing Tackle is excited to join the efforts of the Golden Gate Salmon Association to maintain salmon runs and the salmon economy.

 

Cedros salmon rods are backed by the Okuma Lifetime Limited Warranty.

 

About $144.95

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Okuma Battle Cat Rods

Take Catfishing to the Next Level

Catfish, like largemouth bass, are one of the most available, most heavily fished species in the United States. And also like largemouth, catfish are fished as casually as a child on a dock, all the way to true professionals who take the results of everyday on the water intensely seriously. New Okuma Battle Cat rods deliver on the needs of anglers who approach trophy catfish with uncommon intensity.

 

At the core of Battle Cat rods are an all-business E-glass rod blank for incredible power and durability that's rated for
casting of up to 8-ounces of weight
. The guide system is comprised of double foot welded stainless steel guides, again for unrelenting strength. The custom handle system is designed for big fish anglers. The fore grip is comfortable
EVA that's edge-protected by composite cork caps. The rea
r grip is full cork to reduce binding in rod holders when under heavy stress.

 

Both Battle Cat rods feature a non-skid rubber gimbal for comfort and utility within a wide range of applications. Oversized aluminum hoods over a graphite pipe reel seat ensure a secure hold of reels.

 

For the angler that follows the best bites, Battle Cat rods are constructed in two pieces utilizing a blade into handle connection that delivers a one-piece feel and performance. For night anglers, the rod tips are wrapped with fluorescent orange for easy strike detection. Battle Cat rods include two models, The BC-C-762H is 7'6" in length and the BC-C-802H is 8-feet
in length.

 

Both rods are rated for 15-60 lb line and come complete with the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty.

 

About $114.95

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Okuma Cold Water Rods

Advance the role of the Downrigger Rod

Every year the goal of Okuma Fishing Tackle is to advance the fishing experience. To date, the primary design component of down rigger rods has been durability, often at the expense of responsiveness and sensitivity in the hand. All-new Cold Water rods advance the down rigger rod with graphite construction that not only delivers through the hook set, but also makes fighting fish a far more rewarding experience.

 

Cold Water rods begin with 24-Ton carbon fiber rod blanks. Extremely durable, the material makes possible small diameters and more responsive rods through which the full fish-fighting experience is enjoyed. As many as twelve low- profile stainless steel guides minimize rod twist and positively control line flow. The handle systems include comfortable and supremely light EVA grips fore and rear with cushioned stainless steel hooded reel seats.

 

Ten all-new models emphasize salmon, steelhead and lake trout, including technique-specific actions for down riggers, planer boards and Dipsy divers. Rod lengths span from 7 to 10.5' with medium, medium-heavy and heavy powers. Cold Water rods are finished in a beautiful pearlescent white with ice blue graphics.

 

Backed by the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

About $109.99

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Okuma Citrix 350 Low-Profile Baitcast Reels

To maximize success on trophy bass, stripers, musky, salmon and a host of inshore species, it takes strength, line capacity and a powerful drag system. Anglers will receive all the necessary components in all-new Citrix 350 low-profile baitcast reel, with available handle configurations and gear ratios to custom tailor the reels to suit all presentations.

 

Line capacity of the Citrix 350 includes 230-yards of 14-pound monofilament. Maximizing the opportunity provided by substantial line capacity is a Carbonite and stainless steel drag system that outputs 25-pounds of maximum drag.  The main gear and pinion gear in the Citrix is Dura Brass for exceptional smoothness while retaining the stainless steel spool shaft. The frame, spool and handle-side side plate are all aluminum for superior strength and long-term alignment of internal parts.

 

The Citrix is a 7-bearing plus roller bearing system and features an internally adjustable centrifugal cast control system and dual anti-reverse systems for rock solid hooksets.

 

The Citrix 350 is available in right- and left-hand retrieve and features either a high-speed 6:4:1 or incredibly powerful 5.4:1. Because angler applications for such versatile reels will vary dramatically, the Citrix 350 is available with either a double paddle handle or single power handle.

 

About $169.99

 

sales@okumafishing.com     www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Andros Big Fish Baitcast Reels

Now Available In Single Speed

The Okuma Andros two-speed reels were the first designed and constructed from the ground up specifically for 50-pound braided line in big game applications. Their advanced construction continues to grow fans in awe of the power available from such a small platform. New Andros single speed reels make Andros technology more accessible to anglers, and with the addition of a roller bearing for instant anti-reverse; the reel becomes a pure jigging performer.

 

Andros single speed reels feature a high-speed 6.4:1 gear ratio. The internal components include 17-4 grade stainless
steel helical cut gearing, six ABEC-5 rated Japanese ball bearings, full aluminum frame, side plates and handle system
and a powerful Carbonite drag system delivering a maximum drag of 24-pounds with complete freespool
. The size 5 holds
over 400-yards of 50-pound braided l
ine while the narrow version, Andros A-5NS, holds 300-yards of 50-pound braid.

 

With dual anti-reverse that includes mechanical and roller bearing systems, the Andros single speed eliminates all handle back play, an especially important feature for those fishing high- speed vertical jigs. For the most common grade of offshore fish anglers commonly encounter, Andros single speed reels provide all the cranking power anglers will ever need.

 

Andros single speeds make cutting-edge technology and premium materials more accessible than ever before, and are backed by the Okuma 3-Year Limited Warranty.

 

About $289.99

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

Okuma Makiara Reels

Now Available With Tournament Drag Cam

Okuma Makaira big game reels have redefined angling with refined, yet absolutely authoritative stopping power. With a focus on their namesake blue marlin, giant tuna and deep water leviathans, the drag output of Makaira reels reach up to 70-pounds of maximum drag with complete freespool. Now providing the ultimate solution for IGFA and light line tournament anglers, Makaira reels are now available with factory installed Tournament Drag Cams.

 

Within standard Makaira reels, achieving the high-end drag outputs means the internal drag cam must have a steep curve, quickly escalating drag pressure over a short area. It's amazingly powerful, but lacks the precision that IGFA anglers require to take light lines right to the edge of their breaking point. The Okuma Tournament Drag Cam solves the issue.


Delivering lower maximum drag outputs, the Tournament Drag Cam delivers a precise drag curve that increases pressure with supreme smoothness and consistency. Not just for IGFA and Tournament anglers, most recreational fishermen will appreciate the day-in and day-out ease of use that Tournament Drag Cam equipped Makairas deliver when fishing the most commonly
encountered game fish.

 

Swapping of the drag cam on Makaira reels is simple. Current Makaira owners can purchase the Tournament Drag Cam as an accessory for $25 to $30, based upon size, and have a reel with two distinct sets of capabilities. For those anglers with precise needs, Makaira reels are available to tackle shops with either drag cam factory installed.

 

About $25.00-30.00 per accessory

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862    

 

 

 

sales@okumafishing.com    www.okumafishing.com

 

800-GO-OKUMA, 800-466-5862

 

For us at Okuma Fishing Tackle, fishing is a life-long adventure. Collectively, none of us fish as often, catch as many, or are as consistently successful as we would like, and thankfully so. Fishing is not a destination; it's an endless pursuit that begins long before we ever get to the water. The anticipation of the next opportunity is as valuable as the time spent on the water.

At Okuma, we craft the tools for the journey. From entry-level through expert, every rod and reel is constructed not only to execute, but also to excite, energize and exhilarate. From feeling the tap, tap, tap of a drift rig searching its way along the bottom of a steelhead stream, to turning a lifeless lead jig into a fleeing bait-fish in the salt, every cast, crank, bobber down and hookup are the rich details of the journey.

Our singular goal is to advance the experience; to extract more from every day on the water. We pursue that goal through the development of forward-thinking materials like C-40X long carbon fiber framing in the all-new Helios and RTX spinning reels.We inspire action with a new line of Cruz popping rods. And we make these experiences accessible to everyone with right and left hand designs like new Cold Water premium line counter reels.

As we look across the country, the road ahead is filled with tremendous opportunities and some truly exceptional fisheries. We look forward to sharing them with you.

Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation

 


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