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#11351448 - 01/17/16 09:05 AM Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels
IKELEVI Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 186
Loc: Lavon, Tx
Anyone own or tried these? Dicks has them marked down right now.

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#11351461 - 01/17/16 09:17 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
The salt water reels are high quality for sure.

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#11351549 - 01/17/16 09:59 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
gatoreyes Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 427
Loc: Keller, TX
For what it's worth, the finish on my spinning reel has not been durable.

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#11351571 - 01/17/16 10:06 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
buggsboy Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 224
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
My reel repair guy went completely through a couple of different models of Okuma baitcasters when they first came out, and gave them two thumbs up as far as quality of parts and build. I have no idea how they fish.

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#11351576 - 01/17/16 10:08 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1627
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Cabelas sells Okuma baitcast reels with their own branding as the Cabelas Verano. (You can look at them and tell, and the specs appear identical.) I just noticed them in the Cabelas Bargain Cave last night for $99.99. The new year models are coming, so they are going to be clearing out the "old".....

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#11351613 - 01/17/16 10:36 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
FMJshooter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I bought my father in law a $60 sale price one for his first baitcaster and was very impressed with it. extremely smooth and casts as good as the revos, citicas and Lews. Haven't pulled one apart to check out the guts yet though.


Edited by FMJshooter (01/17/16 10:37 AM)

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#11351709 - 01/17/16 11:57 AM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
CAbaylor2014 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 324
Loc: Waco, TX
Wish you were closer to Austin, I would let you try some out. I have about a dozen of the Helios Air reels, several of the original Helios reels, a couple Komodo, two CTX, and another 8 of their helios spinning reels... needless to day I love them.

I think the quality is just as good as brands like Shimano or Abu, and the price is a heck of a lot better.
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#11352017 - 01/17/16 04:00 PM Re: Opinions on Okuma Baitcasting Reels [Re: IKELEVI]
IKELEVI Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 186
Loc: Lavon, Tx
Thanks everyone, I appreciate it!

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