OKUMA reels

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by NewbreedFishing, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. NewbreedFishing

    NewbreedFishing High Speed Angling

    I need to faze out some of my oldschool equip and am wondering what OGF members think of the Okuma stuff (mainly spinning).

    Experiences/flaws...lets here them.
  2. chaunc

    chaunc Staff Member

    Stay away from the tiny ultralites. They dont hold up well. I do a lot of jig fishing and the bail springs only last a couple seasons for me. I have 2 that have broken springs. They also have line twist problems because the spool is so small. The Avenger series is good. Light, smooth drag, and they come in sizes for any size fishing. The 15 and 20 are good for small jigs but they dont hold a lot of line. I prefer the 20's.
    I went to a new line of reels this season. Daiwa sweepfires. Got them here at the OGF store. Give em a look.