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    For Sale Two Okuma Andros 5iia

    Price drop to $150 each.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    The Tesoro handles fit with no issues or need of retro fit.
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    Okuma Komodo

    My apologies, I was thinking of it in reverse, as in backing off a drag while a fish is taking line.
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    Okuma Hawaiian Custom Rods

    I am actually considering these rods as walleye and channel cat rods with the option of traveling with them to Florida and using them to cast for jacks and snapper due too the 2-piece design. The specs seem perfect for what I really want.
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    Okuma Komodo

    If you are using a star drag low pro you can't tighten the drag while a fish is running in most cases.
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    Okuma Hawaiian Custom Rods

    I have to get them factory direct? BTW, have you had a chance to use any of these 9ft rods? How are they?
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    Okuma Komodo

    Why?
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    Okuma Hawaiian Custom Rods

    Okuma has these 9ft Hawaiian custom rods on their web site, when will they be available to buy?
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    Komodo SS fear engage problem

    Does the handle turn at all? When happens when you press down on the thumb bar? I am thinking the pinion gear and/or pinion gear engagement mechanism being out of place
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    For Sale Two Okuma Andros 5iia

    Price drop, $200 each shipped.
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    For Sale Two Okuma Andros 5iia

    They make great reels for flathead catfishing, but I I decided to move away from lever drags. The benefit of a lever drag is you have the ability to run a bait clicker in very heavy current with large live baits.
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    8 or 9 ft. 2 piece rod?

    You will enjoy using it. Mine goes with me everywhere. Biggest fish I caught on it was an 8ft nurse shark while fishing for snapper and grouper in Florida.
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    For Sale Two Okuma Andros 5iia

    Two Okuma Andros 5iia reels for sale. They are used with scratches, but in excellent mechanical condition. The reels will not come with the line. Boxes, paper work, rod set clamps are all included with the reels. Paypal only. Price is $225 each, shipping and paypal fees are included in the price.
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    For Sale Brand New Okuma Makaira 30000 and Brand New Avet SX Raptor

    Price drop to $800 for the brand new Okuma Makaira 30000. As a reminder, the reel comes with both the right and left side handles and is loaded with 750yds of new/never used Berkley Pro Spec 80lb test metered braid.
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    For Sale Brand New Okuma Makaira 30000 and Brand New Avet SX Raptor

    I really like the reel myself, the main reason I picked it up was for shark fishing, but the 2nd baby pretty much stopped any shark fishing for now.
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    Okuma Komodo

    Wow, that is mind blowing, do you get struck by lightning a lot as that kind of stuff just does't happen with Komodos. I have three that have been used and pushed beyond what most people would try doing with low profile reels in both freshwater and salt water. I have purposely tried breaking...
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    8 or 9 ft. 2 piece rod?

    Look up the Tackle Industries 9ft 2-piece musky rods. I use them for travel down to Florida and they work very well for just about everything, especially when it comes to working lures.
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    Okuma Komodo

    So, how long did it take for the issues to appear? Any indications that something was about to fail? What was happened that you think lead to sone kind of failure?
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    Okuma Komodo

    What do you mean both reels had drags that failed? The odds of two reels having the same failure is unlikely. How did you attach the braided line to the spool?
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    Tranx 400 throwing surface iron

    If you haven't used the Komodo 471SS you can be quite. Bench tested it to 38lbs actually. Used it while fighting sharks and rays with the star cranked as tight as possible. Didn't measure the drag, but it was enough to peel some 150lb plus rays up from the bottom after bringing them to a dead...
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    Okuma Spinning Reel recommendations

    Yes and no. The Makaira's drag functions simular to how a lever drag works. While it does not have a secondary drag for a bait clicker, the drag has both a preset dial and a primary drag. You preset your drag with the small knob then you can dial back your primary knob from zero to max and...
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    Tranx 400 throwing surface iron

    Your Komodo 471SS's don't have frames that flex, you should step up to those reels. They can handle the 30lbs of max drag with ease.
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    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Considering how much bang for your buck you can get if you catch a brand new Slammer 6500 for under $200, I would go that route. Those Slammer lll's are very solid reels all around.
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    For Sale Brand New Okuma Makaira 30000 and Brand New Avet SX Raptor

    The Okuma Makaira 30000 is brand new, I have both the left hand and right hand handles, box, reel cases, all paper work, sales receipt as well (for warranty purposes), and 750yds of brand new unused metered Berkley Pro Spec braid 80lb test. I am asking for $850 shipped, PayPal only. The...
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    Lexa 400HD or Tranx 400HG

    Should have just gotten yourself a Komodo 471SS, it is much stronger then the Lexa 400HD and the stainless steel does not stop at the main gear and pinion gear, the crank shaft and spool shaft are stainless too.
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    Komodo SS

    The Komodo 471 and 463 already have main gears bigger the the Tranx 500's main gears with a low gear in the 463/PG and high gear in the 471/HG. The only advantage the Tranx 500 had over the Komodos was just line capacity and a much longer power handle. Still, a 571SS with 500yds capacity of...
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    Will Avet Produce Single Speed Raptor?

    The G2's are really nice, used the SX G2 quite a bit, but I wouldn't run it at 20lbs of drag. When I look at drag numbers, I like to have at around 5lb to 10lb of drag cushion between the drag setting I am going to use on average compared to the max drag of the reel.
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    Will Avet Produce Single Speed Raptor?

    Yes, I do that with spinners already, why not with a conventional. Also, the SX and MX raptors don't have 35lbs of max drag, I believe it is 26lbs for the SX and 30lbs for the MXL. On top of that, if you are running an Avet at max drag settings you are asking for trouble, so realistically you...
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    Will Avet Produce Single Speed Raptor?

    Sometimes you want the drag without having to pay for the MC and 2-speed feature.
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    Will Avet Produce Single Speed Raptor?

    What are the chances that Avet would come out with a single speed Raptor line up with no MC?
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    New Penn 400 Baitcaster?

    That looks really ugly actually. But, I would love to see a matte black 400 or 500 sized low pro from Penn, it would be nice. As it stands, there are only two legit 400 size low profile reels out there right now, the Lexa 400 and Komodo 400 SS with the Komodo having better line capacity and...
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    New Penn 400 Baitcaster?

    I went from Lexa HD to Okuma Komodo, never looked back. But, if Penn came out with a legit 400 size low pro I would definitely give it a look.
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    Avet SX Raptor Free Spool

    I replied to your other thread. I think it is a combination of the drag design and MC mag.
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    SX Raptor bearing upgrade

    Do not buy a bearing kit.
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    SX Raptor bearing upgrade

    The issue is not the bearings, the bearings in the Avet Raptor spin like crazy when you actually have the spool outside the reel assembly. The diminished free spool I have seen occurs due to something else, whether it is the Magic Cast mags or the design of the drag system. But, bearings are...
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    Updates on Okuma Makaira 10000?

    When can we expect to receive these reels? I have one back ordered since December 2018.
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    Avet SX Raptor Free Spool

    I am going to get some line on the reel and see what it can do.
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    Avet SX Raptor Free Spool

    That isn't the issue. Been using Avets for years, but this is the first SX Raptor.
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    Avet SX Raptor Free Spool

    Is a 3 sec to 5 sec normal for the SX Raptor with MC in the lowest setting? Just seems oddly sluggish. Bearings are good and I oiled the spool shaft and bearings up really well.
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    Avet Star Drag

    :deadhorse
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    Where to buy terminal tackle?

    I am guessing that 96lbs is the working load, not the absolute tensile strength to failure, but honestly I don't know. Regardless, 96lbs of breaking strength is more then enough for any situation while shark fishing. Your drag setting for your reel will not even approach half that number. The...
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    line setup for 8 footers and under

    I was asking for it by using the word "set" and "circle hook" in the same sentance.:D
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    line setup for 8 footers and under

    When I refer to "setting a hook" in the context of circle hooks I am referring to just tightening down the line after the take to ensure the circle hook engages in the corner of the jaw. Not, the "set" you use when using J hooks. Yeah, that wouldn't work to well with a circle hook. LOL!
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    line setup for 8 footers and under

    I use a swivel to attach the mono abrasion leader to the bite leader. As long as you have enough room on your spool, yes you can wind on any amount and strength of mono you feel like using. I have wound 15ft of 400lb mono on one of my larger spinning reels before. You can use wire/cable or heavy...
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    line setup for 8 footers and under

    Learn how to tie the FG knot. It has yet to fail me. I have used the FG knot to tie 20lb braid to 30lb mono on up to 400lb mono to 65lb braid. No need for hollow core.
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    line setup for 8 footers and under

    I use an 8ft custom or a 7ft6in Okuma Makaira spinning rod paired too a Penn Slammer 8500lll or Penn Torque 9, however I jyst got a Okuma Makaira 30000 spinner. I either ran with solid braid; 600yds of 65lb Berkley Pro Spec/Sufix 832 or 475yds of 80lb Berkley Pro Spec/Sufix 832 on the 8500 or...
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    New star drag

    Avet could still chime in and clear the air.
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    New star drag

    I thought it was funny.
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    New star drag

    Am I the only one who thinks it is sadly ironic, yet kind of funny that an Accurate rep was the only rep with the decency to actually respond to this thread about the "non"-release of Avet's new star drag? The abject silence on Avets part is the only unprofessional and undecent thing I have...
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    Maybe they will paint it all black.:D
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    Hawaiian blue marlin on PENN Slammer III spinning reel

    The Penn Slammer 8500lll is a solid big game reel. Very powerful with great line capacity, yet it really doesn't feel that big.
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    Awesome catch!
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    That is what I have been hoping to come across.
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    I keep hunting for a pair of black torque 15s, but I can't find any anywhere.:(
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    I don't see how a gold reel is all that functional, if I can't bring myself to look at the reel, how will it function?:D
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    ANY THING NEW FROM PENN AT FRED HALL

    I thought everyone hated the gold because it is gaudy as heck.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    That is a really good thought provoking question.
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    New star drag

    So, no Avet star drag for another year?
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    Large spinning reel for sharks

    The rotor would not stay in one position with the bail flipped open.
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    Large spinning reel for sharks

    I wish other companies used the magnetic bail like that Cabo does. I think you will like the Cabo. Just be aware that the rotor brake isn't all that great if you are casting.
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    Tern or Tesoro

    The only star drag I have messed with to date with a longer free spool then the Tesoro has been the Fathoms, but only after purging all the grease out of the bearings.
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    Tern or Tesoro

    The free spool on the Tesoros is pretty sick if free spool is what you are looking for. I timed the free spool on my Tesoro 12 right out of the box and free spool lasted an entire minute. However, I can not speak for the Tern.
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    Large spinning reel for sharks

    The Cabo 120 is worth the extra $70 over the Boca. The Cabo 120 is a beast with its stainless steel gears and has that kill proof magnetic bail, but it is still a discontinued reel. I am going to steer you away from either reel and towards a Slammer. Line capacity wise it is just slightly under...
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    Just got a few Avet HXW raptors, need advise

    I know you plan on spooling up with hollow core, but figure this will give you some further perspective. My Avet HXW Raptor took 900yds of solid 80lb Berkley Pro Spec braid. The line breaks at 117lbs, it is an excellent option over using 100lb braid, especially from the line capacity...
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    Want to hear something sick? I tried max testing one of my 471SS's drags out the other week and I was hitting 35lbs. I ran through multiple pulls and there were no ill effects. I personally would not fish the reel that high, but I have used the reel at its near max of 30lbs to force large...
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    The reel comes with a proper power handle for a baitcaster. Take a look at what guys are upgrading the power handle too though, they are swaping out a baitcaster power handle for a power handle off conventional reel. That is a testament, in itself, to how strong the reel is as a baitcaster...
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    Komodo 471p loud casting

    I played around with two of my Komodos in order to see if I could reproduce a clicking sound on the left side. Try this... Take off the left side plate and remove the idler gear assembly from the left side plate. Inspect the teeth on the smaller gear for any debris or left over plastic...
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    Komodo 471p loud casting

    Once you get the issue figured out, these Komodos are awesome swimbait reels.
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    Komodo 471p loud casting

    The noise is not normal. I have 3 471SS's and they make no noise while casting. Without having the reel in front of me I can't be sure what is making that racket. I suggest sending the reel to Okuma, Komodos have a 3yr warranty so you should still be covered.
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    New star drag

    The Tesoro feels great in hands, highly refined, and is definitly a quality piece, but I was dismayed by the fact that Okuma tried to be to much like Shimano and Diawa with the design of the Tesoro. Okuma could have made the reel metal the whole way through, but they decided to design it like...
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    Antireverse bearing in single speed Andros but not two speeds???

    When I get a chance today I will sit down and open up one of my Andros 5ii's and let you know.
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    New star drag

    I agree. I am still waiting on my Okuma Makaira 10000 spinner and now I am hearing dates like June and July. Can't wait to get the reel and I bet it will blow all the competition out of the water, but the release was supposed to be last summer.
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    Problem with Daiwa Lexa HD series...also Daiwa service experience

    So a Tranx is perfect because it does not have stainless steel gears?:shake:
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    New star drag

    I am not worried about the release date. It is always better for a company to have all their ducks in a row leading up to the release, but how difficult is it to release a few more pictures and some specs?
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    New star drag

    Does Avet care so little that they intentionally choose to NOT provide any updates, new pictures, information, specs, etc...?
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    Yeap, I found the same thing. A Tesoro handle (the handles are the same on the 5, 10, and 12) and the screw from the Tesoro.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    I may just have to go the route of the cortez handle then. However, looking at the Tesoro handle, it should fit the Komodo without modification.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    What was the issue with it?
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    The Komodo's drag definitely holds up to long and hard running fish. I've caught an untold number of sharks and rays to 200lbs on the one 471SS I have been attempting to kill since I first bought it. I have three of them, but this one specific Komodo I have been using as much as possible...
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    In what quantifiable regard? Especially if other reels perform just as well or better, are just as durable or more durable (especially in the case of the Komodo), and cost less. If you just prefer Shimanos over all else, then I guess you would naturally want to justify the money you spent on a...
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    Service and Repairs

    I recall that Penn charged me about $20 to ship just one Penn Torque 9 that I had them repair under warrenty.
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    Service and Repairs

    Possible, but we are not talking about shipping one 10oz $150 reel. Total retail value for all for reels is nearly $2k.
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    Service and Repairs

    That he also sent in a Mak 10 and Mak 16 for service only. If he sent in all 4 reels to Okuma, the cost of shipping them back to him would easily be in the $50 plus dollar range if shipped properly; ie insured for full value.
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    Service and Repairs

    The two Makairas he sent in where sent in for maintence and general servicing, not warrenty work. The Andros 12 was the only reel the OP sent in for warrenty work and it would be covered under warrenty, Okuma would not have charged for warrenty work on the Andros 12.
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    Service and Repairs

    Seems like the obvious decision. I do not know why, but I have seen a lot of complaints this winter about reel service for Diawa, Shimano, Okuma, Penn, etc... on multiple different forums and websites. Seems everyone suddenly expects service, maintence, and shipping to be free. Saw a thread...
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    Service and Repairs

    Curious, where did you see Okuma say that service for the Makairas is free for the first 5 years? I do not know of any basic reel maintence and service that are included free of charge in any warranty program for any reel company. $90 for servicing then shipping two top tier lever drags seems...
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    Accurate Announces the Tern, the first TwinStarDrag reel

    Is there any plastic inside the Tern?
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    Okuma Surf Rig vs Massive GT Strike!

    A 6000 size Makaira would be awesome too see too. I am still waiting for my 10k to arrive in the mail.
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    Okuma Surf Rig vs Massive GT Strike!

    The Azores is a nice reel for sure, but I still want to see a spinning reel between the Azores and the Makaira from Okuma. I would love to see what Okuma could do along the lines of a Saragosa or a Slammer III.
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    Best Heavy Spinning 2 piece under 300

    A 50/50 split rod makes for a perfect travel rod and with current construction materials and technology available a 50/50 split rod capable of handling anything swimming is possible. 3-piece rods from Okuma and Fox have been designed to handle pelagics, how far fetched would a 2-piece 50/50 be...
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    Best Heavy Spinning 2 piece under 300

    What your are asking for is what the market is really lacking, heavy powered 2-piece travel capable rods for big fish using heavy tackle. I really wish there were some rods of this caliper in the 8ft and 9ft ranges with a 50/50 split. The closest I saw any rod or blank come to meeting this...
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    New star drag

    What kind of feature is that? :D
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    Confused by what this stripper is doing to my pole

    I agree, wind knots and tangles seem much less with the stripper guide reversed. The feet of the stripper guide do not get in the way of the fishing line as it collects at the face of the guide seems to be the reason why a reversed stripper guide is beneficial.
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    Confused by what this stripper is doing to my pole

    Okuma does this with all their spinning rods. It does not negatively effect performance, so no worries.
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    New star drag

    No more photo releases, specs, etc...?
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    New star drag

    Any more news about this star drag reel?
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    opinions on Metaloid 12ii

    600yds of 50lb Sufix 832.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    I am hoping to get some of the new komodo power handles once available.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    Interesting, I own three 471SS's and used to own an original 364 and I beat the crap out of all the reels and never experienced a single issue. When I sold the 364 this past summer it functioned better then new after 3yrs of heavy use. Wish I would have kept it though.
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    Not yet. Which size Komodo do you have?
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    Most Durable Low Profile Reel for Shallow Water Rockfishing?

    The Komodo reels are the most rugged and durable low pro reels I have used, the frames are very strong and you just can not beat an all stainless steel drive train. I like them better the the Lexas and Abus I have used, considered trying out the Tranx, but it really doesn't offer much in the...
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    CARRY YOUR ROD & REEL PORTABLE ROD RACK!

    I think I will get that thing, it looks great.
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    HEY SANTA! This is the new PENN reel I want under the tree this year.

    Something in the size class as the Tranx 500.
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    For Sale Avets, Penn, Abu Garica and Okuma Reels

    In case anyone was wondering, all prices are negotiable.
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    For Sale Avets, Penn, Abu Garica and Okuma Reels

    Sorry, I had to take the pictures with my phone first then I had to go back and edit the post from my desk top to get all the prices and info posted. I prefer typing from a keyboard vs a phone.
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    For Sale Avets, Penn, Abu Garica and Okuma Reels

    Avet HXW Raptor, excellent cosmetic condition, $400, comes with box, papers, and reel seat clamp. Does not come with the line. Avet SX G2, $200, good cosmetic condition with just a couple small scuffs on the top of the reel, comes with box, papers, and reel seat clamp. Line is 65lb test...
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    OKUMA ANDROS 12SIIA

    The Okuma Andros is made in Taiwan (where all Okuma's high end products are made), not China; that is a very big difference. I can not speak for your experiances, but my Andros reels have been flawless. The Tesoro 12 is solid, if you go that direction the reel is a good choice.
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    Komodo SS Users

    I am actually a big fan of the butt length, but I am on the taller side too, which makes a differance; you would laugh looking at my rods as many have custom extended butts. I haven't had an issue with the guides as of yet, but like you, I am not crazy about the guides. The owner, James, is...
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    You are right, the 2019 catalog shows the Komodo SS reels with the option for an extended power handle. I will be giving Okuma a call very soon!
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    You are looking at the wrong site, but try the numbers anglewood provided, the reps are easy to get in touch with and very helpful.
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    Komodo SS Users

    I pair my Komodo 471SS with a 2-piece 9ft Tackle Industries MH musky rod. It has a 50/50 split, casts 1oz-4oz with a sweet spot right around 3oz, it will fit in the overhead bin of any jet, and it balances with the Komodo perfectly. This combo goes with me everywhere and I have used it on nearly...
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    haw accurate are Okuma factory numbers?

    I like knowing my reels can function at their stated specs, like you, even if I don't always fish at those maximum settings. However, there have been times that I actually have fished those reels with the drag as tight as it would go.
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    Okuma's Blue Azores Spinning Reel For 2019!

    That reel sounds like a winner. The Azores was already a solid spinner for the price, this upgraded spinner should do quite well. However, I am most interested in seeing what these new rods will be like.
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    haw accurate are Okuma factory numbers?

    Yeah, I recall that thread. That was a very odd result you had with your reel, it would be interesting to take it apart and see what the cause may be. Your issues are what prompted me to test out my Komodos.
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    haw accurate are Okuma factory numbers?

    I can't speak for him, but my buddy and I tested all 3 of my Komodo 471SS's and found we were getting just over 30lbs of drag with each reel. It didn't surprise me as I have beaten and landed some real beasts on those reels.
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    haw accurate are Okuma factory numbers?

    Okuma is pretty accurate in how the rate their reel's drag capacity and line capacity. They stick mostly to showing line capacity based on mono and line diameter, they don't tell you the braided line capacity which I am fine with. Spooling braid can be extremely variable based on the skill and...
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    WTB Avet HXW Raptor in silver

    Ok sounds good, if it falls through and you want pictures just let me know.
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    WTB Avet HXW Raptor in silver

    I have a silver HXW Raptor, I have used it just a couple times. I still have the box and papers for it. $450 shipped. It also has about 750yds of Metered Berkley Pro Spec 80lb braid on it with room for a good top shot, if you want the line we can discuss further.
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    WTB looking for a quality spinning reel or combo

    I have a pair of Slammer 8500III's, both spooled with 475yds of 80lb Berkley Pro Spec. I can sell you one or both, $175 shipped each; boxes and papers included. I also have a 1st Gen Penn Torque 9 spooled with approx. 500yds of 80lb Berkley Pro Spec braid, $400 shipped with box and papers.
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    Lexa 300 issues

    The only reel issue I have ever had with any Lexa I have owned is the really noisy mag breaks which tend to screech on powerful casts.
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    Where to buy terminal tackle?

    Catch All Tackle
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    Unboxing- New Okuma Nomad Swimbait Travel Rod

    Actually, I did look at those Ulua rods and they look like a great option except for the length. Any rod that has a 50/50 split and is 9ft 6in or less with fit into the overhead bin of any jet airliner as a carry on item. I know you guys have the 3-piece Nomad big game travel rods, but 2-piece...
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    Avet reel models: seriously confused

    What are you trying to do with the reel?
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    Avet reel models: seriously confused

    It isn't that difficult. I actually like the specific and thourough system of labeling the reels.
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    Unboxing- New Okuma Nomad Swimbait Travel Rod

    Yes, how about that extended handle for the Komodo 463SS and 471SS? A longer arm will add so much more power to that reel. I need three handles. Oh, and some kind of x-heavy 2-piece 50/50 split 9ft shark rod with a 120lb line class rating for this Okuma Makaira 30000 of mine. You guys dropped...
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    Okuma Andros A Series A-12S..

    Picked up a Tesoro 12 last month, when I checked the free spool it runs for a full minute right out of the box. Makes me wonder how much faster the Tesoro 5 is with the smaller spool.
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    The net had a 45in diameter, a good portion is covered by the ray.:D Cool to think that these rays can easily get up to 8.5ft from wing tip to wing tip. These things burn drag too.
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    Komodo 450 vs Tranx 500

    I fish mostly freshwater so corrosion is not a big concern. But, when I due fish saltwater the Komodos get a lot of use and I haven't had any issues with corrosion yet, I just rinse the reels with freshwater each day. I just use 3n1 oil for the bearings and worm gear with a few drops here and...
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    Komodo 450 vs Tranx 500

    I saw the video, but what he said to do is nothing new if you already tune your reels. Removing grease from a levelwind worm gear on reels with non-disengaging levelwinds is the first thing I do on any reel with a non-disengaging levelwind. Honestly, in actual fishing conditions I get the same...
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    Okuma Komodo Braking System

    2 pins at most regardless of what I am casting or the conditions I am casting in, no more. Zero pins if I want maximum free spool. Educating your thumb is the best way to learn how to cast any baitcaster or conventional reel.
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    Okuma Komodo Braking System

    Correct, out is on and in is off. When the brake pin is in all the way you should feel a click which lets you know the pin is locked in the off position. I only ever run two brake pins at any given time.
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    Komodo 450 vs Tranx 500

    I think that is what Shimano wants. They keep you coming back again and again for high priced refined quality disposable gear.LOL Shimano is basically the Apple of fishing.
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    Okuma Komodo 400 size...

    I use my Komodo 471SS's mainly for freshwater fishing for flathead catfish and musky, but they always travel with me when I travel to saltwater. I am really not afraid to use the Komodo 471SS's for anything that swims inshore. I have the reels on 9ft Tackle Industries musky rods which function...
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    Komodo 450 vs Tranx 500

    The Komodo 471SS actually has a slightly larger main gear then the Tranx 500's. Still waiting on Okuma to bring out a longer power handle for the Komodo 463 and 471.
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    Komodo 450 vs Tranx 500

    As far as casting distance is concerned, I haven't noted a bit of significant difference between the Lexa 400HD and the Komodo 471SS using the same lines, same rods, same lures, same everything. I do like that the Komodo has centrifugal brakes rather then mag brakes, the Lexa's mag brakes tend...
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    New star drag

    When a reel's color is that freakin ugly, heck yeah! Plus, I don't want a bling reel that screams"steal me". Black is functional in that sense.
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    New star drag

    The gold color was hideous and is the very reason I will not buy a Torque. Just when I finally set myself up to purchase a pair of really nice star drags, Penn dropped the black Torque from the market.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    My best advice, if you can only get 20lbs drag, call Okuma up and they will make it right. It could be something as simple as to much grease.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I have 2 more komodos, I will test them as well just to see what the consistancy is across the board.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I achieved 33lbs of drag with a full spool on my Komodo 471. I am curious if the 463 has a smaller main gear then the 471 and if that might be effecting the drag.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I am the same way, if a reel is about to handle a given load, it indicates how strong its internals are overall. A reel with 30lbs max drag, will hold up to 15lbs to 20lbs of drag pressure year in and year out.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    The Komodo comes close, the drag stack is absolutely massive for its size. I have run my reels with the star turned as far as it would go on fish before, no hiccups in smoothness. I wouldn't want to do it all the time though, no machine is meant to always run at maximum output or under maximum...
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I have fought fish with the Komodo at max drag, but it wouldn't be advisable to fish with a reel at max drag all the time or even most of the time. To me, max is there for those times you need that drag beyond usual.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I will test my Komodo 471s today and let you know what I get. I will also let you know just how full the spool is when I test. I will report back. All I know is that these reels have the power to peel a 200lb ray off the bottom, I think you will be more then ok for what you are targeting.
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    Max Drag Komodo Reel

    I wouldn't be surprised if the max drag was measured at around half spool. From my experiance this is the case with most reels from most manufactures. I am ok with that method of measuring drag because in most cases when you are fighting a fish that is taking drag, you are not going to be at...
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    Avet sx raptor feel foot question

    Post a pic. The difference between from and back reel seat feet is not drastic.
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    I think most of us would love to see this question answered.
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    Okuma Tesoro Line Capacities

    How much 50lb or 65lb Sufix 832 have you guys been able to get onto the Tesoro 12?
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    Tesoro vs Trinidad

    80lb Pro Spec = 117lbs abs
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    WTB US Penn Senator 113N

    Would a standard width US Senator, upgraded with new bridge assembly from Cortez Conversions peak your interest?
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    daiwa.lexa 400 vs. shimano tranx 500

    He should replace his Lexa with a Komodo 471SS. I would pit my Komodo's against any Tranx as well.
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    Okuma Website changes

    Yeah, the Okuma website is crap right now. MRC is right, there are many products missing.
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    Regarding casting distance, much is dependent on the rod you use and the casting technique you have. I have never attempted to cast 1oz with the reel, but I frequently use the reel to cast SP minnows that weight roughly 1.5oz. 50yds is easily attainable on the 9ft musky rod I have the reel...
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    Those issues you brought up can and do happen to any real you might purchase, especially incases where a screw might work itself loose. Had screws and other parts fall out on Abus, Diawas, Shimanos, Penns, etc... Buy and go through enough gear in a life time and you will have seen it all.:D
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    The main gear to the far left is the Komodo 471's, next to it is the Lexa 400HD main gear, next is the Toro Beast 60HS, followed by the main gear from the Tranx 400HS. The main gear of the Komodo 471SS is actually bigger then that of the Shimano Tranx 500. The Komodo 471SS has a truly massive...
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    Reel handled being locked down without the hitch through out the fight.
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    BTW, the Komodos are good off the kayak too.
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    Arapima, what bad reveiws of the Komodo are you refering too? About the only legitamate knock I have heard against the Komodo was made by a guy that doesn't even actually own it. About all he could say negatively about the reel was that it didn't cast well. To be honest, the Komodo SS comes...
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    $200 Okuma Credit to Spend, Need some advice

    I would go with an Okuma Komodo 471SS. 300yds of 50lb Sufix 832, bait clicker, all stainless steel main gear and drive train, powerful/yet smooth drag, excellent castibility, etc... The Komodo 471SS is one of the very best all purpose bait casters on the market. I use mine mostly for big...
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    Saltwater Spinning rod help

    What are you trying to catch and how?
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Any updates to the power handle upgrade?
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    Spinning reel combo help

    Okuma does have plenty of nice spinning rods though, I am partial to the Okuma Cruz rods. But, I have Penn spinners paired with them all at this time.
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    Spinning reel combo help

    I love Okuma, but the be honest they do not have a spinning reel that compares to the Penn Slammer III with its features in its price point bracket. The Azores is a nice reel, one of the nicer reels in the $100 price point bracket, but I would take a Slammer over it any day of the week. I am...
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Thanks, the castability factored in heavily and nudged out the extra line capacity I would have gotten with the EXW 30.
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    Makaira/Okuma Spinning Rod - $135

    Is this rod still avalible?
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    When surf fishing for sharks using large baits (to large to cast) you simply put the bait and anchoring weight into your kayak, paddle out from the surf, drop the bait and weight into the water a couple hundred yards from shore.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Off a pier, I agree with you. But, for the other application where I may end up yaking a bait out 400 or 500 yards, 1000yds will be nice.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Most of the piers will be around 20ft.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    It is a lot of line, I agree. The reel will also be used for yaking baits off the surf, which is where line capacity will make a big difference.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Thank You! That was the exact kind of info I was looking for. If that is the case, the HXW will easily hold around 1000yds of 80lb pro spec braid.
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    Komodo level wind damaging spectra?

    I have actually had the coating of power pro build up sufficiently on a rod guide before to actually cut the line once it cooled and rehardened.
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    Komodo level wind damaging spectra?

    Agreed, the coating of Power Pro, and many other braids, comes off when it runs against others surfaces such as level winds and rod guides.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Sharks mostly, grouper maybe.
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    Metaloid gear slipping

    Okuma may still service your reels and repair them for you.
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    metaloid drag cams....

    Ok, I may have spoken with him before. I have always had good experiences with Okuma's service dept.
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    metaloid drag cams....

    Thanks! I was thinking eddie was a rep from Okuma on this forum.
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    metaloid drag cams....

    How do you get in touch with eddie to get this new drag cam?
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    Thanks for your input guys. I decided to just go with the HXW Raptor spooled with 80lb Berkley Pro Spec braid. The reel has a max drag of 50lbs, but since I will be fishing this rod from shore and piers, I will realistically only be using up to 40lbs max, with 25lb to 30lb on average; in this...
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    A power handle with a 90mm length from drive shaft to handle would be awesome on the 471SS reels. I will be getting 3 if the length is increased to 80mm or 90mm.
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    EXW 30 vs HXW Raptor

    How do the line capacities of these two reels match up? If I was going to load these reels up with 100lb Spiderwire Stealth Blue Camo braid, how much could I expect to get on either one of these reels? For referance, the line has a diameter of .020in. I know what the line capacities are listed...
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    how far can you push the komodo

    The rod is a 9ft Tackle Industries MH 2-piece musky rod. Makes an awesome travel rod for inshore fishing.
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    how far can you push the komodo

    While not a flashy game fish, these Atlantic roughtail rays are brutal on gear. This one was about 55in wingtip to wing tip (the hoop net has a 45in diameter). I had to lock the drag of the reel down as tight as I could to keep from getting spooled and to keep the ray from getting to the...
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    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    I really hope Okuma makes a long arm power handle for the Komodo. I would buy one for every single Komodo I own if Okuma made a long arm power handle avaliable.
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    Best braid for the komodo

    I use Tackle Industries musky rods with my Komodos; they work for just about everything that swims in FW and anything that swims in SWthat you could use a Komodo to catch; and Komodos can handle catching a lot.
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    Best braid for the komodo

    I can get 300yds of 50lb Sufix 832 onto my Komodo 471SS's. 832 is a bit thicker then other 50lb braids, so you should have no trouble getting 300yds on a Komodo 471SS. But, if you want a really thin, yet strong braided line, get Berkley Pro Spec braid. The Komodo 471SS will hold just over...
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    Bring back the Black!

    That is interesting that black sold poorly. Did the black torque spinners sell poorly too? I never could stand the look of the gold reels, too flashy.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    I understand what you are saying. In my case I am using the rods for bait fishing for shark, these rods havd the power to handle that kind of bait fishing. I would eventually love to go tuna popping though and it makes perfect sense that a lighter weight rod would be better for popping.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    I will keep my eyes open, but I did just get a used 7ft6in Makaira so I am good for the moment. I decided to grab at least one more 8ft 6in Makaira so I have at least a pair of both rod lengths, two 7ft 6in and two 8ft 6in. I like the 2 piece design and nearly indestructable construction.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    I am not sure what's going on with them, but I ordered the rod from them a coiple months ago and when I never recieved it, I talked to them and it looks like they don't actually have any. Still waiting on getting my money back. They must have just not taken that item off their page yet.
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    DOUBLE HOOKUP Alligator Gar Vs Kayak

    I mean, could you guys imagine how awesome it would be to chase alligator gar on the fly rod?
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    DOUBLE HOOKUP Alligator Gar Vs Kayak

    I appreciate that you take the time to show that those fish are an excellent rod and reel game fish that is worthy of being caught and released. It is the 2nd largest FW fish in North America and it is an absolute travesty that this fish hasn't been protected against bow fishing, it is our...
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    DOUBLE HOOKUP Alligator Gar Vs Kayak

    Awesome catches! Those fish are on my bucket list. Never did have the opportunity to catch them when I did live in TX, wish I could have fished for them though
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    Okuma Metaloid Spinner No More

    Well, since it seems that the Metaloid spinner was scrapped, Okuma must have decided to make something even better to fill this price point for a spinning reel. A spinner with a stainless steel main gear that is as big or bigger then the main gear of the Diawa BG or Shimano Spheros, all metal...
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    CEDROS STAR DRAG REEL REPLACEMENTS?

    I would love to see an Azores spinner with a bait clicker. Not to many all metal spinners with baitclicker/live liner options out there. The Azores spinner is just a good all around budget spinner in its own right.
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    CEDROS STAR DRAG REEL REPLACEMENTS?

    You have a point about people realizing how nice certain gear is only after it is gone. I feel that way about the Makaira spinning popping rods. I wish I had bought more of them before they were DCed, they are an excellent travel rod that can handle just about anything. I was getting ready to...
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    CEDROS STAR DRAG REEL REPLACEMENTS?

    It depends on how much line capacity you need, but the Komodo 450 SS sized reels are an excellent star drag.
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    WTB Okuma Makaira 7ft 6in Popping Rod

    I am willing to pay full retail for a lightly used 7ft6in Okuma Makaira spinner if anyone has one they are willing to sell.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    If anyone has the 7ft 6in Okuma Makaira spinning popping rod, I will buy it; please see my post in the classified forum.
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    WTB Okuma Makaira 7ft 6in Popping Rod

    I need this rod, new or used, just not abused. I will pay with pay pal.
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    Ft. Lauderdale Surf Fishing

    I will be down in Florida at the end of April. I know you can fish the surf in Ft. Lauderdale from 8am to 6pm, correct? Also, are the large jacks, bonito, bluefish, mackerel, and such in the area during April? Just want to find some surf fishing fun. Also, are there any large schools of bait...
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    Okuma PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) Rod PRE-ORDER?

    I looked that article over several times, I definitely can't wait to pick up the spinning versions which are supposed to come out sometime in the future, so I will be paying close attention to the reviews for the casting rods.
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    Okuma PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) Rod PRE-ORDER?

    A $400 rod in a crowded and confined space could become a disaster. for sure.
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    Okuma PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) Rod PRE-ORDER?

    It is a strong statement as Blackhole rods are really nice. I look forward to getting my hands on these rods, although I think I will wait on the spinning versions.
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    how far can you push the komodo

    I checked it out at Tiburon has those models still, thanks!
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    What went wrong with the Metaloid spinner? What rod would work?

    The Okuma Azores reels are solid though. I did uprade the top stack washers to carbon fiber.
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    how far can you push the komodo

    Where can I get that handle? I would like a round knob if possible though.
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    Best braid for the komodo

    The Berkley Pro Spec braid in 50lb test is a good option for the Komodo 463s and 471s if you want 300yds of line on the reel.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    So, will Okuma be coming out with any 2 piece rods to replace the two 2-piece Makaira spinners that were D/Ced?
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    Have you listed it yet?
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    Okuma PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) Rod PRE-ORDER?

    Is there any info on these rods? Specs, etc...?
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    I called Okuma directly after talking with charkbait and I was told by the rep that the Okuma 7ft6in and 8ft6in are no longer being produced. The Cruz rods are really nice rods, I actually have 3 of them, but the Makaira spinning rods are in another category when it comes too overall power...
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    I tried ordering from charkbait 2 weeks ago, they called me up and let me know that the rods were not in stock. Charkbait is awesome for customer service, I enjoy buying from them.
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    Okuma Makaira Popping Rods

    So Okuma comes out with the Makaira Spinner and D/C's the Okuma Makaira 7ft6in and 8ft6in Popping rods? WHAT THE HELL! I have been trying to pick up a few more of these rods so I could eventually pair them to a couple of the Makaira spinners and can't find them anywhere!
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    PENN Clash 5000: Pre-ICAST Sneak Peek

    How has the Clash been doing? Any issues for any one?
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    Makaira spinner

    A Makaira Spinner would be perfect for the Makaira 2-piece popping rods.
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    Makaira spinner

    Double post
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    Makaira spinner

    I will be looking forward to seeing what the Metaloid spinner offers. Carbon fiber top and bottom drag stacks with brass gears and no plastic carriages like the Azores I hope. I love Okuma rods, I just want to see so solid Okuma Spinners to possibly match up with these rods.
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    Makaira spinner

    Interesting, I am curious too see what the makaria spinner looks like, do you have any pictures?
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    mxl 5.8 issue

    This is an interesting read, I never had this happen with any of my Avet's. I did have this issue with one of my Penn SSV's though. Grease got into the ARB and when ever temps dipped into the 50*s and lower, the anti-reverse was non existant and I was getting my knuckles busted up. I had to...
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    New 400 size Komod9

    I am definitely going to be getting an Okuma 450 though, it is going to make a solid addition to my arsenal.
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    New 400 size Komod9

    It doesn't hurt to have an extra 350, they are extremely versatile.
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    Okuma Azores spinning reels!

    I noticed Okuma didn't use an elliptical gear on this spinner, just incase anyone was wondering. The side plate also comes off without having too remove anything but the handle, I appreciate this feature as it makes the reel nice and easy to service.
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    Okuma Azores spinning reels!

    I just got an Azores 65 in the mail today and threw it on my Cruz. The combo feels really good in my hands and the reel has a nice smooth and free spinning nature too it. I will be looking forward to putting this set-up through the paces this year.
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    New 400 size Komod9

    Is there any chance you guys would be able to post a few simple pics?
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    New 400 size Komod9

    I really can't wait till they come out myself, as awesome as the 350 has been, I can only imagine what the 450 will be able too do.