Discussion in 'Okuma Fishing Tackle' started by Ashley Ray, Jun 30, 2017.
What is the best Okuma rod and reel for kite/yummie/so cal Bluefin fishing?
so number one, you need two setup's one for the kite and one for the fish. A 80-130 is good for maybe a 120-150 but if you hook up to a jumbo it's better to go with a heavier unlimited rod to get enough power to pull with a 50 size reel behind it. That is my resent experience, and don't forget to get to the gym these fish will test your endurance and every muscle in your body, a good belt is a must have. I suggest going out with someone in the know it will save hundred's of hours trying to figure it out on your own.
What about the Okuma Makaira Level Drag M/K 80Wii reel with 100 spectra to 100# mono leader top shot and a Makaira IGFA Tournament MK TR 601XXH 6; 5 roller guides(Alpa Premium) plus tip or a Makaira MK TR 5101 Bent Butt Stand up , 5'10" 80-IFGA 4 roller guides plus tip?
I would bump that line to 130lb spectra with a 200lb wind on leader.
No on an 80W for local BFT!
A 30w and a good 100# rod would be fine
I respectfully disagree with the 100 lb Rod although it will pull on fish to 130-140 lbs it absolutely kicked my butt on a 180+ lb with an avet 50 locked down with 200 lb test, a 100 lb just doesn't have the pull to lift these big blues up we did land the fish but it was a long hard fight. JMO
I don't see why you wouldn't take advantage of the line being out of the water here to use real heavy gear. A 150# class rod and at minimum a 50. Kill them fast, they taste better, and you can get back in the water for another. What looks better than one trophy fish? Two or three.
I think an Okuma 50IISEa would be more than enough for the primary reel. Flying the kite, any old and tall Penn will work. As for rods, I am not familiar with Okuma offerings, but a UC 76 Viper or Invictus would more than do the job. My Kite rig for long range is a 50 filled with 130 on a 76 Invictus.
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