Making that perfect cast to a tailing marlin is crucial, and while smaller reels provide a distinct advantage, you still need the power to land the fish. Okuma’s new two-speed Andros reel packs plenty of power into a minimalist frame and body size. Andros construction pulls from the strength of Okuma’s Makaira and Cedros lever-drag series with six ball bearings, 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gears, wet Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease and ratcheting drag lever to help you set the drag with exacting precision. The gear system delivers a ratio of 6.4:1 in high and 3.8:1 in low so you can quickly gain line when given the chance. Spool capacity is maximized with very tight tolerances and only a minimum of frame rise over the spool. The external adjustable cast control system is tied directly to the drag, eliminating space for the housing of additional systems. Andros delivers 15 pounds of drag at strike with complete free-spool, and maintains free-spool up to 24 pounds of drag. This small reel suits a wide range of fishing possibilities and it will definitely be making an appearance this upcoming season.
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