While women can never have enough pairs of shoes, a fisherman can never have enough reels. And when it comes to picking out a reel, you want to invest in a quality product that is built to combat tough predators and won’t let you down. Okuma’s Makaira line of two-speed lever-drag reels feature the durability, super-strong drag system
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and toughness that tournament crews and long-range anglers seek. You can put some serious pressure on your quarry with a Makaira — the 50 puts out 60 pounds of drag pressure while maintaining freespool.
The Makaira comes in a range of sizes (from the small 8 to the massive 80) to meet the demands of any big-game angler. Makaira reels can be fished with mono or braid and feature a long list of patented designs and components, including a machined aluminum frame with forged side plates, stainless steel gearing, an anodized spool, sealed bearings, a dual-force drag system, a ratcheting clicker system and much more. Whether casting a bait, trolling lures or jigging deep, these reels will stand up to whatever fish you hook for several decades. Makaira lever-drag reels are backed by a five-year warranty.
The reels range in price from around $439-$829 depending on the size. For more information, visit www.okumafishingteam.com.