Week of January 13, 2014
Okuma Rods, Reels
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350 Low-Profile Baitcast Reels
To maximize success on trophy bass, stripers, musky, salmon and a host of inshore species, it takes strength, line capacity and a powerful drag system. Anglers will receive all the necessary components in all-new Komodo 350 low-profile baitcast reel, with available handle configurations and gear ratios to custom tailor the reels to suit all presentations.
Line capacity of the Komodo and Citrix 350 includes 230 yds of 14 lb mono. Maximizing the opportunity provided by substantial line capacity is a Carbonite and stainless steel drag system that outputs 25-pounds of maximum drag.
The Komodo's main gear, pinion gear and drive shaft are constructed from stainless steel for incredible strength. The Komodo, frame, spool and frame and handle-side side plate are all aluminum for superior strength and long-term alignment of internal parts.
The Komodo is a 10-bearing plus roller bearing system, features an internally adjustable centrifugal cast control system and dual anti-reverse systems for rock solid hooksets. The Komodo is available in right- and left-hand retrieve, features a 6.4:1 gear ratio and is available with either a double paddle handle or single power handle.
Supports The Golden Gate Salmon Association
The handle systems include a ribbed fore grip for confident handling in cold and wet conditions. The triangular reel seats are.machined from aluminum and two-tone anodized for saltwater use. With moderate actions, Cedros salmon rods allow salmon to achieve a firm hold of trolled or mooched baits before the fish feels resistance and the hook is driven solidly home.
Choose from four available rod powers, all in 8-foot lengths and
one-piece build. Salmon as a species are fairly straightforward. Provide
them cold, clean water and rivers in which to spawn and they can in turn
deliver a vibrant fishing economy and wonderful
Cedros salmon rods are backed by the Okuma Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Take Catfishing to the Next Level
Catfish, like largemouth bass, are one of the most available, most heavily fished species in the United States. And also like largemouth, catfish are fished as casually as a child on a dock, all the way to true professionals who take the results of everyday on the water intensely seriously. New Okuma Battle Cat rods deliver on the needs of anglers who approach trophy catfish with uncommon intensity.
the core of Battle Cat rods are an all-business E-glass
rod blank for incredible power and durability that's rated for
Both Battle Cat rods feature a non-skid rubber gimbal for comfort and utility within a wide range of applications. Oversized aluminum hoods over a graphite pipe reel seat ensure a secure hold of reels.
angler that follows the best bites, Battle Cat rods are constructed in
two pieces utilizing a blade into handle connection that delivers a
one-piece feel and performance.
For night anglers,
the rod tips are wrapped with fluorescent orange for easy
strike detection. Battle Cat rods include two models, The BC-C-762H is
length and the BC-C-802H is 8-feet
Both rods are rated for 15-60 lb line and come complete with the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Advance the role of the Downrigger Rod
Every year the goal of Okuma Fishing Tackle is to advance the fishing experience. To date, the primary design component of down rigger rods has been durability, often at the expense of responsiveness and sensitivity in the hand. All-new Cold Water rods advance the down rigger rod with graphite construction that not only delivers through the hook set, but also makes fighting fish a far more rewarding experience.
Cold Water rods begin with 24-Ton carbon fiber rod blanks. Extremely durable, the material makes possible small diameters and more responsive rods through which the full fish-fighting experience is enjoyed. As many as twelve low- profile stainless steel guides minimize rod twist and positively control line flow. The handle systems include comfortable and supremely light EVA grips fore and rear with cushioned stainless steel hooded reel seats.
Ten all-new models emphasize salmon, steelhead and lake trout, including technique-specific actions for down riggers, planer boards and Dipsy divers. Rod lengths span from 7 to 10.5' with medium, medium-heavy and heavy powers. Cold Water rods are finished in a beautiful pearlescent white with ice blue graphics.
Backed by the Okuma Limited Lifetime Warranty
To maximize success on trophy bass, stripers, musky, salmon and a host of inshore species, it takes strength, line capacity and a powerful drag system. Anglers will receive all the necessary components in all-new Citrix 350 low-profile baitcast reel, with available handle configurations and gear ratios to custom tailor the reels to suit all presentations.
Line capacity of the Citrix 350 includes 230-yards of 14-pound monofilament. Maximizing the opportunity provided by substantial line capacity is a Carbonite and stainless steel drag system that outputs 25-pounds of maximum drag. The main gear and pinion gear in the Citrix is Dura Brass for exceptional smoothness while retaining the stainless steel spool shaft. The frame, spool and handle-side side plate are all aluminum for superior strength and long-term alignment of internal parts.
The Citrix is a 7-bearing plus roller bearing system and features an internally adjustable centrifugal cast control system and dual anti-reverse systems for rock solid hooksets.
The Citrix 350 is available in right- and left-hand retrieve and features either a high-speed 6:4:1 or incredibly powerful 5.4:1. Because angler applications for such versatile reels will vary dramatically, the Citrix 350 is available with either a double paddle handle or single power handle.
Now Available In Single Speed
The Okuma Andros two-speed reels were the first designed and constructed from the ground up specifically for 50-pound braided line in big game applications. Their advanced construction continues to grow fans in awe of the power available from such a small platform. New Andros single speed reels make Andros technology more accessible to anglers, and with the addition of a roller bearing for instant anti-reverse; the reel becomes a pure jigging performer.
Andros single speed reels feature a high-speed 6.4:1
internal components include 17-4 grade stainless
With dual anti-reverse that includes mechanical and roller bearing systems, the Andros single speed eliminates all handle back play, an especially important feature for those fishing high- speed vertical jigs. For the most common grade of offshore fish anglers commonly encounter, Andros single speed reels provide all the cranking power anglers will ever need.
Andros single speeds make cutting-edge technology and premium materials more accessible than ever before, and are backed by the Okuma 3-Year Limited Warranty.
Now Available With Tournament Drag Cam
Okuma Makaira big game reels have redefined angling with refined, yet absolutely authoritative stopping power. With a focus on their namesake blue marlin, giant tuna and deep water leviathans, the drag output of Makaira reels reach up to 70-pounds of maximum drag with complete freespool. Now providing the ultimate solution for IGFA and light line tournament anglers, Makaira reels are now available with factory installed Tournament Drag Cams.
Within standard Makaira reels, achieving the high-end drag outputs means the internal drag cam must have a steep curve, quickly escalating drag pressure over a short area. It's amazingly powerful, but lacks the precision that IGFA anglers require to take light lines right to the edge of their breaking point. The Okuma Tournament Drag Cam solves the issue.
Swapping of the drag cam on Makaira reels is simple. Current Makaira owners can purchase the Tournament Drag Cam as an accessory for $25 to $30, based upon size, and have a reel with two distinct sets of capabilities. For those anglers with precise needs, Makaira reels are available to tackle shops with either drag cam factory installed.
About $25.00-30.00 per accessory
For us at Okuma Fishing Tackle, fishing is a life-long adventure. Collectively, none of us fish as often, catch as many, or are as consistently successful as we would like, and thankfully so. Fishing is not a destination; it's an endless pursuit that begins long before we ever get to the water. The anticipation of the next opportunity is as valuable as the time spent on the water.
At Okuma, we craft the tools for the journey. From entry-level through expert, every rod and reel is constructed not only to execute, but also to excite, energize and exhilarate. From feeling the tap, tap, tap of a drift rig searching its way along the bottom of a steelhead stream, to turning a lifeless lead jig into a fleeing bait-fish in the salt, every cast, crank, bobber down and hookup are the rich details of the journey.
Our singular goal is to advance the experience; to extract more from every day on the water. We pursue that goal through the development of forward-thinking materials like C-40X long carbon fiber framing in the all-new Helios and RTX spinning reels.We inspire action with a new line of Cruz popping rods. And we make these experiences accessible to everyone with right and left hand designs like new Cold Water premium line counter reels.
As we look across the country, the road ahead is filled with tremendous opportunities and some truly exceptional fisheries. We look forward to sharing them with you.
Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation
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