Okuma Fishing Gear What’s New For 2020 | BDEexterior
Each year, the fishing tackle industry comes together in one place (ICAST) to proudly showcase the latest product releases coming for the year.
It’s a very exciting time as we all get a glimpse of what companies have come up with in new product departments.
Okuma is good at developing new products and listening to the needs of fishermen as local and global fisheries evolve and change. Okuma caters to a wide variety of fisheries around the world.
Here are 6 new features of Okuma Fishing for 2020
Cavalla 2-speed lever brake
This year Okuma Fishing presents the Cavalla 2-Speed ââLever Drag as a versatile reel for your offshore arsenal. The Cavalla 2-Speed ââLever Drag Reels are a compact machine designed to handle the toughest conditions. This reel is constructed with a 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and side plates. The 1 piece rigid frame continues around the side plate without a handle. This rigid frame combined with a cold forged Type II anodized machined aluminum spool gives you a sleek and sturdy weapon. âBased in Southern California, we have great saltwater fishing right on our doorstep,â says Jean Bretza, Product development manager. âWe developed the Cavalla reel series to handle the harsh elements and conditions and to be part of every angler’s arsenal. “
Cavalla reels feature a combat proven carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease that produces 24 to 34 pounds of drag at full power. Grade 17.4 stainless steel main gear and pinion along with CRC corrosion resistance coating process make this reel virtually corrosion resistant. Add to that 4 corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings and a quiet recovery system for smooth operation. Cavalla 2-speed reels feature a gear ratio of 6.4: 1 and 3.8: 1 on size 5 spools and a gear ratio of 4.7: 1 and 2.1: 1 on size 12 Size 5 and 12 reels are available in left and right recovery and feature an on / off bait selector. This reel is compact and comfortable, and features an Ergo Grip handle knob and anodized aluminum handle arm. The Cavalla 2-speed reels retail for $ 239.99 to $ 339.99 and are backed by a 3 year warranty.
Okuma Fishing Makaira Black Special Edition
Okuma Fishing Makaira Lever Reels are perfect for big game fishing for billfish, big tunas and sharks. With advanced, unique and numerous patents, Makaira delivers compromised excellence in all aspects of its design, construction and performance.
To celebrate 10 years of dedicated service to anglers around the world, Okuma celebrates with a limited edition matte black Makaira.
- Makaira reels all feature two-speed gear systems
- Cold-forged, Type II anodized and machined aluminum spool
- CRC: corrosion resistant coating process
- Patented spool pin system for use with braided or mono lines
- Carbonite Dual Force brake system with Cal’s universal brake grease
- Custom designed thrust bearing: relieves side load on high drag settings
- 4pcs ABEC-5 Precision Sapporo Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
- The MK-80WII includes 6 Sapporo ball bearings
- Exclusive dual hammer silent anti-reverse system
- Ratchet drag lever and preset knob for precise drag adjustment
- Patented T-Bar handle with Easy Roll graphite insert on all models
- Heavy duty stainless steel ratchet ratchet system
- Heavy-duty 17-4 grade stainless steel drive and spool shafts
- Type II black anodized frame, side plates
- Open top frame design on MK-8II, 10II, 15II, 16II, 20II and 50II
- Lug and plug system on all open top reel models
- Thumb rest machined on the rear crossbar for better ergonomics
- Hard anodized forged aluminum reel foot and reel clamp
- Precise placement of drain holes maximizes water removal from the coil
- Special screw ports around the side plate screws reduce water / corrosion buildup
Look for details to come on these great reels on the Okuma website.
Cedros spinning reel
The Okuma Cedros spinning reels make a reappearance with a new, lighter and stronger platform for 2020. The new Okuma Fishing Cedros spinning reels feature a stiff, heavy-duty magnesium aluminum alloy construction. corrosion. This new construction gives Cedros reels a feeling of lightness and an ultra-sturdy platform. Cedros reels contain Okuma’s DFD: Dual Force Drag Precision System producing over 44 pounds of pure drag. This powerful drag is housed under a tone-on-tone anodized machined aluminum spool with a matte finish to help grab your line. âWe are very excited about this new platform for our saltwater reels. Says John Bretza, Product Development Manager. “This is a very stable and incredibly light system, weighing almost 3.5 oz less than our other saltwater reels.” a double anti-return. Manual bail release function eliminates accidental bail closing during pouring. The EVA foam handle knob is very comfortable on the grind and is attached to a machined aluminum screw-down handle design that can be switched from left hand to right hand. The HDGII: high density gear has a transmission ratio of 5.4: 1, picking up between 40.9 and 45.9 inches per grip revolution depending on size. Currently, the Cedros will be available in three sizes, 8,000, 10,000 and 14,000 sizes and will start at just 21.5 oz. The new Cedros spinning reels retail for $ 159.99 to $ 179.99 and are backed by a one year limited warranty.
PCH Custom Kite Rod
Okuma Fishing PCH Custom Series rods have become a staple on many inshore and offshore boats. This year, Okuma presents the new PCH Custom Kite Rod in its range. Using the latest cutting edge technology, these kite specific rods are designed for the rigors of kite fishing. With the popularity of kite fishing taking off all around our coastal and offshore waters, Okuma has developed the perfect kite fishing rod. Whether you are fishing with an electric reel or a large, conventional style reel on the kite, this rod is designed for you. âWith the influx of large bluefin tuna to the west coast and the popularity of take-off kite fishing, we have designed a rod that meets the challenges of this fishery,â says John Bretza, Director of Product Development. âWe took a look at how these hardened anglers use this technique and built this rod around this angler.â The PCH Custom Kite rod features a carbon butt section that allows you to easily move the rod in a set. rod holders from one side of your boat to the other. The rod also features a unique solid stainless steel tip section with an oversized opening to allow for the large oversized swivels commonly used when kite fishing d ‘be coiled directly onto the reel. It also has a unique ringed clip so you can leave your rod on your boat to prevent accidental loss. There is a model and it measures 2 feet 10 inches in length. The PCH Custom Kite Rod will retail for $ 119.99 and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Okuma Fishing Rockaway Surf Reels
Okuma Fishing has gradually become a staple in the long cast surf fishing world. The new Rockaway is the lightest of the reel family. The Rockaway Long Casting Surf Reel is a compact long stroke surf reel that features a lightweight graphite body, rotor and side plates giving you a truly corrosion resistant reel for harsh surfing environments. The long 2-tone anodized aluminum spool is designed to keep your braided or monofilament lines tight and secure. “The new Rockaway surf reel will complement Rockaway surf rods perfectly.” says John Bretza, ProductDevelopment Manager. âThese were built with the existing range in mind with the goal of creating the lightest surf casting reel in our range. Â»At only 17 ounces, this reel is lightweight. Graphite CFR technology: Cyclonic Flow Rotor wicks water from the inner workings of the spool, allowing you to stay on the water longer. With 5 stainless steel ball bearings in total and a quick-adjust anti-reverse, you’ll have no problem fighting from the water’s edge. The 5.3: 1 gear ratio brings 40.9 “of line per turn of the rigid metal handle. Currently with just one model, this size 6000 reel packs up on a whopping 375 yards of 12 # monofilament. Rockaway Surf Spinning Reel has a retail price of $ 79.99 and is backed by a one year warranty.
Hawaiian Custom Slow Pitch Rods
A whole new style of rod is slowly entering the SoCal fishing scene. Originally from Japan and now popular in Hawaii, Okuma Fishing Hawaiian Slow Pitch Custom Rods. These rods are used there for jigging where a light but super tough outfit is key. A small angler niche in SoCal uses them heavily for yellowtail and bluefin tuna in local waters. Look for this style to gain popularity as more anglers learn about the techniques and gear used in this fishery.
While most of these new introductions have yet to make it to the Okuma website, stay tuned for more as they make their debut in the market.
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