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marolina 07-18-2014 08:28 AM

Okuma reels
I am looking at buying a few, the CZ5CS and the CJ45L, anybody use these

Commocean 07-18-2014 08:40 AM

I've got several of the VSystem reels...Like 'em a lot...

Jeremy 07-18-2014 09:47 AM

me too - hold up well - lots of reel for the money

dboating 07-18-2014 12:16 PM

Every Okuma i have had have been stellar. Wasn't even their top tier line.

fly944 07-18-2014 05:59 PM

Just switched from Shimano to Okuma and could not be happier.

lawman133 07-18-2014 06:01 PM

Obama reels. Garbage.

Deeper Tog 07-18-2014 06:05 PM

I have reels that cost 5 times as much as the Okuma Cedros and are not near the reel! Holding up well in saltwater too!

Cowboymcclain 07-18-2014 07:49 PM

I don't own any, however fished them with a friend who has has them 5 years, thought they were new! Great drag system and built well.

stiverp 07-18-2014 10:39 PM

Originally Posted by dboating (Post 6917573)
Every Okuma i have had have been stellar. Wasn't even their top tier line.


Gump88 07-19-2014 05:31 AM

I have one that was left on an oil rig when a guy quit and didnt come back. My buddy brought it to me a couple years ago. Its a good solid reel. I have never seen em in the stores or I might have more of them on my boat. I wouldnt hesitate to buy another.

nowgrn4 07-19-2014 07:15 AM

I have 2 VS's. One is 6 years old. No issues what so ever. I Like the dual drag, Smmooth. Thought I would try one of their low end rigs and Just snagged a 4/0 Trio with the dual drag for $59 delivered from Academy.

They are a little tricky to clean. You have to align the oscillator gear just so (they are marked).

Funny how some of these Asian reels get their bearing count up to as high as 14. Some stack 3 ball bearings in the crank handle. What the middle bearing does is beyond me.;?

Great sites for those that like to do their own service and repair.

ejf007 07-19-2014 08:02 AM

I won't buy another Okuma reel again, I've had to replace the handle on my 2 yr old Raw II twice already, seems like they break in the same place. And it always happens when you have a nice fish on. Poor metal quality IMO, the only good thing, is that they sent me 2 replacement handles at no costs.

Eyehooker 07-19-2014 10:59 AM

Most charter capt use them on Lake E--- maybe not great in salt but hold up in fresh-- I have 8 going on 6 years

Jack Hart 07-19-2014 11:05 AM

I own a half dozen Okuma reels and three Shimanos. The Okumas all cost about half as much as the Shimanos but have done the same duty with no problems. I like 'em. I also own a bunch of Okuma fly rods and reels. They are very hard to beat for the price or for any price.

Akgoff4 07-20-2014 06:40 AM

I have one okuma 2speed and it has been great so far.

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