ICAST Alert: New sizes for Okuma Makaira reels
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Standard Makaira Lever Drag reels set the bar for offshore trolling strength, drag power and corrosion resistance.
The key differences between the gold Makaira line-up and Makaira Special Edition models, other than colour and graphics, is the spool bearings, handle sizes and gear ratios.
Where Makaira utilises a full grease pack on the spool bearings to maximise corrosion resistance, the Special Edition range utilises spool bearings oiled with TSI-301 oil, a low friction lubricant that increases freespool performance 2.5-times that of standard Makaira for live-bait applications.
Furthermore, the Makaira Special Edition models use larger handle arms and lower low-speed gear ratios for cranking in giant tuna from an often-anchored boat.
For 2016, three new model additions have been made to the Special Edition line up, the new size 50W, 80W and 130. New models carry MSRP of $649.99, $889.99 and $1,199.99 respectively and are covered by the Okuma Five-Year Limited Warranty.
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