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EFTTEX Awards 2012 - Best New Multiplier Reel

Okuma Makaira SE

While Makaira reels have become renowned for their drag system and integrity of internal components, the long range community, spearheaded by elite angler David Choate and reel technician Alan Tani, requested specific modifications to advance Makaira to the position of the ultimate long range reels. The result is the Makaira SE – the ultimate saltwater reels, says Okuma.

Makaira SE reels are available in sizes 8, 10, 15, 20 and 30, all featuring topless (no crossbar across the top of the reel) construction.

The primary modifications are straightforward, yet incredibly important to long range anglers.

The first is that the 35% grease pack on the spool bearings has been completely removed, as have the shields that protect their exterior. Instead, completely open bearings are lubricated with TSI 301 oil.