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ICAST Alert: New sizes for Okuma Makaira reels

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There are three new Special Edition Makaira reels being launched for the year ahead.

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.

ICAST BOOTH No. 802 & 817

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