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See big game Okuma Makaira reels in action

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The Makaira range of reels raises the bar about what can be expected from a 2-speed game reel. So says Okuma’s John Bretza at the start of this video demonstrating the reels’ power and versatility. “Our engineers have built the ultimate reel from the ground up,” explains Bretza of the unique Makaira design. With numerous patents to its credit, its chief claim to fame is that it is the first machined aluminium 2-speed reel to feature helical-cut gears. “The advantage is they supply more torque, they are stronger and they are smoother running,” adds Bretza as the reels are put through their paces on the water. The launch of the video coincides with the addition of a smaller MK-8II size to the already extensive Makaira line-up which includes sizes all the way up to MK-80WII. “With sizes to meet the demands of big game fishing worldwide, the Okuma Makaira series sets a standard that will redefine the expectations of tournament crews, long-range anglers and private boaters,” says Okuma. More details at

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