Frequently Asked Questions
1. Determine the targeting species. 2. Determine which line/lures you are using to target these species. 3. Choosing the ideal reel and rod for this type of fishing. Spinning reels match with spinning rods, casting reels match with casting rods. For example: Targeting bass - using lure: about 1/4~1oz, line: about 10-20lb Recommend to choose bass rod:Helios HS-C-701MH and Cerros Low Profile Baitcast Reel.Or Visit local tackle shops to choose.
Check the catalog, if there is the info of extra spool, it means that reel comes with a spare spool.
1. Line is not correctly wound on the spool. 2. Wind the line slowly and makesure line is straight.
For Spinning Reels: 1. Spool is overfilled with line. 2. Using too large line size for the reel. 3. Memory set in line. Solution: Refer to the line specification we have suggestted for each reel and re-spool with new line.For Casting Reels: Line is not correctly wound on the spool. Re-spool the line.
For Spinning Reels: 1. Bail wire is bent out of shape. 2. Bail compression spring is broken or weak. 3. Dirt or lack of lubrication in bail arm assemblies. Solution: Replace bail wire or bail compression spring. Clean and oil the arm assemblies.
For Spinning Reels: The drag washers are worn, replace the washers or send to Okuma repair center.
1. Gears are lack of lubrication or damaged. 2. Bearings are lack of lubrication or damaged. Solution: Re grease or replace the damage part.
1. Anti reverse bearing is damaged. Replace anti reverse bearing. 2. Reel is over lubricated with oil. Clean the oil from the bearings.
For Spinning Reels: Use provided click gear washers to adjust spool height on the reel. If the line is too high on the spool add a click gear washer. If it is too low remove a click gear washer.
Lack of grease on the drag washer or drag washer soaked with oil. Replace drag washers or re-grease.
For Casting Reels: Velocity control system is too dry or worn. Oil spool cover plate. 6-pin centrifugal braking system is worn, replace it.
For Casting Reels: 1. Line guide pawl and worm shaft are worn or damaged. 2. Line guide pawl cap is loose. 3. Possible damage to level wind pin. Solution: Replace the damaged parts.
For Casting Reels: 1. Spool tension knob not adjusted properly. 2. Magnetic Control System is not adjusted properly. 3. Velocity Control System is not adjusted properly.
For Casting Reels: If you reel line with your rod pointed toward the right, the line will load up higher on the left side of the spool. If your rod is pointed to the left while reel line in, the line will load higher on the right side of the spool. A simple solution to this problem is to keep your rod and line parallel to each other whenever possible.
For Casting Reels: Star Drag is not tight enough to activate spool.
For Casting Reels: 1. Broken Thumb bar or Push button return spring. 2. Dirty or under lubricated clutch return system. 3. Clutch return arm is worn. Solution: Replace the damaged parts.
For Casting Reesl: Drive gear, pinion Gear or spool pinion damaged. Replace the damaged parts.
Okuma reels are made with the finest materials available in the industry. To keep your reels performing smoothly, okuma recommends having your reel serviced at least once a year. You may want to have your reel serviced more frequently, depending on how much time you spend on the water. Please find your nearest authorized service center to more service.
Regular basic cleaning of your reel will help keep it in top shape. Saltwater contains highly corrosive elements that can damage your reel if they are not removed. Even though these reels are made of high quality anodized aluminum components and stainless steel alloys, and every efforts is made to prevent corrosion by incorporating our CRC process, saltwater will corrode it over time. The best way to prevent corrosion damage from occurring in your reel is to keep it clean. At a minimum, your reel should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water after every use. Fresh water will not damage the reel and will help wash away any salt deposits that are left behind from exposure to salt water.
Follow the steps in the video to maintain your Okuma trolling reels with Okuma Oil + Grease Kit !
Follow the steps in the video to maintain your Okuma spinning reels with Okuma Oil + Grease Kit !
Innovation at its freshest...Trio spinning reels from Okuma feature a unique crossover construction. We took the best from aluminum construction and lightweight graphite materials and created a distinctive new concept in reel design. The solid one piece stamped aluminum reel stem and rotor arm are paired with lightweight graphite side plates and a rotor housing which provides strength where needed, and weight savings where possible.
DFD incorporates both surfaces of the spool to maximize high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness. Mounted in the top of the spool and protected by the Hydro Block system is a multi-disc felt drag system that works in conjunction with a secondary drag system that is mounted under the spool. Even pressure is applied to both surfaces of the spool for maximum stability.
For extremely smooth and strong drag outputs, Okuma’s Makaira lever drags are designed with a patented Dual Force Drag system. This drag system is specifically engineered to be mounted in the right side of the spool, designed around a Pull Bar Drag System which keeps all mechanical workings in precise alignment and places no pressure on the frame. This system works in conjunction with a custom designed thrust bearing, which alleviates side load at heavy drag settings.