[How To] Getting dialed in on the Makaira Spinning Drag System
Okuma Product Manager John Bretza tells you how to get the pre-set drag system all dialed in on the new Makaira Spinning Reels.
Okuma continues to reinvent big game fishing with Makaira spinning reels, delivering unique, advanced design and new levels of power and longevity. In a stunning display of power, Makaira combines forged and machined aluminum framing, side pate and rotor with a complete forged and machined stainless steel drive system. Twenty-three O-rings and gaskets completely seal the body and drag system from saltwater. And speaking of drag, a Micro Adjustable Power Drag offers a coarse pre-set, with 60-detent points to fine tune up to 66-pounds of available drag to exacting output. Two sizes include a 20,000 and 30,000 for discerning big game anglers.
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Okuma MAKAIRA spinning reels constructed from the finest and strongest materials available are the toughest and most durable spinning reels, especially for big games from Giant Trevally, trophy-sized Yellowtail and Amberjack, to the most formidable adversaries in the ocean, like giant Bluefin Tuna, Marlin, cow Yellowfin Tuna and large sharks. - Forged aluminum, machine cut body / sideplate. - Forged aluminum, machine cut Cyclonc Flow rotor. - Forged stainless steel main gear for ultimate power and strength. - Precision machine cut 17-4 grade stainless steel pinion gear. - Oversized 17-4 grade stainless steel spool shaft reduces flex. - Hydro Sealed Body and DFD system for maximum protection. - Carbonite high output drag with Cal’s drag grease on full DFD. - Customized pre-set drag system, works like a lever drag reel. - Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability. - Quick-Set stainless steel German anti-reverse roller bearing. - Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip. - Machined aluminum screw-in handle arm for added strength. - Right and Left handles are designed differently: Order by Rt/Lt.