[How To] Setting Drag on Lever Drag Reels
We often get asked how to set the pre set drag on our lever drag reels. Here is a video by Okuma Product Manger John Bretza explaining this function.
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Okuma Makaira lever drag reels are perfect for big game fisheries for billfish, large tuna and sharks. With advanced, unique and numerous patents, Makaira provides uncompromised excellence within every aspect of its design, construction and performance.- Makaira reels all feature two-speed gearing systems - Gold anodized two-speed gear shifter housing - Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool - CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process - Patented spool pin system for use with braided or mono lines - Carbonite Dual Force drag system featuring Cal’s universal drag grease - Custom designed thrust bearing: Alleviates side load on heavy drag settings - 4-pcs ABEC-5 precision Sapporo stainless steel ball bearings - MK-80WII features 6-pcs of Sapporo ball bearings - Double-dog, proprietary silent anti-reverse system - Ratcheting drag lever and pre-set knob for precise drag setting - Patented T-Bar handle with Easy Roll graphite insert on all models - Heavy duty stainless steel ratcheting clicker system - Heavy duty, 17-4 grade stainless steel drive and spool shafts - Type-II gold anodized frame, sideplates, spool, drag lever and handle - Open top frame design on MK-8II,10II, 15II,16II, 20II, and 50II - Lug and plug system on all open top reel models - Machined thumb rest on rear cross bar for improved ergonomics - Forged aluminum full hard anodized reel foot and reel clamp - Machine-etched marlin logo on left side plate - Precision placement of drain holes maximizes water removal from reel - Special screw ports around side plate screws reduces water/corrosion buildup
Okuma Makaira SEa lever drag reels feature special edition gun smoke and black anodizing. The carbonite dual force drag system maximizes high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness. It’s over sized handle and lower low speed gearing versus the original Makaira serve up extreme torque for the Makaira SEa.- Open spool bearings with TSI-301 oil. Increases freespool 2-1/2 times. - MK80WIISEa and MK-130IISEa feature grease-packed spool bearings - All non-spool bearings feature full grease pack for maximum longevity. - Features Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing. - SE reels feature a yellowfin tuna etched into the sideplate. - Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between spool and cross bars. - MK-8/10/15 feature MK-20 size handle knobs. - MK-20/30 feature the MK-50 handle arm and knobs - Lower speed 1.3:1 gear ratio featured in 20/30 sizes. - Lower speed 1.0:1 gear ratio featured in 50 size. - Type-II gunmetal anodized frame, side plates, spool, drag lever and handle
Okuma Andros 2-Speed lever drag reels are designed to maximize the experience when fishing small-diameter, high-strength braided lines. Andros delivers high-powered construction elements and amazing drag output to land larger fish on smaller, more agile gear than ever before possible.- Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool - CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process - 6 corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings - External adjustable cast control system - Stainless steel ratchet drag lever for precise drag settings - Ergo Grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm - One screw right sideplate take down for easy internal access - 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing - Silent retrieve system for ultimate cranking smoothness - Carbonite Dual Force Drag system with Cal’s drag grease - All models feature an anodized aluminum gear shifter housing - Integrated recessed reel foot design for low profile rod fit - Lug and plug system on 12 and 16 size - All models feature durable Ergo grip handle knobs
Okuma Metaloid lever drag reels contain the key concepts of these industry-leading platforms take shape in a more accessible package, radically advancing power and performance available to everyday anglers. The reels are available in single speed and 2-speed design, cover the cover the range from vertical jigging to live bait, casting to light trolling for species up to sailfish and yellowfin tuna.- Rigid 1-pcs frame and left sideplate construction - 6061-T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates - Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool - CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process - Available in both 2-speed or single speed versions - 4 BB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings - Ergo Grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm - 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing - Silent retrieve system for cranking smoothness - Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease - All models feature durable Ergo grip handle knobs - On/Off bait clicker for all models
Okuma Andros Single-Speed lever drag reels make Andros technology more accessible to anglers. With dual anti-reverse including mechanical and roller bearing systems, the Andros single speed eliminates all handle back play, an especially important feature for those fishing high-speed vertical jigs.- High Speed 6.4:1 gear ratio - 6-pcs ABEC-5 rated Japanese ball bearings - Dual anti-reverse system.(Mechanical and roller bearing) - Ratchet drag lever for precise drag settings - Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm - One screw right sideplate take down for easy internal access - 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing - Maximum drag at Full with complete freespool is 11 kg - Maximum drag at Strike with complete freespool is 9 kg - Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease - Integrated recessed reel foot design for low profile rod fit