Makaira Special Edition Lever Drag Reel

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OKUMA FISHING's Fishing Equipment | Makaira Special Edition Lever Drag Reel Manufacturing

Based in Taiwan, OKUMA FISHING TACKLE CO., LTD. is a Makaira Special Edition Lever Drag Reel | fishing rods and reels manufacturer in sporting goods industry.

Quality and affordable fishing equipment - such as Fly Rods, Float Rods, and Spinning Rods; fishing reels including Spinning, Baitcast, Trolling, and Fly reels, they are all made with advanced materials and dynamic designs, since 1986.

OKUMA FISHING's fishing tackle is your best choice for freshwater and saltwater fishing. With over 31 years of fishing equipment experience, OKUMA FISHING delivers excellent quality fishing rods and reels in order to meet each customer's demands.

Makaira Special Edition Lever Drag Reel

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


Dual Force Drag Dual Force Drag
Maximize high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness.
Corrosion Resistant Coating Corrosion Resistant Coating
Offer exceptional anti-corrosive properties compared to standard gears, with a coating of corrosion X HD to all internal and external parts.
Multi-disc Carbonite Drag Washers Multi-disc Carbonite Drag Washers
For a much wider and smoother drag range, maximum efficiency
2-Speed Gearing 2-Speed Gearing
Allow the anglers the option of a high-speed gear ratio or a powerful low-speed gear ratio for maximum power and torque.
Machined Rigid Frame Construction Machined Rigid Frame Construction
A one-piece fully-machined aluminum frame, the ultimate in precision alignment and tolerances.
Okuma's Machined Rigid Frame construction incorporates a one-piece fully-machined aluminum frame. These rigid bar-stock aluminum frames are the ultimate in precision alignment and tolerances withstanding more pressure and torque than any other material used in our industry for frame materials. Okuma features these anodized frames on fly reels, baitcast reels, lever drag reels and star drag trolling reels.
T-Bar Handle: The patented design of the T-Bar handle offers a true ergonomically correct angle to ensure an angler gets maximum power with minimum fatigue. The T-bar takes full advantage of the natural dynamics of the human hand, wrist and forearm to help sustain power and endurance for the angler.
Okuma's 2-speed technology incorporates two sets of stainless steel main and pinion gears, allowing anglers the option of a high-speed gear ratio or a powerful low-speed gear ratio for maximum power and torque. To shift gears it is as easy as pushing a button or popping a lever with Okuma's unique shifting design to obtain the appropriate gear ratio you desire.
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.
Makaira lever drag reels utilize helical cut main and pinion gears. This process allows for improved gear meshing which equates to improved gear smoothness. The angled teeth found in helical cut gears engage more gradually than straight cut or spur gear teeth. This allows helical gears to run smoother and quieter compared to spur gears. Spur gears cause impact stress and noise, because of the hard meshing and can not take as much torque as helical gears because their teeth are receiving impact blows as they mesh together.
The Makaira's proprietary anti-reverse system allows for a smoother and quieter feeling. We equate this feeling to that of a Lexus, when compared to other reels in the market. Most reels in the market hide their rough gear quality by the noise and vibration caused by the engagement and clacking of the anti-reverse pawls. The Okuma silent system is unlike any other 2-speed reel in the industry for smoothness. This anti-reverse system is supported by a 12 point double dog anti-reverse pawl system. The Makaira system is very simple in principal but the performance is extremely advanced. As you turn the reel forward the anti-reverse pawls slide open allowing a friction free and quiet retrieve. As soon as the handle is stopped or pulled backwards the anti-reverse pawls are engaged into place by their drive shaft actuated sliding system. The strength of this anti-reverse system does not solely rely on a dog spring like found on most of our competitors reels. The sliding function does not rely heavily on a dog spring system and is mainly controlled by the forward and reverse movement applied to the drive shaft through the movement of the angler turning the handle.
Corrosion Resistant Coating combines Okuma’s proprietary HDG-II gearing system, which offers exceptional anti-corrosive properties compared to standard gears, with a coating of Corrosion X HD to all internal and external parts. The CRC process actually penetrates and bonds to the metal, which helps significantly toward long term protection.


Makaira SE Lever Drags
ModelGear ratiosBearingsWeight (g)Line retrieveMonofilament line capacity (diameter in mm.)Max Drag @ Strike with FreespoolMax Drag @ Full with FreespoolFrame StyleFrameSideplatesSpool
Two-Speed Lever Drag Reels
MK-8IISEa 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 686 33.5" & 15.0" 0.37/295, 0.42/245, 0.48/180 12.3 kg 15.4 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-10IISEa 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 740 33.5" & 15.0" 0.37/420, 0.42/350, 0.48/260 12.3 kg 15.4 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-15IISEa 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 760 33.5" & 15.0" 0.42/500, 0.48/370, 0.55/280 12.3 kg 15.4 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-16IISEa 4.3:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 1134 39.2" & 11.8" 0.42/800, 0.48/600, 0.55/450 15.4 kg 21.7 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-20IISEa 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 1298 39.4" & 13.2" 0.48/800, 0.55/600, 0.60/480 16.8 kg 25.0 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-30IISEa 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 1417 39.4" & 13.2" 0.55/770, 0.60/640, 0.70/500 16.8 kg 25.0 kg Crossbar AL AL AL
MK-50IISEa 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 4BB + 1TB 1707 37.8" & 11.9" 0.55/910, 0.70/590, 0.90/360 27.2 kg 39.0 kg Topless AL AL AL
MK-50WIISEa 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 4BB + 1TB 1843 37.8" & 11.9" 0.70/820, 0.75/710, 0.90/510 27.2 kg 39.0 kg Crossbar AL AL AL
MK-80WIISEa 3.1:1 & 1.2:1 6BB + 1TB 3289 45.7" & 20.5" 0.90/910, 1.00/770, 1.12/600 32.1 kg 45.4 kg Crossbar AL AL AL
MK-130IISEa 2.2:1 & 1.2:1 6BB + 1TB 4750 39.7" & 21.7" 0.90/1450, 1.00/1170, 1.12/900 34.1 kg 45.4 kg Crossbar AL AL AL

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