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OKUMA FISHING's Fishing Equipment | Makaira Spinning Reel Manufacturing

Based in Taiwan, OKUMA FISHING TACKLE CO., LTD. is a Makaira Spinning 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 Spinning Reel

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.


Precision machine cut 17-4 grade forged stainless steel and light weight design.
AlumiLite Frame Construction AlumiLite Frame Construction
Provide more precise tolerances for precision gear alignment, maximum castability and ultimate durability.
Dual Force Drag Dual Force Drag
Maximize high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness.
Quick-Set Anti-Reverse Quick-Set Anti-Reverse
Engage the reel in one direction for rock-solid hook sets.
Cyclonic Flow Rotor Cyclonic Flow Rotor
Increase air flow through the ported rotor, minimizing water intrusion and corrosion.
DFD: Dual Force Drag System
The Makaira drag system utilizes the complete surface area of the carbon fiber drag washers; the system has been engineered to make full contact with the outer edges of our carbon washers, which maximizes efficiency and the ability to deliver high drag outputs. The DFD concept applies pressure to both sides of the spool in order to maximize use of the available surface area, enlarging the working surfaces of our drag system, and dramatically improving heat dissipation.
Dual Force Drag System
High-Output Drag
The Makaira spinning reel features a unique high output drag that can achieve extreme max pressures over 65-lbs. This unique drag system works very much like a conventional lever drag reel allowing anglers to pre-set their drag based on their target species or required drag output. The precision adjustment has 20 different reference numbers for anglers, but actually featured 60-individual detent points for precision fine tuning of the drag.
This special pre-set function sets the Makaira apart in this category of reel. Just like the Makaira lever drags, the Makaira spinning reel DFD comprises a wet Carbonite drag system featuring Cal's drag grease for low start up inertia and extreme heat protection.
High-Output Drag
Hydro Sealed Body and DFD
Makaira spinning reels are engineered to withstand the most brutal conditions the ocean can offer. To accomplish this, we equipped this series with 23 different oil-retaining o-rings and gaskets. Our engineers made this reel impervious to the elements, and by making it water tight, all the internal mechanisms are sealed and protected from salt. The result is the best-of-the-best when it comes to big game fishing reels.
Hydro Sealed Body and DFD
Powered by Forged Stainless
The Makaira spinning reels are in a class of their own featuring a forged stainless steel, machine cut main gear. While most reels in this category feature, bronze, aluminum or machine cut stainless steel gears, there is no other machined aluminum spinning reel on the market that features the strength and integrity of the Makaira’s forged stainless steel main gear. This reel was designed for ultimate strength, but we also wanted to make sure it was light enough to fish all day long, which is why we ported the main gear and incorporated other design elements to keep the reel light in weight, but strong in power. Internally there are lots of similarities to the Makaira lever drags, like the 17-4 grade machine cut stainless steel pinion gear and the heat treated 17-4-grade stainless steel spool shaft which was optimized to work with braided line and the high-output drag. There was no compromising in the internal design of the Makaira.
Powered by Forged Stainless
Forged Aluminum Housing
When our engineers set out to build the ultimate big game fishing reel, the starting point was the housing. In order to build a reel with no compromise, we constructed the frame, sideplate and rotor of forged aluminum. The reason we did this was that we wanted to ensure stability, consistency and ultimate strength. There are no diecast or injected carbon parts on this reel. There are machined aluminum reel on the market, but our forging process prior to machine cutting takes the Makaira to a completely different level of product performance.
Our engineers even included our Cyclonic Flow Rotor design into a forged machine cut platform which promotes increased airflow and drying time of standing water.
Forged Aluminum Housing
Dual Anti-Reverse
All Makaira spinning reels are equipped with a dual anti-revere system, in order to match the same strength and integrity as the rest of the reel. The Quick-Set anti-reverse features a top of the line German stainless steel one-way roller bearing for maximum strength and pulling power. In order to enhance the design further, Okuma engineers equipped this reel with a backup system that incorporated a ratchet that is mounted on the drive shaft on the backside of the main gear.
We had one goal in mind when designing the Makaira and that was to build every component to withstand the harsh elements and pressures of a big game environment.
Dual Anti-Reverse
Handle Strength
When designing the ultimate big game reel, we wanted to make sure we had all areas of the design covered. The last and final design element that we included was in the design of the actual handle. Most spinning reels can easily switch the handle to change the retrieve direction. The problem with this if you have a screw in style handle is that the threads are not the same diameter for both left and right hand retrieve. One side has to be smaller in diameter in order for this to work. In our quest to build the ultimate reel, we did not want to compromise on this point, so we made the decision to have separate handles for both left and right hand retrieve. This ensures that regardless of handle retrieve direction, there is no sacrifice in strength. We feel this is a minor inconvenience in order to offer a stronger and more durable platform. If a charter boat needs a reel with both retrieve directions, all you have to do is order a second handle.
Handle Strength


Makaira Spinning 
Model Gear ratio Bearings Weight
Line retrieve(cm) Max Drag Force(kg) Monofilament line capacity(diameter in mm.) Braided line rating (Tuf line) Frame Sideplates Rotor Spool
Left handed High-speed spinning reels
MK-10000L 4.9:1 9HPB + 1RB 810 101.6 25 0.32/400, 0.37/300, 0.42/250 415/50, 290/65 AL AL AL AL
MK-20000LS 5.8:1 9HPB + 1RB 997 131.1 30 0.45/450, 0.50/370, 0.55/300 490/65, 400/80 AL AL AL AL
MK-30000LS 5.8:1 9HPB + 1RB 1107 166.9 30 0.55/530, 0.60/450, 0.65/380 700/80, 570/100 AL AL AL AL
Right handed High-speed spinning reels
MK-10000R 4.9:1 9HPB + 1RB 810 101.6 25 0.32/420, 0.37/300, 0.42/250 415/50, 290/65 AL AL AL AL
MK-20000RS 5.8:1 9HPB + 1RB 997 131.1 30 0.45/450, 0.50/370, 0.55/300 490/65, 400/80 AL AL AL AL
MK-30000RS 5.8:1 9HPB + 1RB 1107 166.9 30 0.55/530, 0.60/450, 0.65/380 700/80, 570/100 AL AL AL AL

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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.