Makaira Spinning Reel
- 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.
- 9HPB + 1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings.
- Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability.
- Quick-Set stainless steel German anti-reverse roller bearing.
- CRC: Corrosion-resistant coating process.
- 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.
- Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire with manual trip function.
- Rotor brake system works in conjunction with manual bail trip.
- Machined aluminum handle knob: Custom options available.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.
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.
|Model||Gear Ratio||Bearings||Weight (oz.)||Line retrieve||Max Drag Pressure||Monofilament line capacity (diameter in mm.)||Braided line rating (Tuf line)||Frame||Sideplates||Rotor||Spool|
|Standard Speed Spinning Reels|
|MK-20000LS||5.8:1||9HPB + 1RB||32.5||51.6"||66-lbs||440/25 (0.48)|
|MK-30000LS||5.8:1||9HPB + 1RB||36.7||65.7"||66-lbs||490/40 (0.60)|
|High-Speed Spinning Reels|
|MK-20000RS||5.8:1||9HPB + 1RB||32.5||51.6"||66-lbs||440/25 (0.48)|
|MK-30000RS||5.8:1||9HPB + 1RB||36.7||65.7"||66-lbs||490/40 (0.60)|