- The reel is beautiful and operates smoothly.
- It is affordable.
- The reel is weak and susceptible to breaking.
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If you are the angler who spends most of your time in the ocean or brackish waters, you need a reel that is specially designed to handle such conditions.
This reel is made of top quality materials, yet maintains affordability, that many anglers have come to love. Okuma Cedros High-Speed Spinning Reel is one of the tools that meets the needs of anglers who spent most of their time in the salty water.
The reel is designed for vertical jigging and is suitable in situations where fast retrieve is required.
Okuma Cedros High-Speed Spinning Reel has a high gear ratio of 5.7.1. The gears are coated with corrosion resistant material. Its maximum pressure ranges between 18lbs to 33lbs depending on the model.
The reel has 4+1 bearing which is certainly very low. Perhaps Okuma made this concessions so as to keep the price low. It enjoys a dual force drag system which gives it immense stopping power.
Its jigging handle is made of customized aluminium that makes it appealing to enthusiast that are looking for a sturdy constructed devise. The reel is specially designed for saltwater use and as such holds up where others fall short.
Okuma chose the dual force drag to solve one of the problems that fishing reels sometimes encounter. Most of the reels line must be able to make a 90 degree when coming off the spool. The line area is put under pressure and may make weak points to break or cause knots. To overcome or avoid this, it is necessary that the drag remains as smooth as possible.
The Dual Force Drag does exactly that and uses the spinning reel's empty underside to provide a secondary surface area that allows the Dual Force Drag to dissipate the heat more evenly. When the temperature is reduced, it keeps the drag system's pressure high and also helps to maintain the drag system stable.
Okuma utilizes the high-density gearing II technology in all the gears to make them corrosion resistant. It helps the tool to effectively put up with strains in the gear system and withstand saltwater.
Okuma Cedros High-Speed Spinning Reel Gear ratio is 5.7.1 and contributes to maintaining the smoothness of the brass gearing. The size of the pinion and drive gear has been increased to up the power of the reel and to offer increased leverage. The amount of torque delivered is incredible, and the high gear ratio allows the angler to experiences high-speed retrieve while maintaining the smooth.
If you are looking for a spinning reel to use in the ocean, it is important that you pick on one with features that can give you an advantage over your prey and help you win the battle.
Okuma Cedros High-Speed Spinning Reel comes with anti-reverse roller bearing that provides this tool crank control and tight slop free spool. The bearing prevents the spool from turning backward and will act against any reverse movement.
The anti-reverse loads will work on the spool through the gear and not directly. Also, the anti-reverse bearing absorbs shock and enhances the performance of the reel.
The reel's frame is rigid and made of die-cast aluminium. The frame is stronger and more durable. Unfortunately, aluminium is heavy even though it is tougher and smooth on the retrieve. Okuma chose to die cast aluminium since it is easier to maintain the cast aluminium than any other material. In fact, this is what makes them more durable.
Also, the die cast aluminium gives better finish even though it may not be as good as CNC machined. Lastly, it is possible to anodize or paint the cast aluminium even though they may not resist salt corrosion.
Although the reel comes with some negative factors, it remains a valuable asset to anglers who are just starting but are faced with a tight budget.
The reel performs well and lasts a little bit longer compared to other tools in its category. This reel will not feel as solid like the Daiwa saltiest, but it is certainly far much better than most of the tools that go at the same price.
When you buy it and use it, you will realize that it is one of those tools that gives you value for your money. It is low priced and affordable.
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