Okuma Helios Spinning Reel Review

Okuma Fishing Tackle Helios Extremely Lightweight Spinning Reel

Okuma Fishing Tackle Helios Extremely Lightweight Spinning Reel 1

Rating: 4.1/5

Gear Ratio




- Its retrieve is excellent.

- The carbon fiber makes it look pretty.

- It feels great, and its performance is superb.

- It is cheaper compared to reels in the same class.


- Low quality.


Okuma Reels Comparison

  • Okuma Avenger ABF Feeder Reel
  • 6 ball bearings and 1 anti-reverse bearing
  • Enhanced baitfeeding system
  • Multi-disk drag system
  • Corrosion-resistant construction
  • Okuma Magda Pro Line Reel
  • 2 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Level wind line guide
  • Mechanical line counter function
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant frame and side plates
  • Okuma Cold Water Trolling Reel
  • Ability to set precise drag settings
  • Self-lubricating gear system
  • Multi-disc drag system
  • Lightweight frame and side plates
  • Okuma Trio High Speed Spinning Reel
  • 10 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Quick-set anti-reverse bearing
  • Precision Dual Drag Force system
  • Hybrid spool design
  • Okuma Ceymar Lightweight Spinning Reel
  • 7 ball bearings and 1 roller bearing
  • 5.0:1 gear ratio
  • Multi-disk, oiled felt drag system
  • Left-hand or right-hand retrieve


Okuma has introduced a brand new high-end but reasonably priced Helios Spinning Reel. It is a new carbon-based tool that is expected to take fishing to another level. It is incredibly durable, corrosion resistant and comes with advanced features that anglers would be happy to find in a reel.

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Anglers who have had an opportunity to fish in saltwater will tell you that a reel with a corrosive resistant frame will give you better services than those that are not.

Also, a real whose drag system is protected from debris and water is all you need to enjoy fishing. Okuma's new Helios spinning reel is based on these features.


Helios Fishing Spinning Reel boasts of top artistry. It is made with precision and is, certainly, a top quality tool. Okuma employs the latest technology in designing and making this amazing reel. It is ultra-light, durable and sturdy.

It utilizes the new long strand fiber technology and aluminium brass gears that are less prone to corrosion. The frame is made of graphite that features long carbon strands interwoven many times to give it more strength.

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The real comes with a 9HPB+ 1RB stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant. It comes with oscillating gears, precision alumilite alloy gear and weighs 6.8 oz.

Product Features

Gearing System:

Helios spinning reel come in a range of sizes and will feature 6.0:1 and 5.0:1gear ratio. The reel is designed to handle everything ranging from braided line to mono. It has a Precision Elliptical Gearing design that is patented and uses elliptical shaped oscillation gears to improve smoothness and maximize durability.

The gears provide an exceptional line, which ensures a smooth spool stroke. It is important since it ensures that the spool does not jump as it is common in many other reels.

Multi-Disc Carbonite Drag System:

The new Helios Spinning Reel comes with a multi-disc Carbonate drag system, which features carbon based drag material that displaces friction and heat even when it is under harsh fishing conditions. The drag system utilizes the specially- formulated Okuma drag grease which allows for a wider but smooth drag range.

It ensures that the reel has super fish-stopping power and performs exceptionally well in all conditions. The carbonite drag system comes with a Hydro Block watertight seal whose work is to dissipate heat. The system enhances the ability to catch a fish by keeping the line from breaking off and tiring the fish.

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Quick-Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing:

Helios Fishing Spinning Reel comes with anti-reverse roller bearing which utilizes the springs to compress and allow the rollers to move freely in the normal direction. The springs align themselves to help position the rollers and enable them to lock into the edges on the retainer. This way, they stop movement if moved in the opposite direction.

Okuma Fishing Tackle Helios

The roller moves freely and will firmly be locked between the retainer and the load. The ball bearings are close to the clutch to carry the radial load and ensure that there is always the correct alignment. It ensures that the clutch does not slip and minimizes back-play.

When the handle is spin rapidly, it depresses the clutch bar and the handle stops. If the handle does not stop, then it is necessary that the anti-reverse bearing is replaced

Lightweight C-40X Carbon Frame, Rotor, and Sideplate:

Helios Fishing Spinning Reel utilizes the c-40x long strand carbon fiber. It features a mixture of fiber strands, and high carbon interweaved several times to enhance its strength. It uses less resin and fiber which are less weighty.

Also, the rotor system is constructed using the long strands carbon fiber while the sideplates have about 1000 carbon fiber inserts, a thing that enables them to achieve the targeted strength to weight ratios. It is critical in ensuring that maximum power is delivered with minimum weight.


If you fish regularly, it is important that you buy a spinning reel that will last longer. Okuma's Helios seem to be doing well in this endeavor.

The reel's retrieve is consistent and smooth. Its drag is steady and fantastic and will make every cast feel great.

It has a landing of about 6lb, and the drag system manages 10lb braid. In my opinion, this is one of the reels you must buy if you want to battle out with powerful predators.

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