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Okuma "Helios"

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Okuma Helios Spinning Reel

Reel Make & Model

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MSRP ($):
139.99

"Helios" spinning reels feature new C-40X long strand carbon fiber frames and rotors along with aluminum main and oscillation gear to deliver state-of-the art Helios spinning reels. The combination of frame and gear components make Helios spinning reels up to 25% lighter and 50% stronger thank standard designs. Available in sizes 25,30, 35 and 40 in standard 5.0:1 gear ratio, as well as sizes 25 and 40 in high-speed gear ratio of 6.8-ounces of total weight and feature a full carbon fiber drag and carbon fiber handle design. Helios Reels Feature:

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Okuma Helios Spinning

I have both of these reels and I am very impressed with the performance so far. I have used them each about a dozen times and have had no issues.

Though these reels are listed at $139.99, I was able to find some good deals last year for less than $100. Even at the suggested list price they are a great deal, especially when I compare to my Shimano Stradic Ci4 or Ci4+, reels that are substantially more money.

The Okuma Helios line of Spinning reels can also be used in saltwater. I took them with me to Australia and I had no issues with the brackish water.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Light weight, durability, smooth drag, line capacity
Cons:
non

Equipment Model

Model:
Okuma 30 and 40
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