25 posts in this topic

I was looking a Okuma reel, Oryx 90 is the model. Any comments?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not familiar with the the okuma reels, but the description of the reel sounds like it would make a good surf reel,,,hopefully someone here has experience with that particular reel,,,I do know that okuma makes a pretty good reel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okuma reels suck. Horrid construction, don't drop it in the sand or it will stop working (unless they've done major redesign in the past 2 years) I have never talked to anyone who used an Okuma in the salt that liked it. I have 3 AV65s and 2 of the 3 have been in for repairs (within the first 2 trips out) I bought them early in the season and ended up spending more time on the boat than I spent on the beach that year, so it was 3 trips but 6-9 months later that they broke, and they charged me to repair them. INTERNAL parts are CRAP, and here's the external parts. This was taken at AI 2 years ago...

so in my opinion, they suck, they will never get more money out of me......

normal_broken_pole_693.jpg.e26bf34ceb1c2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree. Okuma reels are not good for anything.

edit... I have an Okuma Reel for my sharking and it works fine. Brought in some HUGE rays, just doesn't have a loud clicker. I really should have bought another Penn Senator.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i bought an okuma one time. seemed really nice in the shop, real smooth.

used it for a bit, was ok perch fishin, until i hooked a 5lb catfish, then it busted. nope never again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW,,,something tells me you guys don't like Okuma.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i think id rather have an old zebco 202 than anew okuma, more reliable imho

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow I have 3 Okuma's a Coronado CD65 and 2 Epixor EB65's and have just one probleme with one of them ,hade to fix a spring that came out but after that have no problems and I've pulled in some heavey rocks and a 44" red drum at 45 to 50# plus, not to say some big rays with at less a 3 to 4 1/2 wing span or more I know that I would buy another one. but the ones that I mentioned are the only ones that I have uesed. So my knowlage is limeted to the two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the help guys. Now the next question is what does every one think of Power pro spectra line? I always fish Ande line, I have tried berkley and stren but found on big fish knot failure big time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As for Spectra line I can't say.

I can say with a positive view that I use Ande and so far have had zero breaks.

Hint-Hint.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That picture is a carbon copy of what happened to a buddy of mines Okuma Avenger 80. The top of the reel just completely snapped off in the reel seat. One reel I fish with is an Okuma Sira 65. It works great so far after 2 seasons. I keep the drag clean and oiled and freshwater rinse after every trip. So my feelings are mixed on Okumas. :?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, I just got done taking apart one of my okuma AV65's to make sure it was good to go for the weekend. When I took it apart it seemed to work fine, the Anti Reverse stopped working once I put it back together. If you look under the spool, in that black plastic piece of crap, the mechanism is in there somewhere......JUNK I say......The only Metal on the entire reel are the gears......if you look at the cover, right next to the screw hole...you'll see a gouge out of the cover....I barely slipped and got that gouge...that isn't a scratch either...thats a deep gouge...JUNK JUNK JUNK....never again

avenger_frame_162.jpg.330ac69f1e868faa77

avenger_cover_124.jpg.cbf1751bf6fb0ab5ba

avenger_65_disassembled_180.jpg.f26597b5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites