looking at new fishing reel

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by cassk, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    I've been looking at the Okuma V-65 SA, I like what I've been reading about this reel. Does anyone have one of these reels and what do you think of it?
    Cassk
     
  2. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Okuma makes one of the best spinning reel they will compete with shaimano (spelling
     

  3. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    If you buy one,be sure and give us a full report. I am always in the market for a new reel. I just hate being the one trying it out first.
     
  4. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I have 3 OkumaABF reels and I love them, they're smooth and strong. I haven't tried any other reel by them but if it's anything like the ones I own I think you'll be happy with it.
     
  5. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    i have the epixor ef80 i love it im fixing to try a bait caster of okumas i would highly recomend okuma to any one
     
  6. ronlyn239

    ronlyn239 New Member

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    The only thing you have to watch for with Okuma is that they have cheap reels up to expensive. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Buy one of their upper end reels and you will be delighted, but if you buy a cheap one, you will have a bad case of buyer's remorse!
     
  7. HOPPY4

    HOPPY4 New Member

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    cassk,
    You should be MORE than Happy with it!!! It is the Upper End of their Spinning line and carries a price to boot! Line Capacity is a Big Plus with this one as well. I have used many of their products and know them to be Worth the MONEY! I must also say that the European versions must be selected Very Carefully! JMHO!!!!

    HOPPY4
     
  8. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    I dont own one but i hear the VS are excellent reels from another forum.
     
  9. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Cass just forget about reels... The way you been catching bigger and bigger fish you need to just get a winch.:wink::smile2:
     
  10. flying_v_64

    flying_v_64 New Member

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    I have an Okuma Stratos XTF55 and so far it's been a great reel. Hauled in a couple of nice cats with it.
     
  11. cassk

    cassk New Member

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    Thankyou all for the info, I now feel I've made a good choice in reels. I have written "Santa Baby" a letter, the Okuma reel being at the top of list!! I sure hope Santa comes through for me. Can't think of one time this year that I've been BAD, it's got to be a sure thing!!! :big_smile:
     
  12. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i have the okuma abf 50 on a 6 ft rod and am very happy with it, on my 7 ft poles i use shimano 4500 baitrunners which are awesome, i also have a cabela's salt striker 65 baitrunner on a 8 ft pole which is also a good reel for the price the salt strikers are made by okuma