Okuma Azores XP 8000 Tournament Concept Heavy Topwater Combo

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  • Regular price $479.00

The new Azores XP 8000 reel on a new Tournament Concept rod for heavy topwater fishing. A heavy duty combo for kingfish fishing.


The Reel

The new Azores XP begin with proven power features including die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor, machine cut pinion gear and the Okuma Dual Force Drag system that utilizes a traditional top drag stack in concert with an oversized Carbonite drag washer beneath the spool to increase high-end drag output as well as spool stability under load.

The Azores XP reels feature dual anti-reverse systems. The one-way clutch bearing is joined by a ratcheting anti-reverse that is molded into the bottom of the rotor separating the Azores from its competition. The Mechanical Stabilization System keeps all key components aligned. The 6mm stainless steel spool shaft is surrounded by an 8mm brass spool shaft sleeve that dramatically increases stability of the spool and drag system alignment when fished under the Azores maximum family drag output of up to 44lbs of pressure


  • Model: Z-8000
  • Gear ratio: 5.4:1
  • Bearings: 6BB+1RB
  • Weight: 720g
  • Line retrieve: 43.3"
  • Max drag: 20kg
  • Mono Line capacity(mm/m): 0.40/250, 0.45/200, 0.50/160
  • PE braid Capacity: 5/290, 6/245, 8/180

The Rod

Designed specifically for throwing heavy stickbaits and poppers for NZ kingfish.

New for the 2021/22 season. A 2 piece 7'9 heavy Stickbait/Popper rod in the Tournament Concept series. Perfect for heavy stickbait and popper bashing. Lots of power and response in the rod will enhance the joy to fish. 


Action: Heavy 
Length: 7’9″
Recommended Lure Range: 100-190g
Line Weight: PE 8
Construction: 2 pc