Derived from the Okuma 4D Concept which focuses on Design, Drive, Drag and Durability as core performance elements, Makaira spinning reels are built from the ground up to the the toughest, most durable spinning reels an angler can own. Constructed from the finest and strongest materials available, Makaira series reels are big game reels developed to pursue everything from Yellowtail Kingfish and Yellowfin Tuna, to the most formidable adversaries in the ocean
DFD: Dual Force Drag System
The Makaira drag system utilizes the complete surface area of the carbon fiber drag washers; the system has been engineered to make full contact with the outer edges of our carbon washers, which maximizes efficiency and the ability to deliver high drag outputs. The DFD concept applies pressure to both sides of the spool in order to maximize use of the available surface area, enlarging the working surfaces of our drag system, and dramatically improving heat dissipation.
The Makaira spinning reel features a unique high output drag that can achieve extreme max pressures over 65-lbs. This unique drag system works very much like a conventional lever drag reel allowing anglers to pre-set their drag based on their target species or required drag output. The precision adjustment has 20 different reference numbers for anglers, but actually featured 60-individual detent points for precision fine tuning of the drag.
This special pre-set function sets the Makaira apart in this category of reel. Just like the Makaira lever drags, the Makaira spinning reel DFD comprises a wet Carbonite drag system featuring Cal’s drag grease for low start up inertia and extreme heat protection.
Hydro Sealed Body and DFD
Makaira spinning reels are engineered to withstand the most brutal conditions the ocean can offer. To accomplish this, we equipped this series with 23 different oil-retaining o-rings and gaskets. Okuma engineers made this reel impervious to the elements, and by making it water tight, all the internal mechanisms are sealed and protected from salt. The result is the best-of-the-best when it comes to big game fishing reels.
Powered by Forged Stainless
The Makaira spinning reels are in a class of their own featuring a forged stainless steel, machine cut main gear. While most reels in this category feature, bronze, aluminum or machine cut stainless steel gears, there is no other machined aluminum spinning reel on the market that features the strength and integrity of the Makaira’s forged stainless steel main gear. This reel was designed for ultimate strength, but we also wanted to make sure it was light enough to fish all day long, which is why we ported the main gear and incorporated other design elements to keep the reel light in weight, but strong in power. Internally there are lots of similarities to the Makaira lever drags, like the 17-4 grade machine cut stainless steel pinion gear and the heat treated 17-4-grade stainless steel spool shaft which was optimized to work with braided line and the high-output drag. There was no compromising in the internal design of the Makaira.
Forged Aluminum Housing
When Okuma engineers set out to build the ultimate big game fishing reel, the starting point was the housing. In order to build a reel with no compromise, they constructed the frame, sideplate and rotor of forged aluminum. The reason they did this was that they wanted to ensure stability, consistency and ultimate strength. There are no diecast or injected carbon parts on this reel. There are machined aluminum reel on the market, but Okuma forging process prior to machine cutting takes the Makaira to a completely different level of product performance.
Okuma engineers even included Okuma Cyclonic Flow Rotor design into a forged machine cut platform which promotes increased airflow and drying time of standing water.
All Makaira spinning reels are equipped with a dual anti-revere system, in order to match the same strength and integrity as the rest of the reel. The Quick-Set anti-reverse features a top of the line German stainless steel one-way roller bearing for maximum strength and pulling power. In order to enhance the design further, Okuma engineers equipped this reel with a backup system that incorporated a ratchet that is mounted on the drive shaft on the backside of the main gear.
We had one goal in mind when designing the Makaira and that was to build every component to withstand the harsh elements and pressures of a big game environment.
When designing the ultimate big game reel, Okuma wanted to make sure they had all areas of the design covered. The last and final design element that they included was in the design of the actual handle. Most spinning reels can easily switch the handle to change the retrieve direction. The problem with this if you have a screw in style handle is that the threads are not the same diameter for both left and right hand retrieve. One side has to be smaller in diameter in order for this to work. In okuma quest to build the ultimate reel, they did not want to compromise on this point, so they made the decision to have separate handles for both left and right hand retrieve. This ensures that regardless of handle retrieve direction, there is no sacrifice in strength. Okuma feel this is a minor inconvenience in order to offer a stronger and more durable platform. If a charter boat needs a reel with both retrieve directions, all you have to do is order a second handle.
Okuma Makaira 20000 Spinning Reel Features:
- Forged stainless steel main gear for ultimate power
- BB Material: High performance stainless steel bearings
- Gear material: stainless steel on main gear/transmission gear/main shaft
- Drag knob: CNC machine cut aluminium
- DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag system
- Precision click drag adjustment for more precise settings
- Multi-disc, Carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD
- Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing plus ratchet system
- Dual anti-reverse system for maximum security
- CRC: Corrosion-resistant coating process
- ALC: Rigid diecast aluminium body, sideplate and rotor
- MSS: Carbon Mechanical Stabilizing System
- Precision Elliptical Gearing System
- Machined aluminium, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
- Machined aluminium handle arm for added strength
- Hydro Block water tight drag seal
- Heavy duty, solid aluminium bail wire
Okuma Makaira 20000 Spinning Reel Specifications:
- Weight: 921g
- Maximum drag: 30kg
- Ratio: 5.8:1
- Bearings: 9HPB + 1RB
- Line capacity: 0.55/340m PE8/340m