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Introducing the Okuma X-Series Spinning Reels – the pinnacle of performance and innovation for anglers of all levels. Crafted with precision engineering and cutting-edge technology, these reels are designed to elevate your fishing experience to new heights.

 

Featuring a lightweight and rigid aluminum body, the Okuma X-Series Spinning Reels offer the perfect balance of strength and durability. The C-40X carbon injected rotor and side plate further enhance the reel's durability while keeping it lightweight for effortless handling.

 

Equipped with multi-disk Carbonite drag washers boasting a 22-lbs max drag on the 2500 and 3000 and a full 24-lbs of drag on the 4000, these reels provide smooth and consistent performance even when battling the toughest of fish. The Hydro Block body and drag system ensure water intrusion is prevented, allowing you to fish with confidence in any conditions.

 

The CNC precision cut, anodized AL70 aluminum drive gear and AL70 hard anodized aluminum spool shaft contribute to the reel's reduced weight without compromising on strength. With 10BB + 1RB stainless steel bearings, the Okuma X-Series Spinning Reels deliver ultimate smoothness and precision with every cast and retrieve.

 

Incorporating Cyclonic Flow Rotor Technology (CFR), these reels optimize airflow for improved casting distance and accuracy. The reversible screw-in machined aluminum handle design offers versatility and comfort during extended fishing sessions.

 

Additional features include a precision machine-cut brass pinion gear, Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing, machined aluminum super-light anodized aluminum spool, and a one-piece seamless bail wire design. Plus, with the RESII computer balanced Rotor Equalization System, you can expect consistent performance with every use.

 

Backed by a 1-year limited warranty, the Okuma X-Series Spinning Reels are the ultimate choice for anglers seeking top-notch quality, performance, and reliability on the water. Upgrade your gear and experience the difference today!

 

 

looks like a 23 stradic

I've done stuff I ain't proud of, and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting.

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Bit of a conspiracy theory here, BUT is it possible that there is an updated Saragosa SW in the works? I ask, because Shimano Asia released a 2024 Stradic SW. According to AH, The Saragosa and Stradic SW's were basically the same reels. My curiosity is thus peaked.

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The Tesoro 4000 boasts Okuma’s renowned precision engineering, featuring a durable aluminum body and rotor, along with a high-performance drag system that delivers smooth, consistent pressure. This reel is built to handle the toughest saltwater conditions while remaining lightweight and easy to handle.

 

Key Features:

*Compact 4000 size ideal for inshore and light offshore fishing
*Durable aluminum body and rotor
*High-performance drag system with smooth, consistent pressure
*Corrosion-resistant coating for longevity in saltwater environments
*Lightweight design for ease of use

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Introducing the Okuma Ceymar Baitfeeder "A" – the ultimate reel for anglers seeking superior performance and reliability on the water. Engineered with precision and packed with innovative features, this reel is designed to take your fishing experience to the next level.

Featuring an On/Off auto trip bait feeding system, the Okuma Ceymar Baitfeeder "A" allows you to easily switch between baitfeeding mode and standard mode, giving you greater control over your fishing experience.

 

The Flite shaft system ensures increased smoothness, providing a seamless casting and retrieving experience. With multi-disc Carbonite drag washers and 7BB+1RB stainless steel bearings, this reel delivers unmatched performance and durability.

 

The Quick-Set anti-reverse bearing ensures solid hook sets, while the precision machine-cut brass pinion gear offers smooth and reliable operation. Plus, with a corrosion-resistant frame, sideplate, and rotor, the Okuma Ceymar Baitfeeder "A" is built to withstand the harshest saltwater conditions.

 

Incorporating Cyclonic Flow Rotor technology (CFR), this reel optimizes airflow for improved casting distance and accuracy. The rigid metal handle design provides strength and stability during intense battles with trophy fish.

 

The machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip ensures smooth line release, while the heavy-duty solid aluminum bail wire offers added durability. With the RESII computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System, you can expect consistent performance with every use.

 

Backed by a 1-year limited warranty, the Okuma Ceymar Baitfeeder "A" is the perfect choice for anglers who demand nothing but the best. Upgrade your gear and experience the difference today!

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Introducing the Okuma Guide Select "B" Swimbait Rods – the ultimate choice for anglers seeking precision and performance when targeting trophy-sized fish with swimbaits. Crafted with precision engineering and packed with innovative features, these rods are designed to elevate your fishing experience to new heights.

 

Built for responsiveness and sensitivity, the Okuma Guide Select "B" Swimbait Rods feature light and responsive 30/40-Ton, low resin carbon rod blanks, ensuring optimal performance and power when it matters most. The UFR (Ultimate Flex Reinforced) rod tip technology provides enhanced sensitivity and strength, allowing anglers to detect even the slightest of bites.

 

Designed for maximum durability, the rods feature Evo Graph 1K woven carbon reinforced blanks, providing added strength and resilience to handle the most aggressive fish. The Fuji K-concept guide frames, featuring Fuji Alconite guide inserts, offer smooth line flow and reduced friction, ensuring long casts and precise presentations.

 

Equipped with a Fuji ECS Reel Seat with a stylish aluminum locknut, these rods provide a secure and stable reel attachment, even during the most intense battles. The tapered EVA split grip design on MH and H models ensures a comfortable and secure grip, while the full tapered EVA rear grip on XH and XXH models provides added leverage and control when battling big fish.

 

For anglers on the go, the Okuma Guide Select "B" Swimbait Rods are also available in 4 pc. travel rod models, available in H and XH. Each travel rod comes with a protective tube for easy transport, allowing anglers to take their fishing adventures to new locations with ease.

 

Featuring heavy-duty hook keepers on all models, the Okuma Guide Select "B" Swimbait Rods are backed by a 1-year limited warranty, providing anglers with peace of mind and confidence on the water. Elevate your swimbait fishing game with the Okuma Guide Select "B" Swimbait Rods – the perfect combination of precision, performance, and reliability for anglers of all levels.

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Introducing the Okuma Cat Slayer Custom Catfish Rods – the ultimate choice for anglers pursuing trophy-sized catfish. Crafted with precision engineering and packed with innovative features, these rods are designed to tackle the toughest freshwater battles with ease.

 

Built with the needs of catfish anglers in mind, the Okuma Cat Slayer Custom Catfish Rods feature rod tapers specifically developed for targeting trophy catfish, ensuring optimal performance and power when it matters most. The extremely durable E-glass rod blank construction provides maximum strength and resilience to handle the most aggressive fish.

 

Equipped with UFR (Ultimate Flex Reinforced) rod tip technology, these rods offer enhanced sensitivity and durability, allowing anglers to detect even the slightest of bites. Designed for night fishing enthusiasts, the rods feature UV activated paint and guide wrapping for maximum visibility in low-light conditions.

 

The double foot welded stainless steel guides offer ultimate durability and smooth line flow, while the spinning rod models boast deep pressed stainless steel inserts for added strength and performance. The heavy-duty aluminum reel seat with double lock nut ensures a secure and stable reel attachment, even during the most intense battles.

 

Featuring tapered shrink tube grips for durability and comfort, the Okuma Cat Slayer Custom Catfish Rods provide anglers with a comfortable and secure grip during extended fishing sessions. Plus, with a heavy-duty stainless-steel hook keeper, your bait will stay securely in place when not in use.

 

Backed by a 1-year limited warranty, the Okuma Cat Slayer Custom Catfish Rods offer anglers peace of mind and confidence on the water. Elevate your catfishing game with the Okuma Cat Slayer Custom Catfish Rods – the perfect combination of durability, performance, and reliability for anglers of all levels.

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Introducing the Okuma Cat Slayer Catfish Rods – the ultimate solution for anglers targeting trophy-sized catfish. Crafted with precision engineering and packed with innovative features, these rods are designed to tackle the toughest of freshwater battles with ease.

 

Built for durability and performance, the Okuma Cat Slayer Catfish Rods feature a durable fiberglass rod blank construction, ensuring maximum strength and resilience in the heat of the action. The UFR (Ultimate Flex Reinforced) rod tip technology provides added strength and sensitivity, allowing anglers to detect even the subtlest of bites.

 

Designed for night fishing enthusiasts, these rods feature UV activated paint and guide wrapping, ensuring maximum visibility in low-light conditions. The double foot stainless steel guides offer ultimate durability and smooth line flow, while the tapered EVA grips provide superior comfort and control during extended fishing sessions.

 

With a 2-pcs rod blank construction, the Okuma Cat Slayer Catfish Rods are convenient to transport and store, without compromising on performance. The heavy-duty stainless steel hook keeper ensures secure storage of your bait when not in use.

 

Backed by a 1-year limited warranty, the Okuma Cat Slayer Catfish Rods offer anglers peace of mind and confidence on the water. Elevate your catfishing game with the Okuma Cat Slayer Catfish Rods – the perfect combination of durability, performance, and reliability for anglers of all levels.

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Penn is putting out a new Battle DX IV reel at $129.99 not sure really what the differences are. Probably changing the drag and messing with the cosmetics. 
 

I will say these are great reels as is so… I use them for tog 

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SEAGUAR RELEASES FOUR NEW LINE BAGS BUILT FOR STORAGE AND EFFORTLESS SPOOLING

SEAGUAR RELEASES FOUR NEW LINE BAGS BUILT FOR STORAGE AND EFFORTLESS SPOOLING
 

Storage of your fishing gear is crucial for keeping it protected, organized, and in top operating condition. Seeing an opportunity to help anglers better manage fishing line storage, Seaguar has unveiled three new leader spool bags and a smart way to store larger bulk spools of line. These new line storage solutions serve a dual purpose of protective storage and to allow quick and easy access/spooling of your favorite Seaguar line.

 

“From rope holding leader spools together to re-purposed hard-plastic bins for storing spools, we’ve seen a myriad of home-made solutions for storing line over the years”, says Brian Evans, Assistant Marketing Manager for Seaguar. “Some have been quite creative but none have answered the needs for storage and access of line for all anglers from shore fishing to deep-sea trolling. We’ve taken the time to design bags that offer functional, compact, and portable solutions to managing line and leader,” he added.

 

The new Seaguar Leader Feeder bags are designed to store Seaguar leader spools and are available in three sizes to hold either 3 or 6 leader spools. Each of the three bags has a Velcro flap for easy access and secures the leader material inside, while the dual grommets allow you to feed the line for a simple and easy dispensing system. Each is made from durable, weather-resistant rip-stop nylon and custom-sized so that the Seaguar spools fit neatly and securely together. Now it’s easy to keep your leader assortment with multiple pound test sizes in one compact space for easy access.

 

The smallest Leader Feeder holds three small Seaguar leader spools that are 8 lb. test or smaller. The middle size holds three larger leader spools but can also accommodate Seaguar mainline fluorocarbon and braided line spools. The largest size holds six leader spools, such as the new Seaguar Pounce Bass Leader or other Seaguar fluorocarbon leaders, fluorocarbon mainlines, or braided line offerings.

 

Purchasing your most-used line in bulk saves money in the long run, but storing the larger spools can also be a challenge. Enter the Seaguar Bulk Line Go Bag, which secures up to six spools of 1000-yard Seaguar fluorocarbon in one well-built bag that also assists with spooling right from the bag itself.

 

The Bulk Line Go Bag is made with durable, weather-resistant rip-stop nylon and padded sides to protect your spools. The bottom of the bag includes no-slip plastic feet and corner guards built to protect. Inside are adjustable dividers for customization and molded, rubberized line ports that allow spooling reels right from the bag.

 

Evans said this is a very logical product extension for Seaguar. “We’re seeing the shifts in the way anglers are using line as presentations get more technical. Today, it’s not uncommon for someone to have 3 different pound test sizes of leader material in the boat and shift usage based on conditions.” He also noted that line storage and spooling are always of top interest to anglers. “We help provide answers for storage and spooling on our website and now we are offering solutions that securely store, dispense, and spool line so anglers can focus more on reeling in fish.”

 

Seaguar Leader Feeder will be available in three sizes with an MSRP from $18.99-$24.99. The Seaguar Bulk Line Go Bag has an MSRP of $69.99. Both will be available to consumers in the fall of 2024.

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