THE new upgraded Okuma Azores Blue spinning reel offers anglers a true heavy-duty saltwater reel and big fish stopper that won’t break the bank.
Designed specifically for saltwater fishing with proven power features and a patented interior design, the Azores Blue is much more durable, stronger and smoother than other reels in its class.
Features include 6HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings that are more than 10 times more resistant to salt water than standard stainless steel bearings, dual anti-reverse system for maximum security, Corrosion-Resistant Coating process and HDGII: Corrosion-Resistant, High Density Gearing.
Impressive drags, thanks to multi-disc carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD: Dual Force Drag, is a system designed for maximum high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness, providing maximum drag pressures well above many equivalent size reels, including those in much higher price brackets.
The Okuma Azores Blue reels feature an impressive 13kg maximum drag on the 4000 and 5500 sizes and a brutal 20kg maximum drag on the 6500, 8000 and 9000 sizes.
ALC: Rigid diecast aluminium body, sideplate and rotor combined with MSS: Carbon Mechanical Stabilising System, stabilises the spool shaft at three key stress points to eliminate flex under pressure, meaning strength, durability and minimal flex, keeping internals aligned and running smoother.
The feature list continues with Hydro Block watertight drag seal, machined aluminium handle for added strength and machined aluminium spool with LCS, long cast lip.A ll these features and more combine to create a truly affordable saltwater reel capable of handling trophy-sized saltwater fish.
SRP for the Okuma Azores Blue reel 4000 is $179.90, $189.90 for the 5500, $209.90 for the 6500 and $219.90 for the 8000 and 9000.