IN recent years, Okuma has been busy developing new patented technologies and incorporating the latest cutting-edge materials to ensure the latest releases are both feature packed and high performance, while also offering anglers excellent value for money.
One of these new releases from Okuma, the Helios SX spinning reel, is now available to Aussie anglers in 20, 30 and 40 sizes. One of the first things you will notice about this classy-loo king reel is the weight reduction, achieved through use of Okuma’s new C-40X long-strand carbon fibre technology. C-40X features elongated and reinforced fibres to create a substantially stronger composite than standard graphite material that is 1.5 times stronger, 25 percent lighter and 100 percent anti-corrosive.
In short, it makes your reel lighter and more durable.Combine this with Okuma’s Torsion Control Armor, a double-arm design in the reel stem that encapsulates the body of the reel, creating high torsion and flex resistance to reduce twist and torque, while keeping internal parts perfectly aligned, and you have a lightweight, rigid reel th at sees power transferred effectively and efficiently.
Other features of this quality reel include 8HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings for silky smooth performance and ALG: Precision Alumilite alloy main gear and oscillating gears. This combines with a heavy-duty, solid aluminium bail wire and RESII: Computer Balanced Rotor Equalizing System to ensure a solid and stable feel.
The Centrifugal Disc Bail incorporates a perfectly weighted brass disc that creates a smoother and easier bail operation, while enabling the strength and stability of the bail function, along with Progressive Drag and a 1K woven carbon fibre drag knob that reduces weight and creates a more progressive drag setting.
SRP for the HSX-20 is $189.90, $199.90 for the HSX-30 and $219.90 for the HSX-40.