Okuma’s new large arbor design gives faster line retrieval for a single action reel. The Airframe graphite large arbor reels offer incredible value in the traditional exclusive world of large arbor reels.
The new Airframe uses the same one-way roller bearing technology found on the higher end reels. allowing for drag-free retrievals. Costing for no more than a few Wooly Buggers , the Airframe is a great starter reel for a first foray into large arbor fishing , or an extra all-arounder.
If the Large Arbor concept has piqued your interest...but you’re not quite sure, give this one a try.
This Graphite reel has Quick line pick up and a disc drag for a price that’s in anyone’s budget.
Size: 4/6 or 7/9
Drag Free Retrieval : The Drag Free Retrieval system allows anglers to crank freely with no resistance by utilizing our corrosion resistant stainless steel roller bearing. This is a one-way roller bearing so the spool is only engaged in one direction. As soon as you spin the handle backwards you have instant drag engagement. By reversing this bearing in the spool, you can quickly change the handle retrieve direction.
If you cast with your right hand and retrieve with your left hand then you want Left Hand Retrieve.
If you cast with your left hand and retrieve with your right hand then you want Right Hand Retrieve.
Note: Some prefer to use the same hand for casting and retrieving by setting the hook before switching the rod to the opposite hand. This is perfectly acceptable. The important thing is that you retrieve with the hand with which you are most comfortable (fastest retrieve).
Backing Material Information
For a small fee we will put 20# test Dacron backing material by 3M-Scientific Anglers on to your reel.
Be sure to select your retrieve (see above).
Standard Backing is built with advanced 3M technology that allows 3M to create small diameter backing without losing the inherent strength of the backing material.
Exceptionally thin material for more reel capacity
Low coefficient of friction minimizes wear on guides