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Okuma Makaira Two Speed Reels

Brand: Okuma
Product Code: MK-10II - MK-80WII
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Price: $439.99

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Makaira Two Speed Reel Overview
Every once in a while a product emerges that resets the standards by which all others are compared, the inception of the Okuma Makaira is just that!
Years of research and development have resulted in an offshore game reel that is so unique in design, so perfect in construction, and loaded with ground breaking technologies that are both innovative and practical.
 
The Okuma Makaira operates on the 4D system:
 
1. Design: Technology driven design
 
2. Drive: Helical drive system for improved gear meshing and cranking power
 
3. Drag: Carbon fibre DFD with cal’s universal drag grease for maximum smoothness
 
4. Durability: Constructed with cutting edge materials and processing methods
 
 
Patented DFD Drag System: 
The Specialized carbon DFD system was specifically engineered to be mounted in the right side of the spool in order to bring all the mechanical workings closer together to maximise alignment and durability. The farther mechanical parts are separated, the more opportunity there is for tolerance error and flexing, which causes parts alignments issues. 
The DFD principle was specifically designed around the “Pull Bar Drag System.” The major advantage to this type of drag system is that the drag is being pulled rather than pushed. The most common type of lever drag in the industry is the “Push Bar Drag System.” The Push Bar system places heavy pressure on the left side plate and utilizes the frame for overall stability which is a fatal flaw in this type of design. This pressure creates frame flex, reducing drag pressure and causing tolerance alignment issues. This problem is further exaggerated on models from competitors with open top designs. One of the major benefits to the Pull Bar design is that there is no pressure placed on the frame. The Makaira and Cedros open top model designs will not suffer frame flex found in our competitor’s reels. 
This highly efficient drag system was designed to increase maximum drag pressure, reduce side load pressure on ball bearings and improve heat dissipation for long term smoothness over extended periods. The Okuma DFD is considered a wet drag system comprised of two carbon fiber drag washers that are sandwiched together and bonded with a fibreglass core. Pure carbon washers are coated with a thin layer of Cal Sheet’s Universal drag grease for virtually zero start up inertia. These washers are compressed by two precision ground 17-4 grade stainless drag plates that have been ground flat then polished for maximum smoothness. These stainless steel friction drag plates have a minimum 32 Rockwell hardness, allowing for high-end drag settings and consistently smooth drag performance at all ranges. The drag system is secured to the right side of the spool by a 6061-T6 grade aluminium cover that features Type-II anodizing for maximum alignment, strength and corrosion resistance. 
 
Helical Cut Gearing: 
Makaira and Cedros lever drag reels utilize helical cut main and pinion gears. This process allows for improved gear meshing which equates to improved gear smoothness. The angled teeth found in helical cut gears engage more gradually than straight cut or spur gear teeth. This allows helical gears to run smoother and quieter compared to spur gears. Spur gears cause impact stress and noise because of the hard meshing, and cannot take as much torque as helical gears because their teeth are receiving impact blows as they mesh together. Okuma 2-speed reels are the only machined aluminium 2-speed lever drag reels in the industry to use helical cut gear technology. 
 
Grease and Oil: 
To further enhance the corrosion resistance of Makaira reels, Okuma applies our CRC or Corrosion Resistant Coating process to all internal and external parts for maximum protection. Our CRC process utilizes a coating process of Corrosion X HD formula that actually penetrates and bonds to the aluminium parts for long term protection. The extra steps taken in the assembly of the Makaira allows this reel to be a leader in the fishing tackle industry for long term use and performance. To further enhance the Makaira’s function and performance, Okuma applies Cal’s Universal drag grease to our carbon fiber drag washers for the smoothest wet drag system. The addition of Cal’s drag grease allows for virtually zero start up inertia and smooth performance at all settings. Cal’s Universal grease is also used for coating moving parts such as the main and pinion gears for improved performance. 
 
Silent Anti-Reverse: 
The Makaira’s proprietary anti-reverse system allows for a smoother and quieter feeling. We equate this feeling to that of a Lexus, when compared to other reels in the market. Most reels in the market hide their rough gear quality by the noise and vibration caused by the engagement and clacking of the anti-reverse pawls. The Okuma silent system is unlike any other 2-speed reel in the industry for smoothness. This anti-reverse system is supported by a 12 point double dog anti-reverse pawl system. The Makaira system is very simple in principal but the performance is extremely advanced. As you turn the reel forward the anti-reverse pawls slide open allowing a friction free and quiet retrieve. As soon as the handle is stopped or pulled backwards the anti-reverse pawls are engaged into place by their drive shaft actuated sliding system. The strength of this anti-reverse system does not solely rely on a dog spring like found on most of our competitors reels. The sliding function does not rely heavily on a dog spring system and is mainly controlled by the forward and reverse movement applied to the drive shaft through the movement of the angler turning the handle. 
 

Makaira Two Speed Reel Options

Model                Bearings                Gear Ratio          Line Capacity mm/M

MK-10II                4BB + 1TB            4.7:1 / 2.1:1         0.37/420 0.42/350 0.48/260

MK-15II                4BB + 1TB            4.7:1 / 2.1:1         0.42/500 0.48/370 0.55/280

MK-20II                4BB + 1TB            3.8:1 / 1.7:1         0.48/800 0.55/600 0.60/480

MK-30II                4BB + 1TB            3.8:1 / 1.7:1         0.55/700 0.60/640 0.70/500

MK-50II                4BB + 1TB            3.2:1 / 1.3:1         0.55/910 0.70/590 0.90/360

MK-50WII           4BB + 1TB            3.2:1 / 1.3:1         0.70/820 0.75/710 0.90/510

MK-80WII           6BB + 1TB            3.1:1 / 1.2:1         0.90/910 1.00/770 1.12/600

Makaira Two Speed Reels Features

  • 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame with forged side plates
  • Proprietary hybrid corrosion resistant stainless steel gearing
  • Helical cut gears for extreme smoothness and gear meshing
  • Makaira reels all feature two-speed gearing systems
  • Gold anodized two-speed gear shifter housing
  • Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
  • CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
  • Patented spool pin system for use with braided or mono lines
  • Carbonite Dual Force drag system featuring Cal’s universal drag grease
  • Custom designed thrust bearing: Alleviates side load on heavy drag settings
  • 4-pcs ABEC-5 precision Sapporo stainless steel rubber sealed ball bearings
  • MK-80WII features 6-pcs of Sapporo ball bearings
  • Double-dog, proprietary silent anti-reverse system
  • Ratcheting drag lever and drag cam for precise drag setting
  • Patented T-Bar handle with Easy Roll graphite insert on all models
  • Heavy duty stainless steel ratcheting clicker system
  • Heavy duty, precision stainless steel drive and spool shafts
  • Type-II gold anodized frame, side plates, spool, drag lever and handle
  • Open top frame design on MK-10II, 15II, 20II and 50II
  • Lug and plug system on all open top reel models
  • Machined thumb rest on rear cross bar for improved ergonomics
  • Forged aluminum full hard anodized reel foot and reel clamp
  • Machine-etched marlin logo on left side plate
  • Precision placement of drain holes maximizes water removal from reel
  • Special screw ports around side plate screws reduces water/corrosion buildup
  • Okuma Lifetime Guarantee
 

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