Targeting the largest and most powerful fish in the sea, especially with spinning gear, has become one of the hottest new angling trends in recent years. No longer only the land of pool-cue rods and oversized conventional reels, anglers are now pushing the limits of spinning gear to new heights, way beyond where anyone imagined it could go just a few years ago. But it takes powerful, purpose-built gear to handle the relentless strain and corrosive environments where the gnarliest of fish call home.
With names like Makaira, Alijos, Cavalla, and Tesoro leading the way, Okuma has firmly established itself as a key brand in big game fishing. Building on this solid reputation and angler preference, Okuma released the new Tesoro Spinning Reels to complement your customer’s arsenal in this expanding big game spinning reel market.
The Tesoro Spinning reel series is designed and purpose built for big game fishing, constructed with Okuma’s Alumilite body, side plate, and Cyclonic Flow Rotor construction for the ultimate in strength and power. With an IPX-7 full-body waterproof design (body, side plate, rotor and spool including the drag system), meaning it can be fully submerged in water without handle rotation at a depth of up to 1 meter/40 inches for up to 30 minutes, and it will remain bone dry and provide peak performance in even the harshest of conditions. There’s no worry of your customers experiencing reel failure when backing down on large pelagics or when a wave crashes over the gunnel as these reels remain impervious to such conditions.
Bruiser bluefin tuna? No problem!
High-flying silver kings? Bring them on!
Gear-destroying giant trevally? No sweat!
Amberjack? Striped bass? Marlin? Golden dorado? Tautog?
The list goes on and an on, and there is simply no fish too large, too powerful or too determined to outmatch the Okuma Tesoro thanks to the oversized brass main gear and C-6191 brass pinion gear that is double supported with ball bearings. The carbonite high output DFD drag system is packed up with Cal’s drag grease and puts out up to 55 pounds of pure fish-stopping power. The reel is built with a custom titanium spool shaft that reduces flex and weight. This provides exceptional strength for use with braided line and ensures proper spool alignment even under the heaviest of drag loads. Further, titanium will not corrode making it even more impervious to the ill effects of continued use in a saltwater environment.
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