By Dave Brown
Okuma Fishing Tackle's Makaira and Andros platforms have revolutionized offshore conventional reel power and performance. Upon release of those products, Okuma's attention shifted to saltwater spinning reels, with a focus on advancing strength, performance and durability in the wildly popular Azores family of reels. All-new Okuma Azores blue spinning reels, the Z-4000H-Blue, Z-6000H-Blue, Z-8000H-Blue and Z-14000H-Blue are an extension of this popular lineup.
Azores Blue begin with proven power features including die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor, machine cut pinion gear and the Okuma Dual Force Drag system that utilizes a traditional top drag stack in concert with an oversized Carbonite drag washer beneath the spool to increase high-end drag output as well as spool stability under load.
Be sure to check out Product Development Manager John Bretza discuss the features of the new Azores Blue Reels.