By Dave Brown
Cavalla Lever Drag Reels
Okuma has become a leader in the saltwater market over the past decade starting with the Makaira lineup reels. Since that time, Okuma has established itself as a major player on the offshore scene. This year Okuma is introducing the Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drag as an all-around reel for your offshore arsenal.
The Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drag reels are a compact bodied machine built to handle the toughest of conditions. This reel is built with 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and side plates. The rigid 1 piece frame continues around to the non handle side plate. This rigid frame combined with a cold forged, type-II anodized machined aluminum spool give you a sleek and rugged weapon.
“Based in Southern California, we have great saltwater fishing right at our front door,” states John Bretza, Product Development Manager. “We developed the Cavalla series of reels to handle the tough elements and conditions and to become a part of every fisherman’s arsenal.”
The Cavalla reels feature a battle proven carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease that puts out 24 to 34 pounds of drag at full. The 17.4 grade stainless steel main and pinion gear as well as the CRC: Corrosion Resistance Coating process make this reel virtually corrosion resistant. Add to that 4 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings and a silent retrieve system for complete smooth operation. The Cavalla 2-speed reels feature a 6.4:1 and 3.8:1 gear ratio on the 5 size reels and a 4.7:1 and 2.1:1 gear ratio on the 12 size. Both the 5 and 12 size reels come in left and right hand retrieve and feature an on/off bait clicker. This reel is compact and comfortable, and feature an Ergo Grip handle knob and anodized aluminum handle arm.
The Cavalla 2-Speed reels have a retail price of have a retail price of $239.99 to $339.99 and are backed by a 3-year warranty. For more information, please visit www.okumafishingusa.com.