The Okuma Andros A Series 2-Speed Reels are a redesigned version of the original Andros models featuring upgrades to both cosmetic and mechanical details. Okuma's Andros was the first reel designed and manufactured to maximize the experience when fishing small-diameter, high-strength braided lines. Andros A Series 2-Speed Reels deliver high-powered construction elements and amazing drag output to land larger fish on smaller, more agile gear than ever before possible. Noteworthy construction features include machined aluminum frame and sideplates, a machined aluminum spool and a corrosion resistant coating. In terms of internal performance the dual force drag and helical cut gearing deliver the strength and reliability anglers are after. Finally, the operation of the reel is improved through the use of the external adjustable cast control system, ergo grip handle knob and stainless steel ratchet drag lever.
The benefits of the Okuma Andros 2-Speed configuration are becoming increasingly obvious to saltwater anglers. Big game fishermen have long known there is no substitute for the power afforded by low speed gear retrieves, fighting fish without that power is an uphill battle. However, the need for a quicker retrieval of lures and bait has lead to interest in the higher gear ratios commonly found in freshwater fishing reels. Combining the two delivers the best of both worlds: make more presentations and get more bites with the high speed gear ratio and when those bites come bring the power by flipping over to the lower gear speed and cranking the fish in.
We offer the Okuma Andros A Series 2 Speed Reels in three models: 12IIA, 12SIIA and 16IIA. See chart below for more info