Okuma Helios Spinning Reels
The Helios Spinning Reels are designed for freshwater fishing namely bass fishing applications. The Helios series of reels, both casting and spinning, from Okuma were designed to be lightweight, strong reels particularly suited for freshwater fishermen and their fishing activities. These reels have quickly become a favorite in the bass fishing world due to their solid construction, ergonomic design and excellent fishability. The Helios spinning reels utilize a C-40X carbon material for the frame, sideplate and rotor - this helps keep the weight down, yet remains very rigid and strong. Precision AlumiLite alloy main and oscillating gears are also a significant piece of the reel's quality design.
The Helios Spinning Reels incorporate a multi-disc carbonite drag system that applies ideal pressure to fish when hooked up. Quality, corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings means this reel will last for years to come even under the most extreme uses.
We offer the Okuma Helios Spinning Reels in three sizes: 25S, 35S and 40S. For more detailed information please see the technical specs chart below.
Helios Spinning Reel Features
- Light weight C-40X carbon frame, sideplate and rotor
- Multi-disc Carbonite drag system
- 8HPB + 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings
- Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
- ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears
- Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
- 1-K woven carbon fiber drag knob and sideplate inserts
- Precision Elliptical Gearing system
- 1-K woven carbon fiber handle design for reduced weight
- Light weight EVA handle knob
- Hydro Block watertight drag seal
- Durable 1-pcs solid aluminum, gun smoke anodized bail wire
- RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
- Helios spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty
Precision Elliptical Gearing
The revolutionary Precision Elliptical Gearing design is patented in a number of countries around the world and is the soul of the Okuma mid to upper-end spinning reel range. The Precision Elliptical Gearing design uses elliptical shaped oscillation gears which provide exceptional line lay, improved smoothness and maximum long-life durability. The Precision Elliptical Gearing gears are always engaged and provide a very smooth spool stroke, eliminating the spool from jumping as commonly found on many reels.
Okuma's all-new "Carbonite" drag system features a newly-developed carbon-based drag material which displaces heat and friction consistently and steadily even under the harshest of fishing conditions. Used in conjunction with a small amount of specially-formulated Okuma drag grease, the Carbonite drag system allows for a much wider and smoother drag range, all while maintaining exceptional performance and pure fish-stopping power.
Premium Ball Bearings
The balls used on the HPB's are constructed from the same high-grade stainless steel material as the bearing housing. These bearings were designed to be more than 10 times more resistant to saltwater than standard stainless steel bearings. These bearings may even outlast the angler himself.
AlumiLite construction incorporates Okuma's rigid aluminum body technology on spinning, trolling and fly reel designs. Aluminum frames are stronger and more rigid and are capable of withstanding more pressure and torque than traditional graphite frames. These lightweight, die-cast aluminum frames provide more precise tolerances for precision gear alignment, maximum castability and ultimate durability.
Quick Set Anti-Reverse
This system allows for instant handle engagement and eliminates all handle back play commonly found in many reels. This is accomplished by using a corrosion- resistant stainless steel roller bearing that engages the reel in one direction for rock-solid hook sets.
RES II System
The RES II System stands for Rotor Equalizing System. This second-generation RES System incorporates a computer-balanced weight precisely placed in the rotor. This weight allows for precision balance and eliminates all spool wobble for perfect alignments and smooth cranking.
The Hydro Block design features a rubber gasket mounted in the top of a spinning reel spool. This rubber seal blocks water and foreign materials from entering the drag system. The Hydro Block system ensures that your drag washers always perform at optimal levels.
|Model ||Gear Ratio ||Bearings ||Weight|
|Max Drag Pressure ||Monofilament line capacity diameter (in mm.) |
||310/4 (0.15), 200/6 (0.20), 150/8 (0.25)
||325/6 (0.22), 260/8 (0.25), 180/10 (0.30)
||325/8 (0.25), 230/10 (0.30), 205/12 (0.35)