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Okuma Makaira 2-Speed Reels

Okuma Makaira 2 Speed Reels
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Starting at $459.99
- Okuma Makaira 2 Speed Reels
- Models (9): 8II, 10II, 15II, 16II, 20II, 30II, 50II, 50WII & 80WII

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Okuma Makaira 2-Speed Reels

The Okuma Makaira Reels are 2 speed, lever drag reels designed for a wide variety of saltwater game fish species. Design, Drive, Drag and Durability' big game fisheries for billfish, large tuna and sharks will expose weakness in any one of these component systems with disastrous results. Embracing and addressing these four cornerstones, Okuma's multi-national design team, in cooperation with Tiburon Engineering, set out to reinvent the offshore reel. The two-speed Makaira series is the result. Advanced, unique and with numerous patents to its' credit, Makaira provides uncompromised excellence within every aspect of its' design, construction and performance. With sizes to meet the demands of big game fishing worldwide, the Okuma Makaira series sets a standard that will advance the ability and redefine the expectations of tournament crews, long-range anglers and private boaters.

The new Makaira Reels feature a carbon DFD (dual force drag) system for exceptional drag performance, high drag capacity, long term reliability and maximum alignment and durability. Okuma utilized a "Pull Bar Drag System" in all of the Makaira Reels with the intended advantage that the drag is being pulled rather than pushed. This eliminates the heavy pressure placed on the left side plate of the reels and relies upon the frame for reel stability - with Okuma's new engineering they have completely eradicated the issue. The Pull Bar design creates no pressure that would cause frame flex or reduced drag pressure. Okuma's Makaira Reels have none of the flex issues common with other lever drag reels which allows anglers to confidently fish the correct size reel rather than upsize to overcompensate for the inadequacies.

Sourcing their drag system design to Tiburon Engineering of Santa Ana, CA, Okuma was able to increase maximum drag pressure, reduce side load pressure on ball bearings and improve heat dissipation in their Makaira Reels which ultimately results in longer lasting smoothness. Comprised of two carbon fiber drag washers bonded together with a fiberglass core, Okuma's Dual Force Drag is considered a wet drag system. Start-up inertia has been reduced to next to nothing due to the washer coating process which utilizes a thin layer of Cal Sheet's universal drag grease. The Makaira Reel's smoothness can be largely attributed to the precision ground, polished stainless steel drag plates. The stainless steel friction drag plates have a minimum 32 Rockwell hardness allowing for high-end drag settings and consistently smooth drag performance at all ranges!

We offer the Okuma Makaira Reels in 9 models ranging from 8II to 80WII, for more detailed information, please consult the specs chart below.

Makaira Reel Features:

  • 061-T6 Machined aluminum frame with forged side plates
  • 17-4 stainless steel gearing
  • Helical cut gears for increased torque, smoothness and improved gear meshing
  • Makaira reels all feature two-speed gearing systems
  • Gold anodized two-speed gear shifter housing.
  • Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
  • CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating process
  • Patented spool pin system for use with braided or mono lines
  • Carbonite Dual Force Drag system featuring Calís universal drag grease
  • Custom designed thrust bearing: Alleviates side load on heavy drag settings
  • 4-pcs ABEC-5 precision Sapporo stainless steel ball bearings
  • Mk-80WII features 6-pcs of Sapporo ball bearings
  • Double dog, proprietary silent anti-reverse system
  • Ratcheting drag lever and drag cam for precise drag setting
  • Patented T-Bar handle with Easy Roll graphite insert on all models
  • Heavy duty stainless steel ratcheting clicker system
  • Heavy duty, 17-4 grade stainless steel drive and spool shafts
  • Type-II gold anodized frame, side plates, spool, drag lever and handle
  • Open top frame design on MK-5II, 10II, 15II, 20II, 50II
  • Lug and plug system on all open top reel models
  • Machined thumb rest on rear cross bar for improved ergonomics
  • Forged aluminum, full hard anodized reel foot and reel clamp
  • Machined etched Marlin logo on left side plate
  • Precision placement of drain holes maximizes water removal from reel
  • Special screw ports around side plate screws reduces water/corrosion buildup
  • Makaira lever drag reels are backed by a 5-year warranty

Makaira Reel Technology

Dual Force Drag DFD - Incorporates both surfaces of the spool to maximize high-end drag pressure, efficiency and overall smoothness. Mounted in the top of the spool and protected by the Hydro Block system is a multi-disc felt drag system that works in conjunction with a secondary drag system that is mounted under the spool. Even pressure is applied to both surfaces of the spool for maximum stability.

Carbonite - 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.

Machined Rigid Frame - Okuma's Machined Rigid Frame construction incorporates a one-piece fully-machined aluminum frame. These rigid bar-stock aluminum frames are the ultimate in precision alignment and tolerances withstanding more pressure and torque than any other material used in our industry for frame materials. Okuma features these anodized frames on fly reels, baitcast reels, lever drag reels and star drag trolling reels.

2-Speed Gearing - Okuma's 2-speed technology incorporates two sets of stainless steel main and pinion gears, allowing anglers the option of a high-speed gear ratio or a powerful low-speed gear ratio for maximum power and torque. To shift gears it is as easy as pushing a button or popping a lever with Okuma's unique shifting design to obtain the appropriate gear ratio you desire.

T-Bar - T-Bar Handle: The patented design of the T-Bar handle offers a true ergonomically correct angle to ensure an angler gets maximum power with minimum fatigue. The T-bar takes full advantage of the natural dynamics of the human hand, wrist and forearm to help sustain power and endurance for the angler.

Model Gear Ratio Bearings Weight
Mono Line Capacity Max Drag @
Strike w/
Max Drag @
Full w/
MK-10II 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 26.1 33.5" & 15.0" 460/15 27-lbs 34-lbs Topless
MK-15II 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 26.8 33.5" & 15.0" 550/20 27-lbs 34-lbs Topless
MK-16II 4.3:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 40 39.2" & 11.8" 870/20 34-lbs 48-lbs Topless
MK-20II 3.8:1 & 1.7:1 4BB + 1TB 45.8 39.4" & 17.5 870/25 37-lbs 55-lbs Topless
MK-30II 3.8:1 & 1.7:1 4BB + 1TB 50 39.4" & 17.5" 850/30 37-lbs 55-lbs Crossbar
MK-50II 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 61.4 37.8" & 15.3" 1000/30 60-lbs 85-lbs Topless
MK-50WII 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 4BB + 1TB 65 37.8" & 15.3" 900/50 60-lbs 85-lbs Crossbar
MK-80WII 3.1:1 & 1.4:1 6BB + 1TB 116 45.7" & 20.5" 1000/80 70-lbs 100-lbs Crossbar
MK-8II 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 4BB + 1TB 24.2 33.5" & 15.0" 320/15 27-lbs 34-lbs Topless

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