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Inshore Reels Page II: Komodo, Metaloid Baitcaster, ALC

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OKUMA KOMODO SS
ICAST 2016 Introductions

ICAST 2016 Product Introductions - New Saltwater Oriented Low Profile Baitcast Reels - with a new model added in 2018, the KDS 273
The new Komodo reels take off where the previous series left off, and takes these wonderful reels to a new level of performance, as well as a new size! There are some big improvements over other manufacturers designs, no aluminum gears here, the Komodo SS series offers stainless steel main and pinion gears! BIG, STRONG and durable gears unlike some other non-mentionable competitor, and the drive and spool shafts are made from stainless steel, too! The frame is made from diecast aluminum, as are the sideplates. The new reels have a corrosion resistant finish, machined aluminum, anodized spool with multi disc high output Carbonite drag washers. The star has a multi click feature for precise drag settings. Two basic sizes, 350 and 450, with 6 + 1 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings on the smaller model and 7+1 on the big brother. At ICAST 2018 Okuma showed off their newest smaller sized KDS 273. The spool bearings are Japanese ABEC 5's, dual anti-reverse for maximum reliability. You have a 6 pin velocity control casting system (brake), synchronized levelwind which is optimized for braided line, Zirconium line guide inserts for added security and long term performance with braided lines. And, the reels have CLICKERS! Oh, did I mention the warranty? THREE YEARS PARTS AND LABOR! The new Komodo's are well built, and the manufacturer knows it - and backs it up with the best warranty in the business. Priced from $219 to $269, Okuma has another pair of winners for your fishing enjoyment!

 

 

Komodo 273, 364P & 471 pictured above

The Komodo reels are also available with power handle - pictured lefty version  364 and 463 LPX below


You might be asking, how are the new reels are performing?
Picture above provides a good answer with this lucky angler taking a very nice wahoo
on a new 400 series Komodo and United Composites Swimbait Finatic rod. Congrats Sonny!

MODEL HANDLE GEAR RATIO BEARINGS WEIGHT RETRIEVE RATE MAX DRAG MONO BRAID FRAME SIDEPLATES PRICE
KDS-273
- new for 2019
twin paddle 7.3:1 6+1 10.9 OZ 21.5" 20 LBS 160 YDS 12# 280-30# AL AL $219.99
KDS-364 twin paddle 6.4:1 6+1 10.9 OZ 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $219.99
KDS-463 twin paddle 6.3:1 7+1 15.9 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
KDS-471 twin paddle 7.1:1 7+1 15.9 37.7" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
POWER HANDLE MODELS
KDS-364P single power 6.4:1 6+1 11.6 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $234.99
KDS-463P single power 6.3:1 7+1 16.5 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
KDS-471P single power 7.1:1 7+1 16.5 37.7" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE
KDS-364LX twin paddle 6.4:1 6+1 10.9 OZ 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $219.99
KDS-463LX twin paddle 6.3:1 7+1 15.9 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
POWER HANDLE MODELS
KDS-364P-LX single power 6.4:1 6+1 11.6 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $234.99
KDS-463P-LX single power 6.3:1 7+1 16.5 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
 

Want to run a Komodo on a deckhand style rod? Hard to do without a reel clamp which these reels do not offer. But, we do have a solution for you. Check the bottom of this page for a fix.

FREE MONO, REDUCED PRICE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING & FREE SHIPPING!

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FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top, select hollow rigging here if required.
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied as option
- SELECT above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional In-Line  Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards $18.00
per 100 yards

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Metaloid Round Baitcast
ICAST 2016 Introduction

Okuma introduced a new Metaloid Round Baitcaster at ICAST 2016. The old Cedros reel, similar round baitcaster was sadly discontinued the previous year. That reel had been a nice alternative to the low profile style levelwind, the new Metaloid picks up where that piece left off. The Metaloid offers performance beyond the older reel. Nice to have this option in their line of reels! The new reel offers a strong aluminum, black anodized frame which is ported to reduce weight. Aluminum machined sideplates offer long term performance, again black anodized for protection from saltwater electrolysis. There's a multi-disc Carbonite drag system, micro click ratcheting star drag for precise settings. The reel has a dual anti0-reverse, four ball bearings and one roller bearing, all stainless steel drive system. Precision machine cut brass main and pinion gears with a 6 pin velocity control casting system. The levelwind is synchronized, offering optimum performance with braided lines. The reel also has a clicker! These new reels are backed by a 1 year limited warranty and offer anglers an exceptional value.

MODEL GEAR RATIO BEARINGS WEIGHT LINE RETRIEVE MAX DRAG PRESSURE MONO CAPACITY BRAID CAPACITY PRICE
M-400 5.1:1 4BB 1RB 12.4 OZ 23" PER CRANK 10 LBS 270/14#, 180/20# 330/50# $164.95
Key Features:

A6061 T6 Machined Aluminum frame and sideplates - Anodized for corrosion protection
Machined Aluminum Anodized spool
Multi-disc Carbonite Drag system
Ratcheting multi-click star drag
Clicker for bait and trolling use
Velocity cast control, adjustable 6 pin
Synchronized levelwind
Zirconium line guide insert for braided lines
Brass gears & stainless steel bearing drive system
 

FREE MONO SPOOLING, REDUCED PRICE BRAID & FREE SHIPPING!

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Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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ALC MAG

Okuma's 2017 release of the ALC MAG will appeal to anglers seeking a compact and light star drag reel for inshore and light offshore applications. I'm thinking that some of our salmon guys will appreciate this piece. Size-wise, the reel reminds me quite a bit of Penn's old International 975. It's an interesting reel, a lot of features for the price. But, there are a few points to bring up that may narrow the reel's acceptance by some of the more fucused anglers. While the reel offers a mag cast control, on the surface it does not seem to offer quite enough freespool to warrant that feature's inclusion. I look at the piece as a great inshore troller, vertical dropper, with secondary casting applications. Might change that opinion once I fish the piece, but my take at first look is that it's a dandy general purpose reel but not a preferred piece for those seeking a long distance caster. Then again, at $150 it's more than worthy of some serious consideration.

 

Model Gearing Bearings Weight Retrieve/crank Max Drag Mono Capacity Price
ALC MAG 6.2:1 2BB + 1 RB 14.6 oz 28.2 inches 16.5 lbs 230 yds 15#
190 yds 20 lb
$149

Features:
-Injected carbon left and right sideplates for reduced weight.
-Machined aluminum frame for precise alignment.
-Machine cut brass main gear for durability and smoothness.
-Multi-disc Carbonite drag washers
-Corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings.
-External adjustable magnetic cast control system.
-Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability.
-Machined aluminum anodized spool.
-Corrosion-resistant coating process.
-Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble.
-Drop down gear box for maximum gear sizing.
-Self-lubricating gear system for maximum heat dissipation.
-1 year warranty

 
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FREE Mono Spooling, reduced price Super Braid at extra charge
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email. 
Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top
 

(for alternative rigging, please send over an email or give us a call after placing your order.)

FREE MONO SPOOLING, REDUCED PRICE BRAID & FREE SHIPPING for orders over $150!

Duran Fishing Products
Problem Solved
2019 New Product Introduction

Here we go again...

One of the funnest aspects to running this business is working with new manufacturers on the way up. Duran Fishing Products is a great example, a small machining company with some very good creative ideas.  The DFP Standard Clamp is their first product, and they have another one coming soon.  For those of us who have bought or wanted to buy one of the newer low profile baitcasters, like Okuma's Komodo, Daiwa Lexa, or some other nameless bike manufacturers large baitcasters, the reel's design leaves out something that most of us want to have - a reel clamp.  It's a profound positive, a requirement, when we fish heavier line tests, and these new designed baitcasters with series drag capability are made to fish heavy. They beg for a clamp, but it's not available from the reel's manufactuer. As the line test increases, a clamp becomes more necessary. Many of us have seen what happens when a reel flies off a reel seat and breaks rod guides on it's way to the deep... A reel clamp is mandatory, not optional, should you wish to put one of these reels on a deckhand style rod.

Every manufacturer missed this key angler need, but there were a few firms that ran with the ball, at lest for a while.  Daiwa had a $55 clamp assembly, but they discontinued it. Tiburon has one, but it's only good on model of a particular manufacturers reel - isn't universal and won't work on lefty reels. This is something different. The Duran clamp is made to fit well over 40 different reels!

In the past there have been several manufacturers who have come to market wih a clamp assembly for use with these new reels, but they've not been compatible across the different reels. What worked for a Lexa would not work on a a Tranx or Komodo. And, to further complicate things, what worked on a right hand retrieve reel would NOT work on a lefty. Ed Duran, the fellow beind these products, solved all those issues. As you can see from the image below, we set up a Lexa 400 lefty with the clamp, works just fine as does the right hand retrieve version.

This patent pending clamp is the most versatile clamping system on the market. It will fit OVER 40 different reels! All components of the DFP Clamp are precision CNC machined out of aircraft grade billet 6061 aluminum, making the single frame design strong and sturdy. All components contain 3D machined surfaces that allow for more contact with the reel foot and rod, providing stronger clamping force. The anodized finish provides resitance to wear and the harsh effects of saltwater, and they look great, too. Even with reels that offer a clamp, you may find yourself running this clamp assembly instead given the way it holds your reel onto the rod. In terms of compatibility, this new design clamp will fit shimano Tranx 400/500, Daiwa Lexa 400, Okuma Komodo 400 series, Torium 14-40, Penn Fathoms, Avet LX/JX/HX, Daiwa Saltist and Saltiga...and many more.

We have a couple pdf's for you to check:

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Compatibility

The DFP Standard will fit the vast majority of rods on the market, however if you have an old-school FAT rod, say a Seeker 6480 or an Ulua, you'l need a larger sized clamp. Don't worry, machining has been completed, a larger size is coming soon. But, that's a limited application piece, if your rod is fat you'd need it, otherwise don't go that direction because it's compatibility is more limited.  We'll have these available in a month or so if you need. But, for now, let's rejoice in what we have! We've been looking long and hard for something like this with more compatibility between manufacturers, and we're glad to say we found it in Ed Duran's new DFP Clamp.

Buy Description Price
Duran DFP Clamp Standard $49.99
Duran DFP Clamp LARGE
(for BIG fat rods, 90J, ULUA, 6480M+)
$59.99

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