Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel
Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel is cost-effective and reliable spinning reel that comes with various features and in various sizes. Due to relatively low price, it is one of the best buy reels around.
General characteristics of this series are:
- Patented On/Off auto trip bait feeding system
- Multi-disk, Japanese-oiled felt drag washers
- Six stainless steel ball bearings
- One Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
- Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
- Corrosion resistant graphite body
- Rigid, die-cast aluminum handle design
- Machined aluminum handle knob (sizes 40 through 80)
- Patented S-Curve Oscillation System
- 20-size features Precision Elliptical Gearing system
- Machined aluminum, two-tone anodized, ported spool
- Hydro Block water tight drag seal
- Corrosion resistant, stainless steel bail wire
- Computer balanced rotor equalizing system
- Spare ported graphite spool included
- One-year warranty
Okuma's Avenger baitfeeding system allows one to disengage spinning reel spool and allow bait to run freely. This is very important when fishing with live bait from shore or from anchored or drifting boat.
The baitfeeding system incorporates a secondary, micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel that allows for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system, one simply has to turn the handle.
The On/Off lever on the rear of the reel automatically disengages the baitfeeding system so one can fight hooked fish with the main drag system.
Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel comes in various sizes - their specifications are given in the following table:
|Live Retrieve Per Crank
Note: BB - ball bearing, RB - roller bearing
ABF-20a is really a tiny spinning real - ideal for small telescopic rod for traveling or for kids. Don't get me wrong, this type of equipment will get its job done, but it is rather small (I am 100+ kg guy, so ...).
ABF-30 and 40 are nice reels for close surf and shore casting for various game fish like sea bass, mullets and similar.
ABF-50 and alrger models: they are larger, more robust and have larger line capacity, suitable for deep sea fishing, trolling and similar. They are also good for long casting from boat and/or shore. But, as the size goes up, so does the weight and price.
Due to quality of used materials, this fishing reel can be used for both freshwater and saltwater fishing - just be sure to rinse it off after use. Also, it is good practice to take it apart every year and oil it with good oil - oil for precise mechanics or gun oil will be fine. If you are fishing a lot, do this twice a year. Note: before opening the casing, be sure to read the manual and especially if under warranty, to read warranty conditions!
If you are left-handed, you will like its interchangeable construction.
Long story short - good and reliable fishing reel. If you need more line, go for braided lines on ABF-50 and bigger models.
Shore trolling using live mullets and/or prawns with this reel can be fantastic ...
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