Okuma Makaira SE Reels

Available in five sizes the SEs feature open spool bearings with TSI‑301 oil

Okuma Makaira SE Reels

Okuma Makaira SE Reels

Okuma’s new Makaira SE reels come with a yellowfin tuna etched on the side plate, which might tell you why the company introduced this special edition. Available in five sizes — from 8 to 30, holding 40- to 130-pound braid — the SEs feature open spool bearings with TSI‑301 oil, which increases free-spool, Okuma says. The company added a new lower, 1.3-to-1 gear ratio for the 20s and 30s, and increased handle-knob sizes. The gunsmoke/black SEs cost $479.99 to $579.99; Okuma will upgrade earlier Makairas to SEs for $29.99 to $59.99, depending on reel size. Call 800-466-5862 or visit www.okumafishing​.com.