Okuma Azores Blue

Four new spinning reels feature die-cast aluminum bodies.

Dual Force drag system includes oversized Carbonite drag washer beneath the spool.Courtesy Okuma

Okuma's four new Azores Blue spinning reels begin with a die-cast aluminum body, side plate and rotor, a machine-cut pinion gear, and the company's Dual Force drag system. The 4000 and 6000 models feature a 5.8-to-1 gear ratio and deliver 12 and 18½ pounds of max drag, while the 8000 and 14000 versions employ a 5.4-to-1 ratio and offer 25.6 and 26.3 pounds of max drag. The reels range in price from $129.99 to $144.99.