Okuma Makaira 10000 Spinning Reel

New smaller top-shelf spinner offers many of the same features found on the larger Makairas

Okuma Makaira 10000
The 10000 comes with an Ergo Grip soft-touch handle design, and generates 55 pounds of drag pressure through the Carbonite high-output drag.Courtesy Okuma Fishing

Okuma has released a Makaira 10000-size spinning reel that features the same forged-aluminum and machine-cut-body-and-side-plate process as used for larger Makairas. With its 23 oil-retaining O-rings and gaskets, these reels withstand brutal conditions. The 10000 comes with an Ergo Grip soft-touch handle design, and generates 55 pounds of drag pressure through the Carbonite high-output drag. The 4.9-to-1 gear ratio picks up 40 inches of line per crank. It carries 415 yards of 50-pound braid and costs $699.99.