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Bass Angler Magazine

Okuma’s Releases the New Hakai Reel

Okuma Hakai DT Low Profile Baitcast Reels ONTARIO, Calif.: Okuma has been in the low profile baitcast reel game for quite some time with players like the Helios, Komodo, Cerros and Citrix reels. This year Okuma introduces the Hakai DT baitcast reels and it will change the game forever.

Okuma’s new Hakai DT reels have been built from the bottom up. These lightweight reels feature Okuma’s LiteCast magnesium frame with a corrosion resistant coating on both the frame and side plates for maximum durability. Starting at a whopping 5.9 ounces, these reels are light weight and feature packed.“

The new Hakai Low Profile Bait cast Reels are something we have been working on for a long time,” states John Bretza, Product Development Manager. “This reel is an absolute game changer for Okuma. You get a super-tuned reel right out of the box. Our collaboration with Dream Tackle has really put this reel over the top.”

The Hakai features a 6BB + 1RB precision stainless steel bearing drive system for long, smooth casting and the Quick-Set anti-reverse bearing bodes well for solid hook sets. The main driving factor on this reel is the 42mm oversized hardened, machine cut brass main gear. With the collaboration with Dream Tackle, Okuma introduces the Super tuned Flite Spool with its patented Flite Shaft hollow stainless steel main shaft giving it the ultimate in free spool and cast ability. The Hakai is constructed with a precision C-40X carbon injected star drag to really get you dialed in as well as an external adjustable magnetic cast control system. Next to the star you will find a built in, universal line diameter indicator to let you know what line you have on the reel at all times.

There are a total of Ten models within the Hakai lineup. Six of the ten models are standard bait cast reels with gear ratios of 6.2:1, 7.3:1 and 8.1:1. Two additional Pitching reels come in at 6.2:1 and two Finesse reels with an 8.1:1 gear ratio. The reels also feature a multi-disc stainless steel and carbon hybrid drag system puts out up to 24-pounds of drag for the ultimate in fish stopping power.All models are available in both left and right hand retrieve.

Hakai Low Profile Baitcast Reels have a retail price of $169.99-$184.99and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty.For more information, please visit www.okumafishingusa.com.

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At Okuma Fishing Tackle, we deliver more than just fishing gear. We deliver the motivation to hit the water, the energy to maintain focus, and the excitement that injects every cast with high expectations. The advanced materials, dynamic design, and commitment to longevity contained in each of our fishing reels, fishing rods, and rod and reel combos are not simply a means to an end. They are the foundation of a better and more complete fishing experience. Okuma Fishing Tackle was developed to inspire your passion for fishing, both on and off the water. Whether you fish for bass, trout, catfish, salmon/steelhead, striper, tuna, or marlin, when the sun rises tomorrow, a new opportunity will be born.Let’s make the most of it together.

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