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IS THE OKUMA IMPACT 85 FIXED SPOOL REEL SEA FISHING ANY GOOD

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:12 am
by robertc1992
is the okuma impact 85 fixed spool reel sea fishing any good

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:24 am
by newbee
you will find that most of the okuma range are good reels , ive got a small 50 fixed reel one and its never let me down so far , there is cheaper ones out there but like people will agree you get wot you pay for most of the time.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:29 am
by daddytim
exactly i had an akuma impact which lasted me a good three years and definatly suggest it like rob

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TIMMY

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:33 am
by daddytim
im going to get another one i think there is another okuma reel a razor im not sure thats a nice reel i suggest that i might get one m8 good luck on those reels m8

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TIMMY

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:13 pm
by newbee
daddytim wrote:im going to get another one i think there is another okuma reel a razor im not sure thats a nice reel i suggest that i might get one m8 good luck on those reels m8

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TIMMY
mine is a okuma razor 50 it came with 2 spools and its great i cant folt it

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:32 pm
by daddytim
yeah my dad had one and i think it is realy effective i thought it lasted a rather long time if you take care of it his lasted about three and a half years it wasnt that dear either for the price it was realy good he only paid 20 pound so he done good there i guess

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TIMMY

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:42 pm
by newbee
my m8 has just got a razor 65 and its a dream to cast with . i had a shot yesterday and i was putting a good 30yrds on to my normal cast with my 50 razor .

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:52 pm
by CaptainNemo
I'm looking for a new reel so was interested in this thread. Having searched for the Razor 65 it looks like there are two versions and one is apparently better than the other. The two models are: the RL65FD and the RZF-65. Based on an ebay listing the latter is the better one, but don't quote me on it! ;)

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:06 pm
by dontcatchmuch
hi captain the okuma 65 range were the first sea reels i bought just over two yeras ago when i started sea fishing and are still going well and have had no problhem with them hope this is of help
steve

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:43 pm
by CaptainNemo

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:45 pm
by eccles
I liked my Okuma Pro 65's too (now superseded) , still working after 4 years but I must say that I now prefer the Daiwa Opus series. A bit more expensive but definitely smoother and the spools are "plastic covered" so that you don't see any corrosion.
Some bloke reckons the covering wears out but I doubt if he knows much - mine is as good as new after nearly three years.

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:04 pm
by CaptainNemo
I had a look at the Opus 6000 online. It looks a bit like an updated version of my BF 5500 and that puts me off. The BF 5500 felt very loose from new, the bolt going through the bail arm mechanism only just seemed to catch in the nut, leaving the arm feeling sloppy. The screw that held the line roller on fell out on my first session, never to be seen again. Thankfully the seller sent me a spare. Finally after about a year it has lost its smoothness when retrieving. It is fine with no pressure on, but the drag of a lure pulling through the water makes the retrieve feel heavy. The gears look ok, I've cleaned and regreased it but it's much the same, hence the search for a replacement.

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:07 pm
by eccles
Don't mean to criticise mate but all reels will lose their smoothness if they are not cleaned and oiled occasionally.

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:16 pm
by CaptainNemo
Yip understand. I do give them a clean and regrease. This isn't just a lack of smoothness though. When a fish takes for example it feels like the reel wants to stop/jam at times partway through each turn of the handle. I think something in the inner workings has maybe developed too much play but I'm not techie enough with reels to work out what. I'll give it to a friend to have a look at for me but meantime the Okuma will get me fishing again.

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:46 pm
by dontcatchmuch
CaptainNemo wrote:Yip understand. I do give them a clean and regrease. This isn't just a lack of smoothness though. When a fish takes for example it feels like the reel wants to stop/jam at times partway through each turn of the handle. I think something in the inner workings has maybe developed too much play but I'm not techie enough with reels to work out what. I'll give it to a friend to have a look at for me but meantime the Okuma will get me fishing again.
hi captin it may just be a bad reel mate as a couple of years ago i bought a pair of shamano 8000 bait runners for my pike fishing not cheep reels and one of them was just the same loose feeling sloopy and the rest of what you say eventualy after about a month or so shamarno changed it no problhem with either one since just one dodgy reel in the bunch so to speek
steve