Redington Crosswater Fly Reel Review 2019

The Redington Crosswater series is a great set of lightweight and bargain priced fly reels. They’re made of a light composite material and come in a variety of sizes that make them suitable for anything from trout and panfish up to bass. They’re not a wonder of engineering, but they’re definitely a solid choice for […]

Okuma Helios Fly Reel Review 2018

The Okuma Helios Fly Reel makes for a fantastic choice for saltwater fishing. The Helios series comes in five sizes, and the smaller ones are great for freshwater use as well. They’re well engineered and come with a little bit of the technology that makes Okuma such a high-end name in the fishing world.   Reliability These […]

Okuma RTX Spinning Reel Review 2018

Fishing Reel Background Information Okuma RTX Spinning reels are designed as a light weight freshwater and inshore spinning reel. The frame and rotor are constructed of their proprietary C-40X carbon graphite, which means this reel has a total weight of only 6.6 ounces (smallest in the series)! Okuma claims that this construction is 25% lighter […]

​Okuma Ceymar Spinning Reel Review 2018

Fishing Reel Background Information The Okuma Ceymar spinning reel is a lightweight reel for the enthusiast freshwater angler. With graphite composition frame and rotor, and an extensively skeletonized spool, the Okuma Ceymar is an excellent choice for just about any freshwater species you might target. You can have a reliable lightweight reel with eight bearings […]

Okuma Calera Low Profile Baitcasting Reel Review 2019

Background Information The Okuma Calera Low Profile Baitcasting Reel reviewed herein has a gear ratio of 6.6:1, a line capacity of 130yd/12#, and has been in use for approximately eight months. It has seen heavy use for all sorts of bass fishing applications from finesse to power fishing and even some saltwater surf fishing. Lines […]