Helios Reels Feature: Lightweight C-40X carbon frame, sideplate and rotor. Multi-disc Carbonite drag system. 9HPB 1RB corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings. Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing. ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears. Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool. 1-K woven carbon fiber drag knob and sideplate inserts. Precision Elliptical Gearing system. 1-K woven carbon fiber handle design for reduced weight. Light weight EVA handle knob. Hydro Block watertight drag seal. Durable 1-pcs solid aluminum, gun smoke anodized bail wire. RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System. Helios spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty. C-40X Carbon Material - Okuma's new C-40X carbon technology utilizes a specially blended graphite polymer. The carbon fibers in this material are elongated and reinforced, creating a substantially stronger composite than standard graphite materials. At 25% lighter, 1.5 times stronger and 100% anti-corrosive, C-40X translates into an extremely lightweight and durable construction. HPB (High Performance Bearing) - The balls used on the HPB's are constructed from the same high-grade stainless steel material as the bearing housing. These bearings were designed to be more than 10 times more resistant to saltwater than standard stainless steel bearings. These bearings may even outlast the angler himself. Precision Elliptical Gearing - The revolutionary Precision Elliptical Gearing design is patented in a number of countries around the world and is the soul of the Okuma mid to upper-end spinning reel range. The Precision Elliptical Gearing design uses elliptical shaped oscillation gears which provide exceptional line lay, improved smootheness and maximum long-life durability. The Precision Elliptical Gearing gears are always engaged and provide a very smooth spool stroke, eliminating the spool from jumping as commonly found on many reels.
The Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reel is a balanced system that can be fished comfortably, all day and every day. Oversized EVA grips, carbon fiber handle and cast control accessed through the Spool Access Port complete this tournament-bred competitor with phenomenal ergonomics. The Helios Reel features AlumiLite Frame Construction, Quick Set Anti-Reverse, and Okuma's Velocity Control System to deliver premium performance and rugged reliability. The Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reel defies gravity even though it packs the full power of an aluminum frame, handle side side plate, spool and gear system.
|Warranty||1 year Limited Manufacturer|
|Model Number||Helios Fly Reel|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
Davis will be fishing a broad selection of Okuma Helios Tournament Bass rods and Helios baitcaster reels. "This is an amazing product line," says Davis, "With Helios rods beginning at 3.6-ounces and the 6.3-ounce Helios reel, the combo weighs less than 10-ounces total. The rods actions are fast and the sensitivity is amazing. From a tournament perspective, Helios reels deliver the out-of-the-box performance I need. The frame and both side plates are aluminum, which is definitely a step up. Then on the inside, ABEC-5 spool bearings are standard, as well as full aluminum gears and a carbon fiber drag system. There's nothing that needs upgrading, these reels have it all."
Continuing upon a history of technological advancements in spinning reel designs, Okuma Fishing Tackle has unveiled the all-new Helios line of ultra-light, ultra-powerful spinning reels. Featuring brand new C-40X, long strand carbon fiber technology and an aluminum and brass gear system, Okuma Helios spinning reels are up to 25% lighter and 50% stronger than standard graphite-framed reels. Immediately evident when Helios is viewed in bright light, C-40X long strand carbon fiber construction is exactly as it sounds. Rather than a standard resin featuring powdered filler for strength, Helios resins feature a mix of long carbon fiber strands, interwoven tens of thousands of times. By greatly enhancing the connections between all fibers, strength is increased by a factor of 50%. And because less resin and fiber are necessary overall, weight is reduced by 25% over standard graphite frames. Within Helios, both the frame and rotor system utilize long strand carbon fiber construction. Helios side plates, drag knob and handle arm feature Okuma 1K carbon fiber inserts. Constructed of resin-impregnated carbon cloth, very similarly to fishing rods, the side plates and spool top achieve the ultimate in strength-to-weight ratios, delivering unmatched strength with a minimum of weight. On the interior, Helios Precision Elliptical Gear system is machine cut from aluminum. Both lighter and harder than traditional brass gears, it's also far superior in corrosion-resistance.