Great information, great pics. Thank you for your help.Its definitely offshore reel but can be use on surf I going personally use as shark reel since 30 k Stella doesn't has enough drag. 20000 would be great tuna reel as well 30000 when fish busting bait on top. Weight I'll weight tomorrow and let u know. Because high gear ratio I would not use for jigging
Wow. good catch re spool rim. sharkfishing78's reel has black spool rim judging by the pictures. any one know what the difference between silver rim and black one?Keep in mind this recent update from our friend Alan Hawk:
(4 March 2017) My Makairas are here, and they made significant changes from the show pieces. I have more than 200 fishing hours planned and the review's ETA is early May. A word of caution; the production 20K and 30K reels have black spool lips and enlarged drag knobs (the round centre knob) with sun-burst lines around it. Don't buy one with a silver lip even if someone puts it in a box because these are the pre-production samples which I saw being sold and auctioned. Early 30K prototypes had black lips too but those had no text on the spool and silver body inserts so you can easily tell them. Most shops/sellers are using the old pictures with the silver lip which is fine, just check the actual 20K and 30K you receive to make sure it has a black spool lip.
Okuma service is great. The employees are always willing to do what they can to assist you. It is never difficult to talk to a real person either.After few fishes landed (not monsters unfortunately) I can tell little more: drag works like champ, I love drag preset future, super fast reel perfect for fishing for fast pelagic in fast current, very easy reel to maintenance and fund out after I put my own mixture of grease, gears feeling almost disappear, going fishing tomorrow all day long hopefully land same size fish after I decided my 30000 Stella isn't enough. I thinking about to sell my 30K Stella and buy makaira 20000, guys do you have experience with okuma service?