Weighing in at just 5.7oz, the Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel is built on the same platform as the original Helios - except now with a magnesium frame and sideplate. It may be lightweight, but the aluminum gearing and internals are designed to handle big fish and heavy torque. The high speed 7.3:1 gear ratio also allows anglers to cover water quickly, taking in 31-inches per turn, and makes the Helios Air ideal for a range of power fishing applications. The 7-Position Velocity Control System is easily accessed under the palm side cover and provides exceptional cast control for a range of applications as well. Backed by a 3-year Warranty as evidence of its durability, the Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel is a tournament freshwater reel that won’t wear you out.


Extremely Light Magnesium Frame and Sideplate
Designed for Freshwater Use Only
A606-T6 Machined Aluminum, Anodized Spool
Heavy Duty Aluminum Gears and Shafts
Multi-Disc Carbonite Drag System
Micro-Click Carbon Fiber Drag Star
8BB+1RB Stainless Steel Bearing Drive System
Precision Japanese ABEC-5 Spool Bearings
Quick-Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing
7-Position Velocity Control System Under Palm Cover
Ergonomic Swept Carbon Fiber Handle Design
Easy Change Palm Sideplate Access Port
Zirconium Line Guide Inserts for use with braided line
Backed by 3-year Warranty Program

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Customer Reviews

Comments: The reel is very light and definitely enhances my GLX. That said the reel is like every Okuma reel I have used; difficult to adjust to cast especially with light lures. The cast control has 6 options and it seems to be too much & distance suffers or too little & overruns are an issue. This is not a problem with heavier lures. The gearing is smooth enough, but there is some sloppiness in the retrieve. While the price is right for a magnesium reel, you get what you pay for.

From: Rod: Clovis, CA 2/27/16

Comments: I just wanna let people know that I would highly recommend the reel!! It is one of the best reels I have ever owned I bought this reel at the same time I bought a cronarch ci4 and the reel will out cast that reel by 30 ft!!! The cronarch feels a little smoother on the retrieve but I actually like the okuma helios air better!! I have always been a shimano fan and still am for salt water but I like the helios air so much I am gonna return the cronarch ci4 and buy another helios air!!!

From: Cass: Riviera, TX 3/23/14

Comments: Very impressed.  I own a Revo MGX which is .4 oz lighter than this reel and $100 more expensive.  This reel is every bit as good as my MGX and backed by a 3 year warranty to boot.  I purchased an Komodo a couple of months back and have been so impressed with it that I ordered one of these.  I have been an Abu Garcia buyer for years but have to say for the money Okuma does a hell of a job.  I fished with the helios air catching limits of stripers and whites this weekend and the reel performed flawlessly.  It is extremely light weight and smooth.  I was so impressed I bought another.  I will always love abu garica but now have a very positive attitude toward Okuma.

From: Eric: Humble, TX

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