Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel - $249.99

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.

Features:

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

 

Incredibly lightweight at just 5.7oz, the Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel delivers all the performance of the original Helios - now with a lightweight magnesium frame and sideplate.

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

***Note: If you have questions about this product or need assistance with an order please email your questions to info@tacklewarehouse.com

View Large
Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel

Place Your Order

Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Capacity (Test/Yd.) Price Stock Qty
HM-273 Right 7.3:1 5.7 8SS + 1RB 12/130, 14/95 $249.99
HM-273LX Left 7.3:1 5.7 8SS + 1RB 12/130, 14/95 $249.99


Special Offer with Purchase

This product qualifies for a TW Casting Reel Cover for only $2.99! Select your reel cover below.

More Okuma Casting Reels

  • Offering features usually found only in higher priced reel, the Okuma Cerros Casting Reel is ready for all types of bass fishing applications and also looks great while doing it.

  • Loaded with features and technologies and available for a great price, the versatile Okuma Ceymar Casting Reel is perfect for a range of bass fishing applications.

  • The new Okuma Helios TCS Casting Reel delivers the same performance and features as the original Helios LP - now with new cosmetics to match up with Scott Martin's TCS rod series and 6.6:1, 7.3:1, and 8.1:1 gear ratios.

  • The Okuma Citrix 364 Series Casting Reels deliver the performance of the Citrix series now in a bigger 350-size for fishing big baits with the corrosion protection to tackle both saltwater and freshwater.

  • Back and better than ever, Okuma added two more ball bearings and lowered the price of the Okuma Citrix “a” Casting Reel for even smoother performance and a better value for anglers.

  • Incredibly lightweight at just 5.7oz, the Okuma Helios Air Casting Reel delivers all the performance of the original Helios - now with a lightweight magnesium frame and sideplate.

  • Designed for fishing big baits and targeting big fish, the Okuma Komodo 364 Series Casting Rod delivers incredible durability and corrosion protection as well to target anything from huge bass to calicos and corbina.

  • Weighing in at just 6.3oz and delivering a blazing fast gear ratio of 7.3:1, the Okuma Helios LP Casting Reel also features an all-aluminum frame and gearing for power and rigidity you can count on.

  • The Okuma Krios Casting Reel features a super smooth 6-bearing system, combined with some of the latest features Okuma has to offer. A great reel at a killer pricepoint.

  • Channeling the strength and power of a Komodo Dragon, the Okuma Komodo Casting Reels have the features and performance you need to attack the water.

  • Delivering a potent blend of performance and bold styling - all at a value-conscious price, the Okuma Citrix Casting Reels offer gear ratios ranging from a blazing fast 7.3:1 to a powerful 5.4:1.

  • Featuring dual cast control - both magnetic and centrifugal - the Okuma Calera is a work horse of a reel that excels at a variety of bass fishing applications - and its available at a great price.

  • Offering serious torque and 6-pin cast control, the Okuma Akena Casting Reel is a power-packed reel with the muscle you need to move big fish and throw big baits.