-ALC: Rigid Diecast Aluminum Frame and Handle Side Plate
-CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating Process
-A6061-T6 Machined Aluminum, Anodized Spool
-Heavy Duty Aluminum Gears and Shafts
-Multi-Disc Carbonite Drag System
-Micro-Click Drag Star for precise drag settings
-Precision Japanese ABEC-5 Spool Bearings
-7-Position Velocity Control System
-Ergonomic Carbon Fiber Handle Design allows cranking closer to the body
-Easy Change Left Side Plate Access Port
-Zirconium Line Guide Inserts for use with braided lines
-Backed by 3-year Warranty
Delivering premium performance and rugged reliability, the stylish Okuma Helios LP Casting Reels feature a super smooth 10 bearing system and a host of the latest technologies from Okuma.
Comments: @josh;lake of the woods, did you clean and oil it after every two outings? try that and you might be surprised. i love my helios reels and just bought another. no im not sponsered by them. they can outcast a chronarch when setup and i can outcast a core with both of mine(i have a core so i know exactly how nice it is). i clean,oil,and grease mine after every outing. these are awesome little reels that are down right tough
From: Joe: spokane,washington
Comments: bought this reel when it first came out, been a work horse! caught many 20+ kings, steelhead on this baby and havent 1 issue yet !
From: Nick: Cheney, Washington, USA
Comments: Felt great out of the box. Put it on my frog rog and casts a mile. After about 1 month of use it started to whine terribly on every cast. Now It sounds awful, feels like bearings are shot, and I've set the hook hard on a frog and had the spool disengage. I fish 8 tournaments a year, 100 + days on the water, save your money and buy a shimano, daiwa, bass pro tournament qualifier, or Abu. I had a okuma citrix on a jerkbait rod that flat out broke in the first month of using it also. I've never had to replace a shimano (and I'm not sponsored by them in saying that either).
From: Josh: Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada
Comments: looks like the komodo but different color schemes! Wouldn't mind ring of though... cant wait to get my hands on one!
From: Mater Yoshi: Being, China
Comments: super smooth, first cast 4.56 largie! highly recommended
Comments: one year of heavy use and this reel is still great. i'm a shimano buy and bought this because i loved the finish and just to try another brand for a change, this reel gets heavy use along with my cores and alderbarans
From: Chris: Nashville, TN
Comments: Fished my new Helios for the first time last night and its great. Really light and smooth reeling. Had to get it set casting but after I did its extremely slick. Im a abu garcia guy but this reel really impressed me. Great reel, highly recommended.
From: Will: Tuscumbia, AL
Comments: Awesome reel and Awesome performance....nuff siad!
From: PFV: WI
Comments: Reel felt smooth out of the box. Once i started fishing it, it sounded like a grinder. i tried to "fish it out" but it just got worse. I took it apart and lubed/greased it up.. still doing it. I think a gear is stripped. Very light and looks amazing.. just not happy with performance. Sending to Okuma to be worked on. No $220 reel should have to be sent back after one use in my opinion..
From: JP: MD
Comments: Finally decided to make a review for this reel because I like it a lot. I haven't caught a ton of fish on it yet so I was waiting but this reel is super smooth and casting is a breeze. You have the dial on the left side, 1-10 and I usually have mine on 2 which casts smooth and far. There's plenty of line capacity, I currently have it spooled with 50lb braid and casts perfect. I purchased mine when it had a $30 MIR with it. Super light and awesome colors make this reel a buy
From: J: Wheaton, IL
Comments: 7:3:1 and LH retrieve are coming for the 2013 line
From: Jake: MA
Comments: purchased this reel because I purchased the Okuma serrano lsat year and loved it. Really smooth reel after you adjust it and everything. Looks awesome! As far as casting goes, this thing casts pretty far. It is also pretty light and feels good in palm of hand. Good solid reel!
From: Meng: WI
Comments: Played with one the other day and was very surprised on how well this reel felt. Light, smooth, great freespool, and drag felt good.
From: TadyMan: SoCal
Comments: after a long back order i finally got this baby in the mail and was it worth the wait? I sure think so! This reel feels like it may be the very best one i own. very smooth,light and strong. feels awesome in the palm of my hand. i may have to buy some more okuma stuff.
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