Okuma Trio SRS reel 4000:
So I wanted a reel that I could use for spinning and bassing and some lighter work whilst roaming some of the beaches near me I had heard about the Okuma trios from a few anglers and heard good things, so when looking around I saw these reels had just dropped in price and bagged it for £50, but what do we actually get for £50?
When I got home I couldn’t wait to get it unboxed, on doing so I pulled it out and gave it a good look over the first thing that I noticed was just how solid and compact with no wobble from anywhere there is a good clean crisp action on the bail arm movement and when winding its very smooth indeed.
I loaded it up with some Rovex x10 12lb line and headed down to Bossington beach to give it a go and see if any bass we’re about I married the reel up to a savage gear bushwhacker spinning rod, tied on a 25g dexy wedge and started walking the shoreline casting out and retrieving in fan motion.
Adjusting the clutch is very easy to gauge as well with a positive click when you turn it as I needed to tighten up a bit as in my haste to get fishing I had forgotten to set it I guestimated a 3lb drag.
An hour passed and nothing had been showing until I saw some bait fish jumping around 50-60 yards away so hot stepping my way there over the stones was nice and easy as the outfit is nice and light.
Casting out again and retrieving right through the middle of the bait fish a bass hit the lure first time nothing massive but about two pounds and was a fighter. My guestimate earlier on was a little under as I was reeling in, it took a bit of line a couple of times so tightening up the drag a bit it continued to wind in smoothly and strongly soon the fish was on the surface. It was the only fish that day but that being said when it was taking line whilst I was reeling in the drag was smooth not that it was under massive pressure at all. Since I have used it on a boat rod and again it pulled in small rays to 3-4lb, dogs, pouts, and a decent small eyed ray of around 8lb all in its stride.
Overall I’m very happy with this purchase and is now a part of the arsenal when travelling light.
This is the standard retrieve model not the fast retrieve and it has performed just fine for me no slack line at all, no loops etc.
Okuma have made as solid little reel here and I would happily recommend it to beginners and advanced anglers alike. so the stats of the reel are:
Gear ratio: 5.0:1 Line cap 0.30mm/170 meters. 0.35mm/ 130meters. 0.40mm/100 meters. SRS: Solid reel stem DFD: Dual Force Drag system Multi-disc, Japanese oiled felt drag system Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing Precision machine cut brass pinion gear CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating HDGII: Corrosion-resistant, High Density gearing Crossover aluminium and graphite hybrid body design Precision Elliptical Gearing system Rigid precision 2 tone alum spool Machine cut aluminium handle with TPE handle knob Hydro Block water tight drag seal Weight: 312 Grams