The Cavalla was the first Okuma worth a salt... The Makaira series moved beyond that product series, so Okuma discontinued them. We jumped on all that were available from Okuma and closed them out a few months back. Always a very good thing to visit the Weekly Specials page for opportunities like that. Now, as far as how the Marquesas stack up... We just got those in, have not had a chance to really put them through the paces yet. I thought they seemed to be strong performers, but I'm honestly hesitant to say they are in the same ball park as the Makaira series. We'll do some evaluation, as I said they just came in, but in my mind they are more like the bike maker's pieces rather than the Makaira series which are indeed state of the art. A more fair comparison may be made with Avet, but again that one will need a bit more time for disecting and testing.
I went from skeptical to impressed on Okuma. I bought the Cavella 30 at a price too good to pass up and find it to be smooth and strong. I purchased the Seeker American series 6455XH and find them perfect together. It does pay to shop the specials.
Great points, and regarding paying to check the Weekly Specials... In getting ready for the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach in a couple weeks I found several Cavalla 20's that we'd stuck in the wrong area in the barn. Wonderful reels, the size of a 30 narrow, darn useful and well constructed. I'll post them Friday afternoon if I can get my act together. They will not last long, and they will be well priced... Posted the reels on our Clearance Page: http://www.charkbait.com/clearance.htmThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Chark,
The Okuma Fishing Tackle delivers more than just fishing gear. As well as it deliver the motivation to hit the water, the energy to maintain focus and the excitement that injects every cast with high expectations.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Harris625,