Carbon fiber is one of the world’s strongest, yet lightest concoctions, praised for high tensile strength, temperature tolerance and chemical resistance in a number of industrial uses, along with low weight and low thermal expansion.
Okuma has added carbon fiber to its lineup of spinning reels with the ITX Carbon series, a group of eight reels — four high-speed and four standard-speed retrieves. The reels are lightweight and compact, constructed of rigid, C-40X long-strand carbon fibers, which are 25% stronger than standard graphite reels.
The 1000, 2500, 3000 and 4000 size reels have a multi-disc, carbon-fiber drag system with Okuma’s Hydro Block gasket, which keeps water out and your drag running spool. A total of eight ball-bearings keep the reel smooth, along with a machine-cut brass pinion gear. The Quick-Set anti-reverse feature and screw-in handle design are other fisherman-friendly features.
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