Okuma’s Makaira 30II was built to go head-to-head with the offshore market’s heavy hitters and come away shining. The reel features a machined aluminum frame and forged side plates, so you won’t find a bit of flex no matter how hard you pour on the drag. A custom-designed thrust bearing alleviates side load, and a ratcheting drag lever and preset allows you to make incremental adjustments to your drag setting. You also get a patented T-bar handle and a double-dog proprietary anti-reverse system. It’s time to give Okuma a shot.