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The Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reel is a balanced system that can be fished comfortably, all day and every day. Oversized EVA grips, carbon fiber handle and cast control accessed through the Spool Access Port complete this tournament-bred competitor with phenomenal ergonomics. The Helios Reel features AlumiLite Frame Construction, Quick Set Anti-Reverse, and Okuma's Velocity Control System to deliver premium performance and rugged reliability.

The Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reel defies gravity even though it packs the full power of an aluminum frame, handle side side plate, spool and gear system. It weighs in at just 6.3 ounces, but delivers all the muscle.

Features of the Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reels include:

  • ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum frame and side plates
  • CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
  • Heavy duty, aluminum gearing and shafts
  • A6061-T6 machined aluminum, anodized spool
  • Multi-disc Carbonite drag system
  • Micro-click drag star for precise drag settings
  • 8 BB + 1 RB stainless steel bearing drive system
  • Precision Japanese ABEC-5 spool bearings
  • Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • 7-position Velocity Control System
  • Ergonomic carbon fiber handle design keeps cranking closer to reel body
  • Easy change side plate access port
  • Zirconium line guide inserts for use with braided line
  • 6.3-ounces total weight
  • Right or left handle models available
  • Backed by Okuma's 3-year Limited Warranty

Specifications for the Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reels can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reel
Specifications
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Hand
BearingsGear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
HS-273VaRight8 BB + 1 RB7.3:16.310/160
12/130
14/95
31.514
HS-273VLXaLeft8 BB + 1 RB7.3:16.310/160
12/130
14/95
31.514
Okuma Helios Low Profile Baitcasting Reels
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I have recently picked up a Helios Baitcaster and paired it up with a Helios Baitcasting Rod.  Being fairly new to using a baitcaster I was very surprised how easy this combination is to use.  The lite weight of the rod and reel combination is something I have never experienced before and since I fish out of a kayak the reduced weight of the rod and reel without any tradeoff of strength has me thinking of pruchasing more of these combos.


Pros: weight, ease of use, looks

Cons: haven't had any yet.

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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