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Okuma SLV Okuma SLV Fly Reels feature a large arbor design which gives faster line retrieval for a single action reel. Traditionally known as a specialty reel, large arbor reels have been fished by the specialists. With the introduction of the SLV, Okuma has created the perfect blend of value and quality. Okuma has opened up the world of large arbor fishing. The SLV's rigid diecast aluminum construction and super strong, multi-disc cork drag will slow down the hardest charging fish.

Additional features of the SLV Fly Reels include the following:

  • Multi-disk cork and stainless drag washers
  • Roller bearing engages drag in one direction
  • Precision machined brass bushing drive system
  • Precision machined stainless steel spool shafts
  • ALC: Alumilite diecast aluminum frame design
  • Diecast aluminum super large arbor spool design
  • Non-slip positive grip rubberized handle knobs
  • Easy conversion from left to right hand retrieve

The table below describes each of the Okuma SLV Fly Reels.

Okuma SLV Fly Reel Specifications
ModelSLV-23SLV-45SLV-56SLV-78SLV-89SLV-1011
Line Weight2/3 wt.4/5 wt.5/6 wt.7/8 wt.8/9 wt.10/11 wt.
Weight4.54.85.35.56.19.7
Line Retrieve8"9"10"11"12"13"
Fly Line
Capacity
WF2,
50 yds./12 lbs.
WF4
95 yds./12 lbs.
WF5
140 yds./20 lbs.
WF7
145 yds./20 lbs.
WF8
150 yds./30 lbs.
WF10
520 yds./30 lbs.
Frame & SpoolALALALALALAL
Spool Width22mm24mm28mm31mm34mm40mm
Spool Diam.66mm75mm82mm88mm95mm114mm

 

Review Summary
4.4
( 28 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
96%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (13), Casual/ Recreational (4)
Pros
Smooth Drag System (16)
Smooth Reeling (15)
Reliable (13)
Durable (13)
Line Doesn't Tangle (9)
Cons
None of those problems (5)
Best Uses
Fly Fishing (16)
River Fishing (7)

Great Reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Seattle, WA

About Me:
Smooth Drag Great machining Durable Love the Larger Arbor

Pros: Smooth Drag System Good value, Reliable

Cons: None of those problems

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sigel, PA.

About Me:
I bought this reel in a 4/5 size. I was so impressed I up graded 2 other rods. So I know have 1 4/5 and 2 5/6's. This is a very good reel at this price.

Pros:

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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GREAT REEL FOR THE $$$
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
CALIFORNIA

About Me:
MY HUSBAND LOVE THIS REEL, HE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF BIG FISH WITH NO PROBLEM. HE WANT ANOTHER ONE SOON.

Pros: BIG SPOOL, Smooth Drag System, Good Value

Cons: None of those problems

Best Uses: TROLLING

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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SLV 7/8
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
South Dakota

About Me:
none

Excellent fly reel!   This is the second Okuma I own and the first one is still going strong after 8 years.  Cosmetically, it looks great and the drag is awesome.  I routinely hook into carp and 30+ inch northern on my lake and the drag has never let me down.  I once had to fight a monster carp with my 5 wt for 2 hours with my little 5/6 okuma magnitude and it performed flawlessly.  I've dunked it in the water countless times and it just keeps on truckin.  

At this price point, why bother with anything else?


Pros: Good Value, Wonderful drag, Nice finish on reel

Cons: None

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good solid reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Upstate NY

About Me:
none

I bought this reel in a 5/6. Started using it this spring. Hooked up a 9lb steelhead  that took me into the backing. Man that drag worked flawlessly! A better reel for the money cannot be had. I am going to replace my current 4wt with another one of these. Well dome Okuma!

Pete - Upstate NY


Pros: Wonderful drag

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma SLV
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Indiana

About Me:
none

Great quality for the dollar.

Will be looking at other sizes to upgrade a couple of me lesser reels,


Pros: Good Value

Cons: haven't found one

Best Uses: freshwater

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma SLV
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Seattle.Wa

About Me:
none

Okuma SLV flyreels what can you say about them. I give a 5star, easy handling-light weight-durable an reliable-cost effective than spending $$$ for other brands. I would recommend people to purchase this product. Try it out an you won't be denied.. Happy fishing :-)


Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Light Weight, Reliable, Light Wt no line twist

Cons: None of those problems

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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OKUMA SLV FLY REELS
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
American River, CA

About Me:
none

First of i like an Brand name OKUMA. I've been using Okuma spinning reels an i absolutly love them. Now i got into flyfishing an still decided to go with Okuma. I find the reel very managable an easy to use. Even to flip the bearing was easy. I've caught numerous trouts at the American River,CA. An since the salmon is running can't wait to catch my first. But until i do, would recommend this  product of Okuma SLV fly reels. Price an quality is all worth the money spent. :-)


Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Good Value, Light Weight

Cons: None of those problems

Best Uses: Fly Fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma gets the job done
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pond Eddy,NY

About Me:
none

Took three Okuma fly reels to the Salmon River for our annual fishing trip and all three setups worked perfectly.  Was able to set the drag at different levels with ease.  This is really important especially if you are netting your own fish and it's a 30 to 35 lb. salmon. 

Everyone should have at least one of these reals. 

Great value for the money it cost.


Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System Good value

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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why spend more
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Southeast Alaska

About Me:
Avid Fisher
great things come simply simple, nice reel nice finish, well designed, great value for the money.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Nice finish on reel

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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8/9 Wt
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Upstate NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought the 8/9wt and paired it with the SLV 8 wt rod. Great balance and overall fairly lightweight. Used it the first weekend in 20 degree weather targeting steelhead and the reel operated flawlessly. Just need to get used to the sensative drag setting. Looking forward to the spring run and next fall on the salmon river.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good price/performance choice
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Woodinville

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I have friends that have this reel and love it. As such, I am following their recommendation.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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good value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Bulverde, Texas

About Me:
Avid Fisher
For the price, this is a nice reel. I would have preferred to buy USA but could not afford the American reels. This Okuma reel is surprisingly light weight for its size. Smooth drag and reeling. I also purchased a spare spool and changing spools is a snap. This reel has a one way drag that can be reversed with some effort.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Seems good for the money
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sandia Park, NM

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
I bought the to go with a short, 3 wt., St. Croix rod for fishing small, brushy streams in New Mexico. 'Seems a solid piece of equipment - light and smooth. The drag is very sensitive, i.e., it just takes a little turn to change the drag a lot.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Sandia Park, NM

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Got it to go with a short, light weight fly rod for fishing brush surrounded small streams in New Mexico. Works great. Drag adjustmet is very fine - i.e., a little turn changes the drag a lot.

Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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SLV 56 Rocks!
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
WV

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great fly reel for the money. Drag is really smooth.

Pros: Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma SLV Fly Reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pensacola, Florida

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Nice little reel. Great reel for the price.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Ice rod panfish reel!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Green Island, Iowa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for ice rod for Pan Fishing no line twists. Light weight direct drive blows ice off the rod guides!

Pros: Light Wt no line twist, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System

Cons: none

Best Uses: Jigging

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Not bad
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Upstate NY

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
Took this reel with the matching SLV rod to Pulaski for salmon this autumn. The reel did alright, though I quickly discovered that grit will easily find it's way into the mechanism, cleaning it with river water was a partial cure though I had to be very cautious with the drag until I could clean it properly that night. Haven't had that issue with other reels I own, but this one certainly cost the least of my collection. Time will tell if the drag holds up over the next few years. In all, this reel is worth the money you'll pay. I pulled in more than a few 20-30lb salmon with it. Note: I cut a few meters off the tail end of my main line to accomodate more backing and am glad I did, a few of the salmon stripped me well into my backing. Having the longer reserve made a difference.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none



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excellent product
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Cornell, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
love this product

Pros: Easy Casting, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Reliable

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great reel for the price
Reviewed:


Oh

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I bought this reel in a 7/8w about a year ago for steelhead fishing. Works great and does a wonderful job on the long runs that the steelhead love to make. I have caught probably 100 steelies on it, and the drag works as good as new.(unlike some of my other reels). It's becoming a favorites, smooth and reliable.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Can't beat the quality or price!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Chippewa Falls, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is the third Okuma I have purchased. Like the previous two, the SLV has completely exceeded my expectations. I would definately recomend this reel to any fly fisherman, from beginner to expert!

Pros: Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best LA fly reel for under $100
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Montana, S.I., New Zealand

About Me:
Professional
Drag & click could be improved but for the $ am not complaining. Performed flawlessly on super hot Manitoba stillwater steelhead/bow cross. Own three of them in two largest sizes. Performed great on large NZ browns. Use for trout in lakes & rivers and smallies on rivers & lake.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Light Weight, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice Reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Concord, CA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've used the SLV for over a year, and have had great success. It's light and durable and at a great value. I have recommended this to friends who have since purchased and also like this reel. I don't see why you'd pay more for a fly reel.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma SLV 89
Reviewed:


Charleston, SC

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I love the SLV! Big and able to take a hit. I use mine in Salt water for Redfish and in the back yard pond for Bass. AWESOME reel, light and the drag is durable to handle a 30"+ redfish running for the horizion. The only drawback I have found is it will take up line while you cast. As I cast the smooth reelin of the spool causes the spool to move around and take up line on me. I usually keep the line from the reel in my pinkie finger and it doesn't happen, other than that this reel is bulletproof and one of the best reels I have owned. Oh yeah.. all this quality for such a small price... AWESOME...

Pros: Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Reliable

Cons: Line will take itself up

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Really nice flyreel for the money,
Reviewed:


Gouda, The Netherlands

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Very good flyreel !, for a diecast reel. It looks like it is machined, but it is not. ;-) Machined flyreel cost at least 3 times than this one. Material is very tough en very, very light. The drag is super !! Zero startup. Only one thing to remember, becarefull, you can lose the dragknob, if you turn it backwards to much (it is not secured).

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great price/quality
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
dormont, pa

About Me:
none
great for erie steel. handles bumps and bruises.

Pros: Durable, Good Value

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma SLV
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
syracuse

About Me:
Avid Fisher
After a dozen or so uses works flawlessly.

Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling

Cons: None of those problems

Best Uses: Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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