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Description

The Okuma Avenger B Spinning Reels offer a tremendous value in durable, super-smooth six ball-bearing front drag reels. Okuma has again increased the spool capacities for each size Avenger while decreasing the overall weights, thanks to the redesigned spools and and thinner, stronger blade bodies. The patented Elliptical Gearing System provides a smoothness normally found in reels priced much higher than the Avenger B.

The Okuma Avenger B Spinning Reels models AV-10b through AV-30b feature standard handle grips. Models AV-35b through AV-80b feature larger "T" shaped handles.

Features of the Okuma Avenger B Spinning Reels include:

  • 6 ball bearings
  • QuickSet anti-reverse bearing
  • RES II Rotor Equalizing System
  • Lightweight, 2-tone aluminum spool
  • Elliptical Gearing System
  • Precision, machine cut brass pinion gear
  • High quality Japanese oiled felt drag washers
  • Blade body design
  • Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor construction
  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel bail wire
  • EFR II line roller
  • Reversible right and left hand retrieve
Specifications

Okuma Avenger B Spinning Reel
Specifications
ModelBearingsGear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
AV-10b6BB + 1RB5.0:16.02/210
4/110
6/70
215
AV-25b6BB + 1RB5.0:18.06/180
8/140
10/100
258
AV-30b6BB + 1RB5.0:18.26/200
8/160
10/110
2513
AV-35b6BB + 1RB5.0:19.56/325
8/260
10/180
2913
AV-40b6BB + 1RB5.0:110.08/270
10/190
12/170
2910
AV-55b6BB + 1RB4.5:114.210/380
12/340
15/240
3018
AV-65b6BB + 1RB4.8:120.612/430
15/310
20/260
3622
AV-80b6BB + 1RB4.8:121.415/420
20/350
25/260
4022
Reviews
Review Summary
4.4
(113 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.96%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (64), Casual/ Recreational (7), Professional (4), Casual Fisher (3), Novice (2)
Pros
Smooth Reeling (72)
Smooth Drag System (62)
Easy Casting (61)
Reliable (54)
Durable (46)
Cons
Heavy / Bulky (4)
none so far. (3)
Twists Line (2)
Hard To Maintain (2)
Best Uses
Shore Casting (43)
River Fishing (39)
Jigging (25)
Ocean Fishing (16)
Trolling (14)

Customer Reviews
Reed
Minnesota
Great Value!
Pros: durable, smooth, underpriced, tough
Best Uses: trout, panfish, Ice fishing
Comments: I bought my AV-10B because it was priced so low I could not pass it up. I didn't need it and thought I'd use it as a backup to my more expensive ultralights. I treated it poorly and used it for ice fishing. By the time spring arrived, it had convinced me to try it for stream trout. This little reel outperformed all my other small reels and has become my go-to. I keep 2 rods in my trunk everyday for shorefishing, one light rod for panfish/trout, and one med-heavy for pike/bass/cats/etc. This reel has won me over so much that last summer, I just carried this one reel with 2 spools for the 2 rods. Mine has endured some poor treatment and minimal maintenance for 3 seasons and still performs like new. I'm very impresed.
Reed
Minnesota
Novice Angler
Tremendous value!
Pros: durable, Smooth, nice drag, well sealed, light
Best Uses: Ice fishing, panfish, trout
Comments: I bought an AV-10B at a "I-don't-need-it-but-it's-too-cheap-to-pass-up" price. I figured it would make a good backup for my more expensive ultralights and I put it to use on an ice rod. I really treat my ice fishing gear poorly, so it should've been in bad shape by spring, but to my surprise, it outperformed my other ultralights and became my go-to reel for stream trout and panfish. I like it so much, I filled my second spool with 8lb last summer and used it on both the panfish and the bass/pike rods that stay with me everyday in my trunk for shorefishing. I've left it in a bucket of slime, dropped it in sand, accidentally used to to break my fall on the way down a hill... After 3 years of true abuse, it still feels new and way outperforms it's pricepoint. GREAT REEL!
Hammerhead
Traverse city
 Nice reel
Pros: Good drag
Comments: Use this reel for ice fishing strictly walleye.Has a great drag and does not freeze. Catching 6-10 lb walleye and love the drag.
Ohio steelhead beast
Pros: Smooth action
Best Uses: Fishing steelhead
Comments: Love this Reel - Fish the Chagrin River here in Ohio and this Reel is a beast !!!!!!!
Poor Richard
walnut creek,Pa.
 teriffic reel
Pros: Good price - high quality
Best Uses: on a noodle rod
Comments: got this reel to pair with my okuma noodle rod for steelhead,makes for a nice light rig,dra g is also very smooth,and with 7 bearings its a breeze crank,effortless.
Bruce
North Georgia area
 Okuma Ultralight
Pros: smooth action
Comments: I have been a fan of Okuma products and this ultralight is sweet. Great value for the money
Walleye Jim
Upstate NY
 Great ice reel
Pros: Super balanced
Comments: I purchased this avenger 10b with intent to try on ice. I mainly fish for walleye and it did hold up to the test. The larger handle made it very easy to use with or without gloves. The 6 ball bearings held up very well in the cold and the drag worked flawless as well with no surges. I will be swapping out my entire ice force with okuma avengers this season.
Strummer
Granite Falls, NC
 Okuma Avenger Spin Reel
Pros: All the same pros as my first review
Cons: none so far.
Comments: Purchased my first Okuma Avenger Reel while pier fishing on the North Carolina coast. Was using my regular smaller spin reels that I use for inland bass fishing. These smaller reels work great for bass fishing, but were not heavy enough for the pier fishing. Decided to get a larger reel and purchased the Okuma Avenger. I fished 2 days on the pier using this new Okuma Avenger and was well satisfied. I caught numereous small fish and landed 2 drum both measuring 21 inches each. Had no problem working and landing these 2 larger fish ... was fun and exciting. This Okuma Avenger Reel was the ticket for pier fishing. I came home and ordered 3 more Okuma Avenger Spin Reels just for my next trip to the coast for pier/surf fishing.
Thumper
North Carolina
 Okuma Avenger Spinning Reels
Pros: Good Value, Smooth, Solid
Cons: None so far.
Comments: Bought one of these reels while on the coast of NC doing some pier fishing. Used it for 2 days on the pier ... loved it for pier fishing!!! Do a lot of inland bass fishing and the spinning gear that I use for bass fishing was just too small for the job on the pier. I thought so much of this reel that I ordered three more just for pier/surf fishing at the coast. Will know more about these reels with my next visit to the coast ... looking forward to using them then.
Heath
Ohio
 Great Buy
Pros: Good price - high quality, Reliable
Comments: Bought this reel for steelhead for this season. Excellent reel at a low price. This was my first purchase from fishusa and could not be happier with the product or their service.
BIRD
BETHLEHEM, PA
 OKUMA AVENGER B SPINNING REEL
Pros: smooth casting smooth drag and gears
Cons: none so far.
Comments: THE REEL IS FLUID IN MOTION AND A GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE. I HAVE MANY MORE MORE EXSPENSIVE REELS AND THIS ONE IS WHAT I CONSIDER A BACKUP REEL WHEN YOUR A MILE AWAY FROM YOUR TRUCK. WHILE USING IT AND RETRIEVING LINE I FOUND MYSELF USING IT EVERYTIME OUT. LOVE IT AND MY 2 FRIENDS BOUGHT THE SAME REEL FOR THEMSELVES. NEW YORK TROUT I WOULD GO BIGGER, BUT IN PENNSYLVANIA IS USE A 9 FOOT FLOAT ROD FOR TROUT AND QUITE SIMPLE, COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!
schiffty
oakley idaho
 haven't used it yet......but....
Pros: smooth drag and gears
Cons: none so far.
Best Uses: catching bigger fish
Comments: looks like what I need to catch big lake trout at bear lake in southeastern idaho through the ice next winter. Looking forward to it..
GarryB
Alberta
 Love this Reel!
Pros: Level line wind, Small size, Solid construction, Smooth drag, Compact bail, Price is excellent
Best Uses: Ice fishing
Comments: I waited eagerly quite a while for this smallest of the Avenger series (AV-10b). I have not been disappointed. This reel is great. I use it primarily for ice fishing. The size is just right for my 24-26" ultra-light perch rods. It is smooth and precise. Solid anti-reverse. It just has a nice feel to it. Too bad ice season is ending soon. I want to use it more.
 favorite perch reel
Comments: Use 3 of these with braided line for perch...never fails...excellent reel. a best buy for the money.
 Great Reel
Pros: smooth casting smooth drag and gears
Best Uses: Salt water light tackle
Comments: This is about as good a reel as yu can find for below fifty dollars!
John 3
Biloxi, Ms.
 Okuma Avenger "A" Series reel (from prior model)
Pros: Price, guality very light, smooooth
Best Uses: Salt wather /fresh 8-10 pound test line
Comments: I have been using these reels for three years. I do use them alot at least once a week and have used these reels to catch some big fish 20-25 pounds on light test line. They are smooth even being used in salt water and have reasonalble drags. The finish will wearout but they still work fine. I have owned several HIGH DOLLAR but ,those reels now stay home. For what you pay to have a reel professionally cleaned one time you can buy one of these reels. Very good reel for the money and if sometime down the road they stop working I will save the parts and pull out a new one, I bought a half dozen for reserve , thats how much I think of these reels, you can't go wrong.!!!
Grizzy
Michigan
  (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Great Price. Great Drag
Best Uses: bass. caught a musky with it.
Comments: I bought one of these reels at a local sporting goods store for $30.00 about 3 years ago. I just bought eight more at $19.95. Does that tell you something? It is a GREAT inexpensive reel that you can just leave in the back of your truck. I really do love a reel that's somewhat light and I can beat the crap out of it.
fishin Jim
coastal south carolina
 Best spinning reel for value (from prior model)
Pros: 6 ball bearing, Smooth Drag System, super low price
Comments: I have been fishing Redfish with junk reels which is a difficult. I also have a Penn 360 Slammer which is primo but a bit oversized for inshore and cost 5 times as much. I downsized to the Avenger 30a with 20# braid on a 5'-6 medium action rod. The fight is teriffic compared to just winching the fish in. The 6 ball bearings and really smooth drag system have added sport to fishing.
BAYRAT
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
 BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK ANYWHERE !!! (from prior model)
Pros: Very satisfied with Okuma products, Affordable;Sturdy;High Quality
Comments: Great reel at Okuma's suggested list price! I bought 5 to give away as gifts. FishUSA got them out the same day I placed the order. I am very satisfied with the product and the service.
Fritz
 Great reel for the price (from prior model)
Comments: Great reel for the price, I use it all winter and summer.
 Best economical reel on the market (from prior model)
Pros: smooth and easy with great drag
Best Uses: bass or trout
Comments: Good for freshwater as well as salt water
chuckell
pa.
 okuma avenger B spinning reel
Pros: good drag system, smooth reel.
Best Uses: heavy fishto medium fish
Comments: these reels are awesome,just got mine went to erie tribs for steelhead,was amazed at how these reels handle these bruziers,landed biggest 8 lb. steelhead no problem,got some smaller ones too.3and 4 pounders i am really glad i bought this reel ,it is perfect for steely's
Sheepdog
Northern Indiana
 Great Reel! (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Solid Construction, Reliable
Comments: I was introduced to Okuma products while living in Florida a few years ago. Prior to that time I used primarily Pflueger reels. This spinning reel has become my go to for crappie, bass, and all other panfish.
pjohn
Rochester, NY
 Nice little reel (from prior model)
Pros: extra spool, Cheap, Durable
Best Uses: ultralight fishing
Comments: This is a little beauty considering the clearance price,
Mr. Ultralight
California
 High quality low cost reel (from prior model)
Pros: Affordable;Sturdy;High Quality
Best Uses: Medium Action Spinning
Comments: Bang for the buck. As soon as I got it, I used the 30a to catch my personal best largemouth at a lake in Southern California. The drag works excellent and the spinning action on the reel is incredibly smooth. Next, I took the 30a out to Hawaii and caught several Ulua (Papio) on shrimp. Those fish fight hard and the reel did a great job of handling the fish.
stan
southern california
 Good Buy (from prior model)
Pros: good buy for what you get.
Best Uses: anything, I abuse them by using them in salt water.
Comments: I'm normally a Shimano guy, but if you can't afford it buy a top of the line Okuma. THey don't take the beating a Shimano can, but for the money you can just buy another if it breaks.
 Great Reel for the price! (from prior model)
Comments: I bought 2 of these reels to trout fish with my 2 young sons 10 12 and the reels have worked great. For the price I thought it was a good reel for them to start with but after seeing the reels up close and trying them out I am considering getting one for me. Good choice for a start reel or budget.
Perry
Guam
 Great Reel!
Pros: Smooth drag, Smoothe casting, Super balanced, Good price - high quality
Best Uses: Medium action
Comments: Great for shoreline casting!
Bam
Southern Indiana
 Worked As Intented
Pros: Good Value
Comments: Hooked into some nice kings and the reel did great.
Long Tom
Australia
 A solid great value reel
Pros: Good price, Smooth, Solid, Reliable, Spring ratchet
Best Uses: Estuary and river fishing
Comments: At this price you would be hard pressed to find a better reel. Well done Okuma!
Long Tom
Australia
 Great value solid & dependable
Pros: Al spool, Spring ratchet, Good Value, Sleek looks, Reliable, Dependable
Best Uses: Bays, Estuaries
Comments: All the attributes of a good reel at a great price! Okuma have hit the mark with this one. A spare spool would have been good but most reels these days dont come with spare spools anyway.
Long Tom
Australia
 Good value (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: This is a reel which is well priced and does the job. It even comes with a spare spool which is rare these days.
Bo
Central Kentucky
EXCELLENT!!!! (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: Purchased this reel along with the 6'6" Celilo Rod to use for small impoundments and farm ponds for bluegill, redear, crappie, etc and have been thrilled with the quality. This is my second Okuma reel purchase I also have an Epixor 30, and although I am a die-hard Shimano fan, I am now a die hard Okuma Reel user as well.
ifesigmem
chesapeake va
 fantastic reel (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Solid Construction, Reasonably priced
Cons: Small spool skip the mono
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Jigging
Comments: well constructed solid reel performs as well as reels twice the size and price jigging for grays and hooked a 15 lb stripper instead never sweated the reel performed good.
Big Ben
Eastern Oregon
 Absoultely unbeatable for the price. (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth, Light Weight, Cheap
Cons: Made in china
Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing
Comments: Matched with a UL 7' rod, unbeatable for small mouth, crappie, and perch.
Kouch
Farmington Hills, MI
 Great value for the money (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Casting, Jigging
Comments: Bought these to replace a couple of reels that lacked instant anti-reverse. Never owned this brand, but was impressed with the quality of the materials. They are very smooth casting and reeling is pretty effortless. Great value for the price.
Fish On! rodbuilder
Forest Lake, MN
 Great reel for the money (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Bargin, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trout fishing light lures, Jigging, Shore Casting
Comments: For the money this is a great reel!!
Doug
Kingwood WV
Dollar for dollar ,can't be beat! (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Jigging, River Fishing, Trolling
Comments: For this price an extra one can be trown in the boat,car,or truck and carried for a back up reel or let the kids play with this one. It really is a good reel especially for the money. It even comes with an extra spool.
matt
rochester, new york
 Great Product
Pros: Adequate line capacity, Smoothe casting, Great mechanics
Best Uses: Steelheadtrout
Comments: Great Product. Does its job well.
Strix
Hastings, MI
 Sweet little reel (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Jigging, Trolling
Comments: I've read some people saying this reel is too heavy? I have no idea what they are talking about! This thing is well balanced and winds smoothly, anti reverse stops on a dime. If this thing is too heavy ya oughta be usin a Snoopy pole! For the price Fish USA sells these things thay are a phenomanol bargain!
walleye bri
chetek wi
 great real for the price (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Comments: nice real put them on my st.croix ledgand ice rods nice fit and balance, nice smooth ree with no slop and nice drag. fish on!!
Denny
Eau Claire Wi.
 A great reel for the price (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: I needed 8 reels and these reels are something I could afford. The quality semms to be very good for the price
Fish N Nut
Decatur, IN
 Great little reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Comments: This is a great little reel for the price. I purchased the larger version of this reel a few months ago and was very pleased with the smooth handling and smooth drag. Such a great reel for such a small price. I do not know how long it will hold up, but for now I am very pleased.
cjts2003
Glide, Oregon
 Good Solid Reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: This reel with my 7'ultra light rod make a great match. This is a better reel than the price would indicate. Good deal.
treestandman
michigan
 Nice reel for the money. (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Small frame, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Jigging
Comments: Great for pan fish or light line bass fishing. I have a few okuma's and never had anyh problems yet.
Dkinla
Los Angeles, CA
 Works great.. Smooth.. Affordable (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: So I got the size 15 and 20 reels to use on my ultralight rods for trout fishing and using small trout lures/jigs. So far so good. For [$] and a spare spool included.. Can't go wrong. Am happy with purchase.
fatboy3
prestonsburg,ky
 tried it and ordered 3 more (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging
Comments: my first purchase of the avengers was a gift for me and one for a close friend. i tried the reel on a twelve ft. croppie rod and as soon as i could i ordered three more. great little reels and a super good price. i challenge anyone to show me a better little reel for this price!
peter
brooklyn ny
Professional Angler
 i would buy this product again & again (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Ocean Fishing
Comments: easy to use greit for fresh water fishing
Mango
Columbus, Ohio
 Looks are deceiving (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Cons: Finish is a little rough
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Like I said, a little rough with the finish, but very smooth operating. Looking forward to a little West Virginia trout wrestling.
mistrhat
Weymouth, MA
 My favorite budget reel !! (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: I fish from kayaks in salt inshore or shorleline areas, catching large stripers and blues. I love to do this on such light tackle as the Avenger 30, because these reels meet the challenge, and for the price, who cares if it lasts me about two years or so?? I've bought Stradics and other more expensive reels, and MAYBE they last longer .. maybe not. These reels are great and cost a bit more than the line I put on them. Super value!! I always keep a couple new ones around.
Dave
Elk Grove, CA
 Nice Reel, Great Price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, 2nd Spool
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: Bought two of these reels. Provides the option of having multiple line types with the 2nd included spool. Used a couple of times already. Seems a little heavy for its size. Casts nice. Using primarily for trout and bass fishing.
TJ
Racine, WI
 Great little reel, panfish to Walleyes (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: panfish walleyes you name it, it works.
Dan
Wayland, MI
 Good Reel, Great Price (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: This was recommended to me by a friend that I fish with in Florida. I bought one last year and used it everyday for a month in Florida. It worked great. You had them on sale for a lot less than what I paid for it so I bought four more. I plan on setting up some more rods for trolling walleyes in Michigan.
Tony the snook man.
Allentown, PA
Smooth Action & unbelievable price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: Using the AV65a in Cancun, Mexico surf. It is faultless and a pleasure to use. I bought two reels and glad I did.
Aaron
Up near the border , Lake Co. MN
 Nicely geared ice reel for lake trout . (from prior model)
Pros: 501 gear perf 4 ice jig, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: Jigging
Comments: Frozen and battered , it still ices the lakers , these coming in ~ every 10 min. on Friday . Spooled w/ #12 Duracast and mounted on an HT Ice Blue 34". Going again Monday . The bite's *on* :)
Big Bass Bentley
Atlanta
 Good reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: Light tackle bass and speckled trout
Big Bass Bentley
Atlanta
 Good reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: light tackle bass and speckled trout
Norm
Florida
 One of the best dollar values out there (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Trolling, Jigging, Shore Casting
Comments: I use it for saltwater redfish, trout, and flounder.
captain hook
johnsonburg pa
 all the quality i expected (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Reliable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: I use these for steelhead
Comments: Very smooth. Nice casting
Perry
Guam
 Great Reel! (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: First got the AV55a and loved it. Bought an AV40a and AV80a...
hookum
pensacola ,fl
 fish catcher (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: easy to cast on a 14ft surf road. already caught bull reds with this reel. using 17lb test and a 3oz sinker
The fishin' Pole
Coloma, MI
 A great reel (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable
Comments: I have yet to use this reel, but installing it on its ultralite rod and filling the spool tells me this reel is another great Okuma reel. Note: I currently own four and they are all excellent, trouble free reels.
Bassfishing06
kingsport, tn
 excellent value (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: For anyone who fishes you can not get any better reel for the money
clyde
marion, nc
 very pleased (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting
Comments: nice product, very smooth for the price
Doghouse3
Racine, WI
 Great Reel (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling
Comments: Great reel. I use this with the HT IBM-30 Ice Fishing Rod. I purchased 3 and am really happy with them. I fish for Browns and Rainbows on Lake Michigan in the Southeastern Wisconsin marinas where there is a world class Browntrout fishery. This handles great and I definately reccommend them. Was great getting a deal on them at 1/2 off.
mv tex
ne pa
 Great Buy (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Very smooth reel,good price.
J
PA
 Nice reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: Alot of reel for a great price can't beat that
Keego
Marietta, GA
 Best for the money. (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Jigging
Comments: I generally don't like using spinning reels but have to for many applications. These reels have been reliable and easy to fish and are priced very reasonably.
gudgolf
Texas
 Smooth and easy (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting, Trolling
Comments: I own 4 Okuma reels and all are exception
50fishing
Honolluu, HI
 One of my favor reel, would buy again (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: Okuma Avenger is one of the most durable and reliable fishing reel for light salt water fishing. I been doing near shore reef fishing in Hawaii for the past 20+ years. No other reels that I tried works. Some more expensive salt water reels start having problem after coupe fishing trips. I would recommend this reels to anyone who do regular light salt water fishing.
go fish
Cambridge, Ohio
 "If your a pan fisherman you must try." (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: WALLEYE FISHING, Crappie Fishing, Jigging
Comments: Good quality reel, I use the 15A, and the 20A. Been using for over 3 years now I hardly use any of my other equip., and I have tried many brands over the last 50 years.
Perry
Guam
 Great Reel! (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting
Comments: I got the 55a last month and tried it with my steel head rod catching big-eye scad... felt good in almost everything. Ordered again but took the 40a and 80a this time.
Nick
SW,PA
 Very Nice!! (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: Caught a nice 10lb steelhead using this...performed flawlessly!! Very happy with it.
Redfish
Fort Myers,FL
 Okuma's One Great Reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Best Uses: Jigging, Trolling, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: What can say, this reel performs well in all types of fishing.
iMPOUNDING R U
south West PA
 NEW DESIGN RULES
Pros: Sealed drag, Super balanced, LIGHTEST REEL I OWN, Smooth drag
Best Uses: Big fish reel
Comments: The very first time out with this 55 avenger b i caught a 8lb walleye out of lake Arthur. I was very impressed with the drag,and the amount of line that can be picked up fast with this reel.
Dr. Don
Wellston, MI
 I own 4 of these reels!
Pros: Good price - high quality, Smooth drag, It is sturdy
Cons: Keep wanting more reels
Best Uses: Steelheadsalmon, Medium action, Bass pike
Comments: I use 8-10# line for steelhead, salmon, bass, and pike. Great reel for the $$.
Walleye
Wisconsin
 outstanding quality. (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Jigging
Comments: Its great for Walleye jigging.
Twinsdad
Camp Verde, AZ
 Sweet reel at a great price (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: I like this reel for drop shot rig with 6-8lb fluorocarbon. It a nice reel for the price. It seems to be very well made, and should last a long time with proper maintenance.
JoeM
Clinton,PA
 Good product (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Jigging
Comments: Used the reel on a two day stream fishing trip for smallmouth and it worked perfectly. I have several Okuma reels and they are still functioning great. It appears this one is of the same quality.Very smooth retrieve. Holds plenty of line. Good value for the cost.
salmon finder
Syracuse, NY
 Great Reel (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: Heavy / Bulky
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: I would buy another it was a good value.
Mr B
Michigan
 good real for the price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting, River Fishing, Trolling
Comments: I bought this real for my son who is a kayak fisherman on rivers for steelhead, bass, and all freshwater fish. Smooth cranking and a decent drag from what I observed when it arrived
chowhound
southern oregon
 good product would buy it again. (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing
Comments: I use it on a 10 ft rod for bank fishing. works great.
Big Brother
Ohio
Perfect for trout (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Comments: Great for small stream/river fishing. Lightweight, quiet & fast. Perfect ultalight reel.
live to fish
rosedale, la.
 a feel good reel (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: smooth casting, use for trout and red fish
Nitty Gritty
McGaheysville, Va
 Quality Product (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Trout Fishing
Comments: This product is reflects Okuma's fine workmanship. The reel is incredibly smooth and balanced.
Older Brother
Newton Falls, Ohio
The perfect ultra- light reel. (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Reliable
Comments: The AV-15a model is the perfect ulta-light fishing reel. Light weight, quiet and tough. The drag system has alot of muscle for a small reel.
Steelhead Dave
Rochester, NY
 smooth, solid performer (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: Twists Line
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: smoother than my Daiwas, this is a nice solid quality instrument. But I wish the additional spool (supplied with this reel) was the same quality as the primary metal spool rather than plastic... maybe Okuma could offer the option of adding additional metal spools with the initial order.
Rockin Randy, Tight
Costa Rica / Colorado
Professional Angler
 NOT MY FIRST BUT DEFINITELY MY LAST REEL (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Retrieve Timing Perfect, Smooth Reeling, Durable
Cons: Could be easier to maint
Best Uses: River Fishing, Trolling, Ocean Fishing, Perfect Balance
Comments: The retrieve speed of a casting reel is vital and this is perfect with float lures 3' to 5' depth. Maintenance could be simplified quite easily w/ break away clips. But all in all, it's a great reel.
Rockin Randy
Glenwood Springs, CO & Costa Rica
Professional Angler
ONE OF THE BEST I EVER OWNED (from prior model)
Pros: A65A not others, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, The A65a is close great, Reliable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing, 1 problem drag, Shore Casting, Trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: The A65A series is a great reel, so's the larger one. The lesser reels tend to not be as dependable but are good for begginners. I fish 6 days a week, own fishing resorts in Costa Rica and fish Colorado Rivers almost daily. These are care free reels, even if maintenance is ignored, to a degree. Beats all the newer reels I've worked in business and professionally. In fact I'm ordering more as I write. Randy Smith, Glenwood Springs, CO. P.O. Box 986, 81602 Feel free to call. 970-945-9723 Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
nofish
pittsburgh pa
 great reel (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting, Jigging
Comments: very smooth reel
Salmonkiller
chicago IL
 Simply amazing combo (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Jigging
Comments: Awesome light weight rod and reel. Casts far and I have caught a huge King salmon on it the first time i went out. Will definetly look into buying another one in the near future
Booth
Alaska
 Okuma Avenger A Series Spinning Reel/Rod (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable
Comments: We were fishing form the boat for pike and silver salmon. the feeling the rod has is great. It is very sensitive. It is very easy to cast. It is a great rod.
Unihawker
Walnut Creek, California
 This is "THE Big" surf casting reel. (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Jigging, Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing
Comments: I surf cast along the mid California coast and this reel has worked great on my 10 foot Custom Striker grafite pole with both bait and jigs from 3 oz. up to 12 oz. that I have used. I have had no problems after trying it out over several weekends off the shore and with a lighter rod on two costal rivers. The extra plastic bail really came in handy when I went up a river from the beach and needed to change to a lighter test line. The reel is smooth and dependable and holds enough line to make those long casts out past the breakers with out having to go out to far. This is the first Okuma product I have purchased and will buy more considering the exelent quality.
the big b
New York, New York
Good for your money (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Im pleased with this reel. It has a smooth drag system and enough durability to survive many winter steelhead seasons. Larger models work great for salmon, as well as the smaller models for steelhead. This reel is not the best, but its what you should expect from a cheaper reel.
Phil the Fisherman
Jersey Shore, NJ
 Good value and durable (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling, Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Good reel for moderate boat and shore casting. affordable and reliable.
Little Mikey
Lavallette, NJ
 I recomend highly (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Very easy to use. Smooth and good casting.
Dana Z
Ashtabula, OH
 Great Steelhead Combo (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting
Cons: Reel has a long throat
Best Uses: Steelkead Fishing
Comments: Have caught more steelhead this season than ever before!
steelheadly
North Fork Idaho
 This is a pretty good reel for the price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Easy Casting
Cons: Has a bail glitch
Best Uses: River Fishing, Steelhead fishing
Comments: So far, this reel has performed well on steelhead up to 12 lbs. Looking forward to using it with lighter line/pole combo for trout
billm
brunswick,ga
poor workmanship (from prior model)
Cons: Hard To Maintain
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, Shore Casting, River Fishing
Comments: I have had 3 of these reel break off where they connect to the rod. Every time i had a fish on. The warrenty stinks. You pay shipping both ways and have to pay for money order. They told me they had some bad reels out. Then they should pay shipping. Then instead of a new reel you get a rebuilt one. No more okuma for me!
billm
brunswick ga
very bad reel (from prior model)
Cons: Hard To Maintain
Comments: I have had 4 of these reels break where they attatch to the rod.Okuma says they had some bad ones and will replace them. [...] I woula think if you put a bad product on the market you would replace it free of charge. I will not buy okuma any more. Will go with a reel that is built sturdier.
Mike the Fisherman
Ortley Beach, N.J.
 I would buy it. (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Reliable
Best Uses: Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing
Comments: Good product for price. Easy to use.
Steelhead Joe
Connecticut
 Good Quality Combo (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Bought this combo to fish the Salmon River in Pulaski NY. Haven't been able to use it yet, but by the look and feel of it, the rod seems to be well built. The reel feels solid and well built as well.
MarkoT
Puyallup, Wa
 Not a bad little reel (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Great reel, good price. Landed a 15 lb Coho with it on the Carbon River this weekend.
professor
New York
 Sorry - very disappointing product (from prior model)
Cons: Difficult To Reel, Difficult To Cast, Twists Line, Tangles Line
Comments: I was looking forward to using this reel, but was soon disappointed when I tried it out. The line dragged too much when casting and it was difficult to get any distance even with a heavier lure. It was difficult to reel and release the bail, and the line was constantly getting tangled and twisted. The reel was also too heavy for my liking. It was very frustrating fishing with it.
Curveball
Chicago, ILO
 Great rod and reel combo! (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: Very lite weight and easy to handle
harbrack
little st simons island ga
Novice Angler
 great reel for the price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Durable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing, River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: only problem we've had! have had two reels break off at the handle. other than that great reel
Retired Old Part
Rockaway, N.J.
 Nice reels ... good value (from prior model)
Comments: Bought these reels to give to my grandsons ... tried them out and liked them so much I kept them myself. But they can borrow them any time they want.
Jim
Muskegon, Michigan
 A great reel for the money (from prior model)
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting
Comments: Very smooth and well made
Big Jon
New Jersey
 Very smooth retrieve (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Jigging
Comments: Used for jigging in Canada for Walleye, very smooth retrieve, seems to be sturdy, only time will tell. Bail works well.
Fishin Dan
MD
 well worth the price (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: River Fishing, Shore Casting, Ocean Fishing
Comments: good combo for anything from salmon to large cats and rock fish
Capt Larry
Marathon, Florida
Professional Angler
 The Best Bargain For YellowTail Snapper (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Low Maintenance, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: I have fished commercially for Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Grouper for 12 years. My standard reel has always been the Penn 750. The newer models have not withstood the pressure of heavy use. The Okuma Avenger 65a and Okuma Epixor 65a have proved to be far superior in all aspects.
none
Henderson, nv
 Love the reel - smooth , long casting (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Jigging, River Fishing
Comments: I like the smooth action of this reel
Trout Killer
North Carolina
I would buy this reel again. (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: I have used a lot of reals and this one works very well.I have one of the first with the small real spool. But with the new spool this should be a very useful device because of the ability to let the fish run a little more.I use this on a six foot rod and have cought some large trout and drum many times, I have been using the 6# test line, it works very well with this real
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Is this the same reel as the AV-30B? Is it rated for saltwater, as I read a lot of guys are using it for that? Thx
June 04, 2015
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The 30 size reel is the model AV-30B. Okuma does indicate this reel is appropriate for use in saltwater.
June 05, 2015
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