Okuma RAW-II 1002 Centerpin Float Reel
The Okuma RAW-II 1002 Centerpin Float Reel features precision 6061-T6 machined aluminum construction combined with Okuma's CRC corrosion resistant coating process, creating a reel that will perform and look good for many seasons to come. The RAW-II 1002 Centerpin Float Reel is outfitted with two premium, Japanese stainless steel ball bearing for incredibly smooth operation with very little friction resistance. The bearings ride on a machine cut stainless steel spool shaft for strength and durability.
The RAW-II 1002 Centerpin Float Reel is designed with a fully ported design to lighten the overall weight. The durable, type-II, two tone anodized spool and frame in Gunmetal/Orange give this reel a modern look. The 4.5 in. spool diameter makes Raw-II 1002 a great size for use while targeting most trout, salmon and steelhead species.
- Precision 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and spool
- Durable, type-II, two tone anodized spool and frame
- CRC Corrosion resistant coating process
- Machine-cut stainless steel spool shaft
- One-piece spool design
- On/Off clicker ratchet
- Ported spool with exposed rim for easy control
- Two precision, Japanese stainless steel ball bearings
- Okuma neoprene reel shield included
- Manufacturer's one-year limited warranty
Ratings & Reviews
I bought this pin at the beginning of the spring, and landed a decent amount of fish on it. I like the pin, but the bearing have began to slow down. If you are already spending 200$ I would recommend going the extra step, and buying a nicer pin. If all you have is 200$ then go for it. I have landed big fish on it, and still use it now, but regret not buying a nicer reel
Pretty / Smooth/Quality
by OldEagle -
This is my 3rd Okuma Center pin. I use it for small river carp fishing. The machining is amazing. Great looking reel. Of the three, an Adventa, a Sheffield DR II and the Raw II : I think the Raw II is the freest spinning, but for my purposes, a bit of a non-issue. If I were a steelheader, I'd probably choose the DR II for the Drag. Quality reels-great price-point. Highly recommend. An Aside: I do not Wallace cast , or side cast. I set the clicker, strip off how far I want to cast; hold the hook/lure/float so that about 5-8 feet of line is hanging down from the rod tip, side arm flip cast and lightly control the "running line" with my non-rod hand. Accurate to 60 feet. Be in the water or on a snag free shore. Shut off the clicker. Carp to 15#.. looking for the 20. Tight lines. Make Fish USA your tackle store. I have.
Great for the price!
by Joe N -
One of your best mid-range reels in my opinion. Great for beginners. But a quality reel that will get the job done for any skill level. It comes with two steel greased bearings. Start up is decent. Reel spins sufficiently. Boca makes ABEC 7 ceramic bearings for this reel. Installation is easy and takes ten minutes. Startup was much better and the reel spins noticeably longer. After the bearing upgrade this reel spins with the best of them.
by Ricky Johnson
This reel is completely dependent on the operators skill. It can land tiny smelt and monster steel head. I caught my personal best buck on it this past week, 15.7lbs, 33.8 inches, 17 inch girth. This reel handled the job like it was designed too. Flawless handling, smooth transitions allowing me to let this monster dive when it wanted, while letting me clench to keep him out of the log jams and snags. Landed this fish on a 8lbs fluorocarbon leader, any hiccup in this system and that fish would have mangled my setup. Okuma didn't let me down, this reel is an amazing center pin.
by Happy to be here -
Managed to get out and use this baby. Works plenty good. Used it on the Yough River in fast to slow moving water and was very pleased. Managed three trout with no trouble. You can cover a lot of water with reel. I would imagine the more costly reels may work better. For the money a good buy.