Okuma SLV Fly Reel
Okuma SLV Fly Reels feature a large arbor design which gives faster line retrieval for a single action reel. 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.
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
Okuma SLV 89
by Ken "Nikonjedi" Berg
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...
by Hack -
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.
Okuma gets the job done
by Geiger -
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.
Good solid reel
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 done Okuma! Pete - Upstate NY
by Floyd -
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?
GREAT REEL FOR THE $$$
by nick -
MY HUSBAND LOVE THIS REEL, HE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF BIG FISH WITH NO PROBLEM. HE WANT ANOTHER ONE SOON.
by Jim -
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.
Good Reel at a Great Price
I own quite a few reels from all ranges in quality. This reel may be cheap, but in my opinion, it was designed to be tough and the drag to be dependable. I've bought the 1011 model as a backup spey reel and the drag is definitely smooth and has high drag strength. The drag system is an open system but it's a simple design and should be cleaned after every outing in freshwater or saltwater because there are four drain holes underneath the drag knob that can allow fine dirt and grit to get in. It is a slightly heavier reel, but it does balance out a spey rod well. There's also lots of room for backing on the 1011 model. The spool handle is rubberized, good for grip, but I wish it was bigger. Other than the weight and open drag system, it's a good reel at a great price.
As a novice spey angler, I did NOT want to spend a bunch. The rod, reel and line has already run to $400, but this reel has been the best value. I am an experienced one hander, been fishing for over 40 years, so not a novice.
by steve -
After a dozen or so uses works flawlessly.
Good price/performance choice
by Steve -
I have friends that have this reel and love it. As such, I am following their recommendation.
Really nice flyreel for the money,
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).
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.
by Tony the fisherman -
love this product
Best LA fly reel for under $100
by Mataura -
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.
why spend more
by northern flyboy -
great things come simply simple, nice reel nice finish, well designed, great value for the money.
Ice rod panfish reel!
by [*] Jack -
Great for ice rod for Pan Fishing no line twists. Light weight direct drive blows ice off the rod guides!
great reel for the price
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.
great for erie steel. handles bumps and bruises.
Seems good for the money
by Hack -
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.
Smaller reel size
Initially, I purchased the 7/8 model but it was a little large for my setup (WF8, 9' TFOLeftyKreh). I found the 5/6 size reel to be the right size for me. With about 30 yds backing, the WF8 Floating line filled the spool; WF8 Sinking had space for more backing if wanted. Overall, nice, would buy again.