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The Rockaway Surf Reels features a long cast spool design and lightweight corrosion-resistant body and puts out up to 35 pounds of drag. The Rockaway Baitfeeder model features Okumas On/Off Baitfeeding system. All models feature a rigid metal handle design to reduce flex, and cyclonic flow rotor technology.
The Rockaway surf reels are designed to pair perfectly to the Rockaway Surf Rods. Built on lightweight and responsive 50/50 two-piece blank, it’s designed for long-distance casting. Models range from 8 to 12 feet, to cover everything from light plugs to bait-and-weight. Tapered non-slip shrink-tube grips provide a comfortable feel over long sessions in the surf.
For schoolie stripers, backwater fluke, and albies, the Okuma SRT Custom Inshore Premier is lightweight, has a moderate-fast action that’s perfect for working topwaters and soft plastics. It’s built with a tapered split grip cork fore and rear grip design offering reduced weight, features a Fuji DPS reel seat for maximum reliability and reel stability, and has deep press 316-stainless steel guide frames with SeaGuide Zirconium inserts for use with braided and monofilament lines. Available in lengths of 7-foot to 7-foot 6-inch and actions of Medium Light to Heavy.
Paired with the Okuma ITX Carbon Spinning reel, this setup is light in hand, yet powerful enough to put the brakes on a big false albacore. The ITX is a compact, lightweight spinning reel that features a multi-disc, carbon fiber drag system with Okuma’s Hydro Block Gasket, keeping water out and the drag running smooth. High Performance, grease-packed bearings keep the reel running smoothly along with the precision machine cut brass pinion gear. And the Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing stops the reel on a dime. ITX reels are designed with Okuma’s CFR, Cyclonic Flow Rotor technology which sweeps water away from the two-toned anodized machined aluminum spool. One of the key features of the new ITX Carbon reels is the machined aluminum, screw-in handle design keeping your handle running tight with no more loosening screws.
FishLab’s take on the paddletail, the Mad Eel, is designed for boat, beach, and Canal. The rounded head is designed to scoot over rocks, and won’t dig into sandy bottoms like pointed jigheads, Bennett said. The head shape also provides a rolling action in current, sending out fish-attracting vibrations even in the dark.
The FishLab Wing Stick Bait is designed for those times when big fish are feeding on relatively small baits. Comes pre-rigged with top-notch components, ready for big fish.