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Fin-Nor Marquesa Lever Drag Reels

Fin-Nor Marquesa Lever Drag Reels

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Mono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Line Retrieve Per TurnGear RatioWeightStrike w/free spoolMax
470 / 401000 / 65High: 50.0in
Low: 27.0in
High: 5.2:1
Low: 2.8:1
33.4oz-50 lbs$489.95 USD
440 / 30700 / 65High: 50.0in
Low: 27.0in
High: 5.2:1
Low: 2.8:1
32oz-50 lbs$459.95 USD
440 / 20700 / 50-High: 5.2:1
Low: 2.8:1
33.4oz--$429.95 USD
300 / 25530 / 50High: 51.0in
Low: 26.0in
High: 6.1:1
Low: 3.1:1
28.0oz25 lbs45 lbs$399.95 USD
320 / 30670 / 50High: 51.0in
Low: 26.0in
High: 6.1:1
Low: 3.1:1
28.5oz25 lbs45 lbs$419.95 USD
270 / 15270 / 5043.0in6.1:120.0oz15 lbs23 lbs$309.95 USD
290 / 20400 / 5043.0in6.1:121.0oz15 lbs23 lbs$329.95 USD
300 / 25530 / 5051.3in6.1:126.8oz18 lbs40 lbs$349.95 USD
360 / 20530 / 5051.3in6.1:126.8oz18 lbs40 lbs$349.95 USD
320 / 30670 / 5051.3in6.1:127.4oz18 lbs40 lbs$369.95 USD
Fin-Nor Marquesa Lever Drag Reels are the perfect reels for tournament fishing or stand-up fishing with the thinner braided superlines. Marquesa is precision-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and features one of the strongest drag systems ever put into a reel.

The Marquesa 2-speed models feature a fast 6.1:1 retrieve and a powerful 3.1:1 retrieve for even greater versatility and control.

The single-speed Marquesa reels come in two model types: a topless model for easy spool access and control, and a model with a top bar (T) that kite fishermen will especially appreciate. Kite fishermen will also appreciate the dial that allows custom adjustment of clicker tension. The top bar models are pefect for challenging sailfish and the techniques needed to catch them.
Fin-Nor Marquesa Reels features:
  • One piece frame and one piece spool precision-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Smooth and strong-running carbon-fiber drag system
  • Fast 6.1:1 Retrieve Ratio
  • Adjustable lever drag
  • 6+1 ball bearings with back-up pawl and rachet for strength
  • Oversized stainless steel drive gear and pinion
  • Adjustable clicker on the 20T and 30T models
  • Ergonomic crank handle
4.5 Stars based on 25 reviews
By Ron
Tiverton RI
September 15, 2018
Fast and easy! Great price .
Shipping was quick ant what a great deal!
By Billy
Mesquite, TX
March 13, 2018
What's Not In The Description - Centrifugal Cast Control
This little MA12 and at least through the MA20 size open top single speed reels have a four pin centrifugal cast control system built it. That's something you never see in the description on any site. This reel is extremely easy to cast. I've practiced casting the little MA12 with all 4 weights on the braking system and can cast a one ounce lure without ever thumbing the spool until splash down with absolutely zero backlash. If you want a bit more distance you can take the weights off two opposing pins for less centrifugal breaking. Fit and finish on all the Marquesa reels I have is splendid and I own several from the little MA12 up to the MA50. Enough of the good and time for the bad. This may make no difference to you but it is of extreme annoyance to me. THEY ALL make a rather loud clicking sound on retrieve from the secondary anti-reverse system. They have spring tension pawl that produces a clicking sound on retrieve. After reading an online review of the little MA12 where the writer complained of the loud clicking sound and he basically removed the secondary anti-reverse pawl and spring from the reel because the sound bothered him so much. Feeling the same way about the clicking noise I did this to an MA12, MA16 and MA20 which leaves you relying only on the AR bearing. I've used the reels quite a bit since and have had no AR bearing failure on any of them. If you decide to do this so so at your own risk as I'm pretty sure the manufacturer would recommend against it. That out of the way the retrieve on these reels is blissfully silent now. I WOULD NOT do this on the larger reels for fear of AR bearing failure. My sizes MA30 through MA50 get very little use because I HATE the clicking sound. Once I got the smaller three models silent I love them and highly recommend them. The centrifugal breaking is a big plus and I have always wondered why this feature is never in the product description as it is a good selling point. I do not think the frames with the top bar have it and I'm not sure if the two speed models have this feature so before you buy one for the centrifugal breaking feature look at an exploded view of the model you are interested in to be sure it's there.
ProsSmall and well made little lever drag. Silent retrieve but only AFTER a slight modification. Again if you do this do it at your own risk. Outstanding centrifugal cast control at least on the smaller single speed open top models. The fit and finish on the reel is fantastic and that goes for all the Marquesa reels I have bought. More than ample drag for a reel this small.
ConsThat horrible clicking sound on retrieve from an "out of the box" reel is a HUGE con for me. But it can be dealt with in minutes on the smaller reels. When I fist got my MA12 I drilled out the knob attachment to install a custom offset jigging knob. I decided since I had to drill out the factory knob to do this I wanted to buy the entire handle and knob assembly so I ordered one directly from Zebco (Who owns the Fin Nor brand). It took them almost a year and several emails before I finally received the replacement handle assembly so you may have some trouble if you need parts in a hurry. This wasn't a big deal for my case as I simply wanted the original assembly as a "just in case" thing. My custom knob / handle assembly is still on the reel and working great so it was not parts I had to have right away. I do however believe the parts should have been shipped in weeks and not months. That said you may never actually need a replacement part. I have yet to have anything break on any of them and they have seen some heavy use.
By Chuck
Portland, Oregon
March 3, 2018
Nice reel
Great reel, took to CR for sails, tuna and mahi mahi. Never missed a beat.
ProsFit and finish is awesome
By John
Dallas, TX
August 9, 2017
Strong reel
Great little reel for dropping and tossing live baits. Plenty of drag for Kings, snappers & Jacks.
ProsSmall & light.
ConsTakes a little practice to cast.
By Michael
August 3, 2016
First choice
I have 4, two speed reels and this is the one I prefer to use. Reliable and consistent drag system allows you to add just what is needed. Reliable performance instills confidence every time I pick it up.
By Michael
Klamath Falls, Oregon
August 3, 2016
This is by far one of my favorite reels. The true feel of a quality piece every time I pick it up. Smooth operation and the drag can be added easily and in the proper increment.
By Terry
galesburg, MI
November 30, 2015
light and strong
trolling and deep dropping
Prosnice quality build, smooth and powerful drag holds plenty of braid
Consno belt hooks
By Christopher
Cochran, GA
October 8, 2015
Great reel
Use the 50 for trolling for dolphin. Reel looks awesome and works the same. Very smooth drag. It will handle a big bull dolphin or wahoo.
ProsLooks great, strong smooth drag, good line capacity for offshore trolling.
By Tommy Press
Dixon, CA.
May 21, 2015
Little Powerhouse
Small, Powerful & Good Lookin'... Don't let the size of this Reel fool you. With 45 lbs. of drag, this reel is a powerhouse...
By Thomas
New Iberia, Louisiana
May 4, 2015
Good all around reel
I use this reel for jigging tuna and grouper as well as chunking for yellowfin. Works great, a little noisy but not noticeable on the water. Smooth and strong. Good drag system and awesome capacity
By Trent
Newport Beach, CA
April 25, 2015
Not impressed
Looks good, but feels cheap in your hand.
By Michael
January 27, 2015
Outstanding reel
Awesome reel for live baiting super smooth drag and high max drag awesome reel to add to your arsenal
By Andrew Grossman
October 31, 2014
Fin Nor MA12
I have three of these reels. They excellent light tackle reels. I fish light tackle for Mutton Snapper and other reef fishes (including Red Snapper on the Gulf). I have never had a problem with these reels. The drags are first-rate. On one occasion, one of MA12 was just sticking a bit in free spool. I wrote Fin Nor (expecting a referral to an approved repair facility/dealer); instead, they replaced the reel with no questions asked (the reel that was sticking a bit, was more than two years old!). This surprised me, but it also demonstrates they stick behind their equipment. You really cannot ask for more.
ProsSee review comments.
By Billy
May 2, 2014
What The Specs Don't Say (Cast Control)
The open top single speed Marquesa models have a centrifugal cast control designed in. This is something you can see in an exploded view but I have never seen this listed in any description on any site. I only own the little MA12 at this time and it is as easy to cast as any freshwater bait-cast reel I own. Even the novice should be able to cast this reel with baits of 1 ounce and over. A real pleasure to use.
ProsBuilt in centrifugal cast control makes this reel all but impossible to backlash. Cosmetics, fit and finish are second to none. Reel is smooth and offers plenty of drag for it's size.
ConsAt 20 ounces this reel is heavier than comparable reels in it's size class. Wish it had a totally silent anti-reverse but it's not overly loud by any means
By Pablo Zambrano
August 6, 2013
4 Questions & 4 Answers
marco fox
from mn asked:
April 27, 2018
what is the maximum weight line (mono/braid) I should load on a fin nor marquesa ma40II. fishing dolphin, wahoo, black and yellow fin?
1 Answers
I wouldn't suggest using any line heavier than 80 lb. braid and 40lb. mono
on April 30, 2018

from Hawaii asked:
September 18, 2014
I need a spare reel handle arm assembly. Any chance you have the part?
1 Answers
No, we do not carry parts. Best thing to do is contact Fin-Nor directly at; PHONE: (toll-free) 800-588-9030 (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST) ADDRESS: Fin-Nor Customer Service, 6105 E. Apache, Tulsa, OK 74115
Customer Service
on September 18, 2014

from Venice, LA asked:
August 24, 2012
The "T" model marquesa is the one with the T-bar?
1 Answers
Yes, the T version has a top bar.
Customer Service
on August 27, 2012

from cairo asked:
August 15, 2012
hi need to know the spool width for 20II & 20
1 Answers
1 3/8"
Customer Service
on August 20, 2012


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