Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel

Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel

Price: $49.99
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity
diameter (in/mm)
4:5:16BB+1RB14.2oz30in18lbs365/12 (0.30)
310/14 (0.35)
240/18 (0.40)
$49.99 USD
Some say it's less expensive to buy fish from a store than actually catch it yourself. First off, where's the fun in that? And secondly, we may have to disagree when it comes to Avenger spinning reels. Effortlessly smooth and highly capable, Avengers have put more fish on the bank or boat than any other Okuma product. With a multi-disc drag system, six bearing drive system and our patented EOS elliptical oscillation system, it's no surprise why Avengers are serious spinning reels everyone can afford to own and enjoy. And a reel we're very proud to offer in sizes from 15 all the way to an 80.
  • Multi-disc Japanese oiled felt drag washers
  • 6 ball bearings for ultimate smoothness
  • 1 Quick-Set Anti-Reverse roller bearing
  • Precision machine-cut brass pinion gear
  • Rigid diecast aluminum handle design
  • Now featuring a patented Elliptical Oscillation System
4.5 Stars based on 58 reviews
By Alex
Lusby, Maryland
Smooth little reel
July 22, 2019
For $40 you can’t beat it. Smooth and has a nice drag too.
ProsPrice, drag and it?s light
ConsThe line wraps around the bail arm sometimes unlike my other bailed spinning reels.
By Scott
new port richy Fl.
Great reel very smoth
January 6, 2019
bought these reels to take up north to my family cabin. They are to replace 20 year old reels.
ProsVery smooth on spool up with 15 lb braid put about 15 yards of 10 lb mono and held 150 yards 15 lb braid just perfect
ConsHave not been able to try them out yet
By Sunny K.
Barnegat Bay, NJ
Good Value for the $$ 40b
November 14, 2018
I paired this 40b with an 8' Ugly Stick with 12lb line and use it on the jetty. Small blues and fluke <3lbs is the norm. Reel works great, I love Okuma reels. I must have half a dozen. Never had a problem with any of them.
ProsGood value.
By Andrew
Jacksonville, Florida
Perfect inshore salt water reels
September 14, 2018
Bought this item n have had tremendous success fishing inshore for Drum, Croaker n Red fish. Would highly recommend and would purchase again.
By Proud P.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Great for Beginners
September 13, 2018
My daughter, who just turned 10, decided that she wanted to learn how to fish with her daddy. At first, I bought her a cheap rod and reel set from Target, but she quickly outgrew that reel, so I decided to get the deal from TackleDirect with these Okuma Avenger reels! Buy one get one free was a deal I could not pass up and it was a great decision!
The ease of operation, fluid and free action on this reel helped my daughter reel in faster and cast out further. She has yet to catch something, but it is all in time!
By Ed P.
Okuma Av-35b reels
September 13, 2018
Thanks for reminding me that these reels were not delivered. Wish I would have received them and been able to give my opinion. Love your products and prices, just need to deliver.
By Julio
Miami, FL
cannot beat this for the price
September 12, 2018
smooth as silk and high retrieve. Very well made and a great reel for the money
Prosretrieve line capacity
By Capt M.
Bradenton, Florida
Great reel for the money!
September 11, 2018
I have used my Okuma reels on several charters and found them trouble free for my clients .
By Doug H.
James Island S.C.
My new reel
September 10, 2018
This is a very smooth reel,drag is excelent.my only real concern is the handle,and how long it will last
ProsSmooth,good drag system
ConsHandle is weak
By jim
Milton Wi
Okuma av35b spinning reels
September 10, 2018
The reels work just fine for fishing with slip bobbers I've got some other Okuma reel and have had no problem with them
By Capt p.
These are tough little real's!
September 10, 2018
These little reels are worth every penny. My granddaughter and I now have matching sets. We have already caught over 25 Sea trout and three redfish in East Central Florida. I should've double down on my order, great value.
By Ruben
Jacksonville, FL
Good reel for the sale price.
August 31, 2018
Purchased 2 of these reels and had them spooled with 15lb braid. I put them to use on my boat as boat reels so that I wouldn't have to worry about boat rash on my more expensive reels. They did pretty good fighting slot reds between 18-27 inches. Only concern is that I felt like I was going to break the handle arm while really in reds in the upper slot range. For the price they are not bad at all. I still ended up buying 2 more in the event I end up breaking some. I wouldn't pay the retail price for them.
ProsGood looking smooth reel.
ConsWhen fighting bigger fish there was a lot of extra bend in the reel arm and reel handle.
By thomas
Hickory, NC
First impression right out of the box
August 23, 2018
Very smooth operation, and you can turn the anti-reversion feature on and off.
all parts fit good, no wobble in the spool, or the spool halo. Good looking reel that comes to hand naturally, and the handle just feels good.
ProsSeems to be well made for the price, and has features only available in more expensive reels. Good reel for the money.
ConsThe point where the bail release lever cams into play, IE; the point where the bail closes is at the 9 o'clock position. In order for the bail to close, spool halo needs some speed to be built up so that the bail release lever can be tripped. If you open the bail close to the release point, it will be difficult to trip the release lever when you start reeling. This can be distracting to a new fisherperson, and an inconvenience to experienced anglers. Hence a 3 star, not a 4 I would give it otherwise. Would not recommend for a new, young angler .
By John
Okuma AV 35
July 27, 2018
Light and powerful for its size
By David W.
North Topsail Beach, NC
Trying it out
June 3, 2018
Bought this and another reel for lite lining offshore while bottom fishing. I believe it will do a good job. Good price, and good quality. Gave 4stars, if it does the job, it will be 5stars.
ProsPrice Quality
ConsNone yet
7 Questions & 8 Answers
Mark Beck
from Ft Collins Colorado asked:
April 5, 2019
Would the 55B be heavy enough for Catfish or would you recommend a different reel.
1 Answer
 Depends on the species of catfish but you should probably go a size up to the 65 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 5, 2019

Larry Wyman
from Phoenix asked:
November 26, 2019
Does the reel handle mount on either side or just on the side shown in the picture? I use my right hand normally to reel with.
1 Answer
Hello, This handle can be moved right to left 
Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on November 26, 2019

Ray Lawson
from Auburn, Indiana asked:
April 21, 2018
If I but an Okuma feel can I also but a spare spool 28th it?
1 Answer
The Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel does not come with a spare spool and we unfortunately do not sell spare spools for the Avenger series reels.
Submitted by: Donald on April 25, 2018

Ray Lawson
from Auburn, Indiana asked:
April 21, 2018
Does this and/or any spinning reels have spare spools?
1 Answer
The Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reels do not come with spare spools. The Shimano Ultegra surf spinning reels come with a spare spool when purchased.
Submitted by: Donald on April 21, 2018

Gary Rietmann
from Barnegat asked:
April 20, 2018
How would this reel work out for a 12 year old fishing for Stripers and blues?
1 Answer
The Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel would be a perfect reel for a child/teen learning how to fish for Striped Bass and Bluefish.
Submitted by: Donald on April 20, 2018

Kevin Sopher
from Manahawkin, NJ asked:
February 14, 2018
I have 2 rods and one reel! Hurricane calico jack 7’6 with Penn battle II. I was wondering what size Okuma reel to use on my other hurricane redbone 7’6 would be close to the Penn 4000?
1 Answer
The Okuma Avenger 55 is a bit larger than the Penn Battle 4000 and the 40 size Okuma is smaller. You would have to decide if you want a smaller reel (okuma avenger 40) or a slightly larger reel (okuma avenger 5) in comparison to the Penn Battle 4000.
Submitted by: Donald on February 15, 2018

from singapore asked:
March 10, 2017
What is the braid capacity for these 55 b and the 40?..thanks.
2 Answers
Okuma only lists the line capacities for mono-filament. You can estimate the braid capacity by using the braid's equivalent mono diameter. For example most 50lb.
Submitted by: Devon on March 11, 2017
For the 55B you can fit 365 yds of 50 lb Power Pro. The 40B can fit 325 yds of 30 lb Power Pro and 205 yds of 50 lb Power Pro. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 11, 2017


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