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Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel

Okuma AV-55b Avenger B Series Spinning Reel

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Model
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity
diameter (in/mm)
Price
AV-55b
OKM-0284
4:5:16BB+1RB14.2oz30in18lbs365/12 (0.30)
310/14 (0.35)
240/18 (0.40)
Reg Price $49.99Our Price $35.99
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 41 reviews
By Vic
Hamilton,Ohio
May 18, 2018
Okuma AV-30B Avenger B Series Spinning Reel
Excellent spinning reel 6 ball bearings and one roller bearing pretty smooth for under $30.00.The quality and performance of this spinning reel is outstanding. Five stars ⭐️
By Brian
Cleve
April 18, 2018
Used with High Seas 20
Great reel for price smooth drag good pick up
By Brian Schoolcraft
Cleveland OH
April 18, 2018
Great Value
Caught Spanish trolling Dusters
ProsWorked perfectly
Consnone
By Joseph
Tampa, FL
April 1, 2018
GOOD SERVICE GREAT PRICE GOOD REEL
This OKUMA works effortlessly and smoothly; the drag adjustment is very fine and it clicks; so you know just how tightly to adjust
By Al
Hawaii
March 18, 2018
What a bargain!
I filled the spool with 8 strand braid, and this reel casts like a champ. I'm getting as much distance as I do with my Shimano Stradic reels(6), but at 1/5 the cost! The retrieve and drag are smooth, and the 7 bearings are performing very well. Don't get me wrong, I will still use my Stradics, but the Okuma AV-40b Avenger B Series will be my standby reels, and are what I will recommend to my less serious fishing buddies. Great reel at an awesome price!
ProsCasts a country mile with 8 strand braid Uniform drag. Used it for the first time last week and a good sized Sierra Mackeral put it to the test. 7 bearings provides smooth operation Big spool Attractive-looks expensive
ConsA faint click at every rotation of the hand crank. At the price, I can live with this.
By Mohamed
Khobar, Khobar
March 8, 2018
Extra soft drag - affordable
I got the AV-55B, and the moment you take it out from the box you see the real quality and casting materials of the reel. Excellent drag force. I will update this review upon catching sizable fishes with it.
By Flatlander
St Auggie Fla.
January 20, 2018
Gr8 low cost reel
I fish mainly the intracoastal waterway in n/e Florida, feeder creeks and the flats. With the Okuma AV40b I have caught everything from sailcats to bull red bass. I am retired so I'm more than the weekend warrior, they get used. There are 4 in my arsenal right now, with one as a back up, if I ever need it. I load these with 20lb power pro and they work flawlessly on 7' medium light graphite ugly sticks. I can't see paying high dollars for a reel, this one Is a work horse and lasts. Just give them a light spray with fresh water when done for the day.
ProsSolid hook set Smooth drag Gr8 longevity No line twist or excessive wear
ConsNone
By Mikey
New York, NY
December 26, 2017
Good reel
So far a fine reel. There's a little wobble and it takes a couple of spins before the drag catches but I think its because how I spooled it. The true verdict is how this reel will hold up in a couple of years. But its strong enough to reel in double hooked keepers of stripers.
By The General
Forked River NJ
December 19, 2017
Great deal
Nice compact spinning reels. On sale for $28 was too good to resist. Perfect for light tackle spinning reels in the bay.
ProsOn sale price was excellent
ConsNone yet
By Sam
NC
December 7, 2017
Great reel and a great price
I€™ve been using Avengers for years, starting as a temporary replacement for a nice Shimano that needed servicing at an inconvenient time. The 35b I bought then has became my go to rig, even over SSVs and Battles I€™ve bought since. Spooled with 20lb Super Slick PP, it has landed dozens of drum, Spanish, blues, false albies, and bonito. My brother in law even landed a 41€ red drum with it this summer. I had to rebuild the bail roller ($5 in parts this summer) but it has otherwise been flawless. It€™s a great reel regardless of price, and it€™s price just makes it better.
ProsSmooth drag Lightweight Quiet It just works Inexpensive
ConsQuiet drag is not ideal for trolling
By Mohamed
Khobar
July 20, 2017
Small & strong
Light weight & strong reel. It is small in size however the full metal body looks very durable. will keep testing it & update the review
By David
north of boston, MA
July 19, 2017
good little reel for the price
I use it for sabiki rigs for mackerel, works fine that what I bought it for. Pretty light weight but fine for what I am using it for.
Proscheap. light weight
Consfor the price none.
By tipless bob
ri
June 30, 2017
great price for a good reel
I have been buying okuma since my penn s started needing rebuilds. I thought for the price they could be one and done, but much to my surprise they hang in there pretty well. I just make sure to fill them will grease when I get them and they keep going.
By Brian
Philadelphia Pa
June 14, 2017
Great for the price
Unfortunately I have not been able to get on the water since I've gotten these reels. But after lining them and playing around with some tackle, they certainly seem very smooth and well made. I'm looking forward to getting them wet!
By Derrick Iwanenko
Panama City, Florida
June 8, 2017
Great buy
Nice reel for the price. Great quality, smooth action.
By Sean
Allen, Texas
May 11, 2017
Good reel
good quality reel, fast shipping
By Ben
North Carolina
April 5, 2017
Works great
I got 2 of them, and they are great for catching Rock, or Stripped bass. Work exactly as advertised
ProsBest reel on the market for the money
ConsNone yet
By Corey
Pennsylvania
March 12, 2017
Perfect reel
Great reel for a great price. Yeah its not high dollar quality but for the price you cant beat it. I have a couple i use in saltwater for big striper and and cobia.
By Paul N.
Kent, Wa.
March 8, 2017
Silky smooth operation and drag.
It is still Winter and haven't used it on the water yet but it appears to be very well engineered and built.
By Pete B
Florida
March 1, 2017
Beating them like I stole them.
I have beating them off shore in Gulf Of Mexico on Lane Snapper, Trigger fish, and even a few Grouper, I will see how they hold up over the next couple of months. wish the bail would open in any position for free spooling.
By Dfree
The South
December 18, 2016
One of teh Best Inexpensive Reels Around
While I have yet to use this particular reel, I have several others just like it in various sizes. I bought one years ago on a whim. For as inexpensive as it is, it has proven to be one of my more dependable reels. I have caught yellowtail snapper, trout, flounder and big reds with these reels and they have performed as good as some other reels I have that are considerably more expensive. These make excellent "first" reels of loaners for guests on your boat. I use them on my kayak a lot as I don't worry so much about them taking a dunking.
ProsInexpensive Durable Works well (if maintained)
ConsNone considering the price
By John Grasser
NY
December 16, 2016
Solid Reel
This reel appears to be very solidly built. I plan on pairing it with a 7ft Hurricane rod to do some kyak fluke fishing next spring/summer.
ProsSolid, well built
By Metal Fish
Massachusetts
July 27, 2016
Great performance and features
This reel has a surprisingly good quality of construction for the price point. Anti reverse is instant. Mechanics feel solid. Incredibly good value for an entry level reel. Okuma products are really exceeding my expectations these days.
By Skip Potts
South Texas
June 20, 2016
Well worth the money
Great trout and bay reel, smooth retrieve and comfort in your hand . I will buy a couple more.
By James
Costa Rica
May 11, 2016
Great, use for sabiki!
Have purchased several, use with 20# fluorocarbon for sabiki rigs!!
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
May 1, 2016
Light tackle reel
I did like this for the first few months I used it. But it developed issues with the anti reverse and drag. I would definitely not get this if you fish saltwater.
By charles barron
Marion ky
April 18, 2016
Okuma AV 40
Have been fishing several times and I am more impressed each time I use this reel. This is the first Okuma reel I have purchased and will get some more of them. Spooled with 8 lb mono works great on bass and bluegill
ProsSmooth as silk great drap
By Christian
Modesto California
February 24, 2016
Great reel
excellent reel for that price, great for light fishing ; a good buy
ProsVery good looking reel
By Dan
NE Florida
January 9, 2016
Affordable quality
I am not a professional fisherman, I fish typically once a week for a few hours, when I retire soon, that will increase but even with that I don't see any reason to to purchase ridiculously costly reels and rods for a hobby. I own both Okuma Epixor and Avenger reels and like them both, they are smooth with adequate drag for inshore and freshwater fishing in Florida. As long as I rinse them after fishing in brackish water and oil them periodically they work flawlessly. For my money the Avengers are my favorite normally they are about $35 - $40 for the AV 40 which is my favorite but when Tackle Direct put them on sale at Christmas time, I couldn't resist purchasing a couple more along with my favorite clear tipped rod. I can fish a lot break and afford to break equipment at that price, if it gets stolen, I haven't lost the farm. I think Okuma makes a good quality, reasonably priced reel that performs very well. Like I said, I am no professional.
ProsReasonably smooth Adequate drag for freshwater and inshore fishing in Florida Durable with a modicum of maintenance
ConsYou cannot hear the line peeling off on the bait casters when a fish takes it. So if you are fishing multiple rods you may miss a hit.
By Dave
Maine
December 25, 2015
Okuma AV-40 reel
Out of the box it feels like a pretty solid reel. Plan to use it fishing from kayak, light saltwater use.
By Shep
Ft.myers FL
September 18, 2015
Nicce real for the price
I was surprised at how smooth the real was in the drag. I'm very happy with it
By Mark Fernando
Jefferson Wis
August 19, 2015
Very nice Reel
for a the money a very good value
By marlon671
Bay area, CA
January 24, 2015
Awesome and smooth reel
Received this item as a birthday present along with a 9' ugly stick… Very smooth reel. Used for pier fishing (crab snaring) and it holds up pretty well. reels smooth even with 2 dungy crabs on the receiving end!
Pros-Great value for the money
Consnone
By Rob
North Carolina
December 8, 2014
Well done!
The price on the items was unbeatable. TD processed the order expeditiously. The items arrived well boxed and in pristine condition.Everything worked as expected and I found no flaws or imperfections. I expect they will do fine once put to the test on my next surf fishing trip. Well done!
By Scott
Port Hueneme, CA
November 29, 2014
Great Reel
Great reel for the amount. I was looking for an extra rod/reel at an affordable price and tried this little reel. I was frustrated at first until I realized where the free spool lever was. Now it works perfectly. I just use for pier fishing for crab bait.
By robin williams
Queensbury,n.y.
September 19, 2014
fishing reel
i love this reel
By William
Martinsburg, WV
June 19, 2014
Solid Reel
This is a great reel for the price. I've used them to catch a wide variety of fish and I have not seen any issues with the reel from the saltwater.
By Jason
Morganton, NC
February 27, 2014
Good Reel for the Money.
I have one of these reels paired with a 9ft surf rod and it is a good deal for the money. The drag is good. The reel does not hold as much line as what it is advertised to hold though. I am very careful not to dunk this reel when I am surf fishing as I don't want to press my luck with it being water tight but it has stood up to a dozen surf fishing outings so far. I do clean and oil it after every trip out.
ProsGood reel for the money Good drag
ConsDoes not hold the amount of line that it is advertised to hold. Bail wire is kinda delicate
By Dave
South Carolina
December 2, 2013
Great reel, Great price point
Great reel that won't break the bank. Use it for saltwater redfish and can hold up to the abuse.
By Ed
United States
June 25, 2013
Okuma Spinning Reel
Excellent quality for the price. Very smooth action.
By OMAR
JEDDAH, JEDDAH
February 4, 2013
Okuma
A most for big games.....easy to handle and manipulate...much lighter than other reels from the same category
Proseasy to handle quality/price
Consnothing
5 Questions & 6 Answers
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
Donald
on February 15, 2018

imran
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.
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.
Donald
on March 11, 2017

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