Okuma C-40 Ceymar Spinning Reel

Okuma C-40 Ceymar Spinning Reel

Price: $51.99
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity
(Diameter in mm.)
$51.99 USD
  • Multi-disc, oiled felt drag system
  • Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • Corrosion-resistant graphite body
  • Rigid, forged aluminum, black anodized handle design
  • Light weight, EVA handle knobs for comfort
  • Precision Elliptical gearing system
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
  • Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equilizing System
  • Narrow blade body design for reduced fatigue
  • 1-year warranty
4.5 Stars based on 7 reviews
By K
Love this reel!
November 29, 2020
Nice and smooth. Had no problems so far and landed several chinook this fall with this reel.
By Brian D.
Sandy ridge North Carolina
Plums C20 ceymar
August 4, 2020
Great reel for a great price very smooth I am very satisfied I will be buying more okuma reels
By Gk
February 3, 2020
I paired it with a Sam Heaton super sensitive 7ft spinning rod for crappie fishing. Performed beautifully nice drag, casts a mile, very smooth, and looks sweet. Havent had it long enough to comment on its reliabilty or durability but it feels like a solid well put together product. Definitely an excellent buy!!!
By Mike
Cortland, OH
Super light, smooth, and inexpensive
August 5, 2019
I was looking for the lightest "quality" reel under $50 and this is the one that I ended up landing on. Small, smooth, and the line lay was fine out of the box. I use it for panfish and creek fishing and it has been great.
Pros-Smooth -Good line lay -Price -Weight (5.9 oz for the 10 size) -Bail operation is smooth and crisp
Cons-During retrieve there is a point where it feels like there is very mild resistance, and it is distracting and a bit of a bummer.
By Ron J.
San Antonio
Selection as one of the top ten spinning reels is justified
March 29, 2018
I bought a Ceymar 30 after reading a comparison on the best new rods and reels in Field and Stream, and the reviewers liked the Ceymar, but didn't know how it would hold up in salt water. I have been using the reel for about a year, on a 13 Oman Green 7 foot rod for fishing on flats outside of Corpus Christi, Texas, since last year. The reel has been used to bring in over 50 black drum weighting anywhere from 4 pounds to what I believe is over 40 pounds but the lip holder on the scale was too small to go over the fishes lips. I wipe the reel down with a cloth with penetrating oil when I come in, and remove the spool, wipe the shaft, and put Purple oil and a little grease on, and wipe out the inside of the spool. With a little maintenance, it shows no signs of wear, and the drag is as good or better than the Shimano Stradics I have been using. Tackle Direct has excellent service, and sells good products, and fast shipping.
ProsSmooth and inexpensive, and throws well, picks up line well, and has a shiny black and red colors and looks as good as the Tsunami I just bought for $190.00 plus tax. The drag is incredible.
ConsNone that I have found so far, but don't go looking for faults.
By Juan
Miami, FL
Great Performance
July 1, 2017
I have never been more impressed with performance of any other reel until I tried the pt smoke. It's the best reel ever
By Austin
Good reel
August 23, 2016
I recently had used this reel on south Florida bass charters boat and instantly fell in love with this light weight power house and immediately bought it I live in Juno beach and I have used it At the pier to catch bonnito and it holds up fine if your an experienced fisherman and you can use light tackle it's so smooth you don't know you are reeling line but sure enough you are and I'm not doing this review to market this reel I'm just giving my experience with it so far and it's great it's a poor man's. Stradic ci4 and I use mine for salt water but I wouldn't recommend it honestly because it's made for fresh water but if your as adventurous as me and don't really care buy it and I hope it fits you like it does me I swear I couldn't fall asleep because I was thinking about this reel but the c-30 should have 8-10 pound mono or 10-15 braid depending on what you like and as far as leader 17-25 mono is ideal I have jumped a tarpon on this reel and I really needed 50 but the drag system on these things allow you to be able to use lighter gear.
ProsSmoothness and style of the reel
ConsNone so far đź?œŠ
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from castle rock, wa. asked:
November 13, 2020
I am considering what reel I should buy for side drifting with eggs out of a boat on the Cowlitz River for summer steelhead to10 pounds and fall cohos to 12 pounds or so. Also wether I should use braided line or mono line on it,

 and what weight of line I should use. Thanks.

1 Answer
This reel will do, most 2500-3000 size spinning reels would do just fine with this fishing application. As for what line to use, a lot of guys still prefer 8-12# mono for this style fishing, however I would recommend using a 10-15# braid for your mainline with a 10# flourocarbon leader
Submitted by: Alex T on November 13, 2020

Mark Pizzi
from Pennsylvania asked:
February 17, 2020
What are the line capacities of this reel? For example, 6 lbs at 170 feet.
1 Answer



Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 17, 2020


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