Okuma CAV-12IILX Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drags Reel

Okuma CAV-12IILX Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drags Reel

Price: $339.99
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BearingsGear Ratioline RetrieveWeight (oz.)Max Drag PressurePrice
4BB4.7:1 & 2.1:135.4 in.23.8 oz.27 lbs. & 34 Lbs.$339.99 USD

The Okuma Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drags Reels feature a battle proven carbonite drag system with Cal's drag grease that puts out 24 to 34 pounds of drag at full. The 17.4 grade stainless steel main and pinion gear as well as the CRC: Corrosion Resistance Coating process make this reel virtually corrosion resistant. Add to that 4 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings and a silent retrieve system for complete smooth operation. The Cavalla 2-speed reels feature a 6.4:1 and 3.8:1 gear ratio on the 5 size reels and a 4.7:1 and 2.1:1 gear ratio on the 12 size. Both the 5 and 12 size reels come in left and right hand retrieve and feature an on/off bait clicker.

The Okuma Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drags Reel is a compact bodied machine built to handle the toughest of conditions. This reel is built with 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and side plates. The rigid 1 piece frame continues around to the non handle side plate. This rigid frame combined with a cold forged, type-II anodized machined aluminum spool give you a sleek and rugged weapon. This reel is compact and comfortable, and features an Ergo Grip handle knob and anodized aluminum handle arm.

5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By mark b.
las vegas
Dorado and Yellowtail
October 11, 2020
VERY nice reel, smooth drag, light and easy to use. Landed several yellowtail and Dorado on an epic san diego bite on the New Loann. Worth every penny..have it on a calstar medium rod 30 to 60. Im sure the reel handle a 100 pounder if needed.
Prosstrong, small
By Russell
San Francisco
Smooth and powerful
June 6, 2020
It was smaller than I expected but it holds enough braid that I feel comfortable with it.
By johnstanley
Valencia CA
Light Smooth and Powerful
March 4, 2020
Matched to an Okuma PCH 7ft rod 12-30 lb class rod an amazing combo. Small profile, easy to handle, turns under pressure beautifully. Just enough line on the narrow spool that fills pretty evenly. Needs an educated thumb to cast but gives out line easily. The rod has immense power for its size on CA rockfish and lingcod. Compact, light and so easy to handle.
I son't take anything else on the party boats now. I leave my Shimano Tranx 500 HG with 8ft graphite carbon rod at home. I like the compact feel of Okuma reel and with the 2 speed if I need it it has the power. It feels easier to turn and retrieve.
I plan on selling my Tranx 500HG and picking up the narrow spool Okuma Cavalla 12N.
For the type of fishing I do, I am just more comfortable with the Cavalla. I though a bar release would be good, but not necessary and the narrow spool eliminates the levelwind guide on the Tranx 500HG. Not to knock the robust machinery of the Tranx 500HG. I just found the Cavalla equal in the handling mode with a nicer compactness and no side play when reeling up from 300 ft bottoms. Just my take, but hey isn't that what fishing is all about. In this price range its hard to buy a bad reel!
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