Okuma Cedros Spinning Reels

Okuma Cedros Spinning Reels

Specifically designed for saltwater use. Cedros spinning reels feature a rigid aluminum body and rotor.

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Model
TD Code
Line Capacity
(yds/lb)
Line RetrieveGear RatioBearingsMax DragWeightPrice
CJ-8000
OKM-0970
465/12
320/16
255/20
40.9 in.5.4:16BB+1RB44 lb.21.5 oz$159.99 USD
CJ-10000
OKM-0971
590/12
405/16
230/20
44.1 in.5.4:16BB+1RB44 lb.22.2 oz$169.99 USD
CJ-14000
OKM-0972
690/12
470/16
380/20
45.8 in.5.4:16BB+1RB44 lb.22.9 oz$179.99 USD
Specifically designed for saltwater use. Cedros spinning reels feature a rigid aluminum body and rotor. Okuma's "Dual Force Drag" system for extreme stopping power, and our proprietary "High Density Gearing" with a special corrosion resistant coating. Combine this with a high speed gear ratio and a customized jigging handle and you have one of the best saltwater jig fishing reels on the market.
  • High-Speed gear ratio on all models
  • DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag system
  • Multi-disk, Japanese-oiled felt drag washers
  • 4 HPB corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
  • 1 Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
  • HDGII: Corrosion resistant, High density gearing
  • ALC: Rigid, diecast aluminum frame
  • Corrosion resistant graphite side plate and rotor
  • EOS: Patented Elliptical Oscillation System
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized, port spool
  • Rigid, forged aluminum screw-in handle design
  • Custom blue anodized, machined aluminum handle knob
  • Hydro Block water tight drag seal
  • Heavy Duty, solid aluminum, gold anodized bail wire
  • RESII: Computer balanced rotor equalizing system
  • Narrow Blade Body design for reduced fatigue
  • Cedros spinning reels are backed by a 1-year warranty
4.5 Stars based on 6 reviews
By Jessie
nj
From using other Okuma products this weekend
August 3, 2018
i give this 5 stars as far as quality and looks!
Prosbest bang for your money, if you invest in a Penn and spend the money you will have a lifetime reel.
By Jp
, george western cape
impressive
August 9, 2017
drag is very strong. definitely value for money!
By Alex
California, MD
Very nice reel
May 3, 2015
Very nice reel, strong drag, smooth and very nice handle knob. I recommend it!
By KN
Markham, ON
Okuma Cedros CJ-65
February 5, 2013
A good looking entry level reel good for medium to light application. The drag is okay but it could be improved by using carbon fiber washers. Not sure about it's durability.
ProsWaterproof drag with 31 lb drag power, aluminum frame and rotor. Good value for the money.
ConsA bit heavy at 24.3 oz.
By Capt D.
Boston, Ma
Okuma Cedros 55 spinning reel
November 8, 2012
Bought this reel last year (2011) and was told I wasted my money by friends. Well between last year and this year this reel has stood up to Stripers to 42 LBS and the brutal runs of Bluefish in the 15-18 LB class and not a single flaw! The drag is still smooth and the reel works like the day I bought it! Don't think I wasted my money!
ProsEasy to cast, smooth drag.
ConsThe round knob handle takes a little getting use to. Not a problem though.
By anthony
toms river, new jersey
okuma cedros spinning 55s
October 18, 2012
Great for the surf...
11 Questions & 12 Answers
Roland Deale
from Panama City, FL asked:
April 19, 2019
is this reel able to move the handle to the right side?
1 Answer
The handle can be switched 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 22, 2019

Steve
from TX asked:
August 16, 2018
Are these spools braid ready?
1 Answer
These spool can handle braid.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 16, 2018

Brendan
from Fairbanks, AK asked:
January 12, 2018
Which size would fit best on the Okuma Nomad NTi-S-703M-MH? And how much 20lb braid would that reel handle? Thx.
1 Answer
The 55s reel would fit best on the Okuma Nomad NTi-S-703M-MH. You would easily fit 500 yards of 20 lb braid on the 55s.
Submitted by: Donald on January 12, 2018

Brendan
from Fairbanks, AK asked:
January 11, 2018
Would the CJ-80 match up well for surf fishing with the Nomad 10 ft Heavy surf rod? How much 50 lb braided can it hold? Thanks.
1 Answer
The CJ-80 would match well with the Okuma Nomad 10' H for surf fishing. The reel will fit approximately 500 yards of 50 lb braid.
Submitted by: Donald on January 11, 2018

Mychal
from California asked:
October 27, 2017
Can the 65s handle tuna and marlin up to 100lbs
1 Answer
I cannot say with confidence that the Cedros can withstand fish of that size. Spinning reels I would suggest for Tuna and Marlin of that size would be the Shimano Saragosa and Penn Slammer III.
Submitted by: Devon on October 30, 2017

Jp
from George western cape asked:
August 9, 2017
what is the weight of the reel?
1 Answer
The Okuma Cedros 40 weighs 12.1 oz, 45 weighs 12.1 oz, 55 weighs 16.9 oz , 65 weighs 22.8 oz and 80 weighs 23 oz.
Submitted by: Donald on August 9, 2017

Tim
from Sea Isle, New Jersey asked:
February 27, 2017
Where is the reel made/manufactured?
1 Answer
The Okuma Cedros Spinning Reels are made in China. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on February 28, 2017

Nektarios
from Cyprus asked:
October 17, 2015
i want a spinning reel for my shore jigging rod and i dont know which one is the best...okuma cedros cj55s or okuma azures z-55s;
1 Answer
I would go with either the 45 or 55 Cedros, especially if you are jigging. They are lighter reels compared to the Azure, but still have a quick line retrieval. I personally would choose the 55.
Submitted by: Kaitryn on October 17, 2015

Nelson
from Norwalk, CT asked:
June 18, 2015
Does the Cj-80 have an automatic bail or do you have to flip it manually? I bought a Fin Nor Lethal LT 100 for around the same price only to find out that the bail is manual, which I was not interested in. I tried it out for a few weeks, hated it and tried to return it only to be told (by Amazon) that it was past 30 days so I couldn't get a refund. Ended up having to sell it on ebay for $75. So, does this model have manual or auto bail?
1 Answer
Hello Nelson. This reel is indeed an automatic bail. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions.
Submitted by: Brandon on June 18, 2015

Toni
from Alkmaar.Netherland asked:
November 14, 2012
What is a different between Cedros 65 and 65S
1 Answer
The 65S has a higher gear ratio.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 14, 2012

Nick
from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
November 6, 2012
Why are the okuma cedros spinning reels so cheap? I would just like a straight forard answer; such as if it just isn't in high demand or if there is a serious problem with the reel. Thank you.
2 Answers
Okuma specializes in selling reduced priced spinning reels. An honest straight forward answer is an Okuma Cedros is not going to feel as solid as a Shimano Stradic or new Penn Spinfisher V but it is still an awesome reel and an awesome price. There have been 0 reported issues with this reel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 7, 2012
I was concerned about this when I bought mine although I don't consider $165 cheep! When Okuma first came into the market their reels were cheap! But I have to say for two years now the Cedros has performed flawlessly on big Striper and Bluefish. It's light and this is an advantage when casting all day, but very strong reel when it has to be. The drag is as smooth as the Penns I own. I'm a charter captain and plan on buying a few more of these reels before Okuma realizes they underpriced them! They take a beating, and still work without a problem. Definately not a waste of money!
Submitted by: Capt. John Domings on November 8, 2012 from Boston, Ma.

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