Okuma CJ-80S Cedros Spinning Reel

Okuma CJ-80S Cedros Spinning Reel

Price: $154.99
TD Code
Line Capacity
Line RetrieveGear RatioBearingsMax DragWeightPrice
46 in.5.7:14HPB+1RB33 lb.23 oz$154.99 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 14 reviews
By Brendan
Fairbanks, AK
Great if you reel with your let hand
October 10, 2018
Bought the 55s for inshore spinning. Very nice construction with good drag, and casts well. I am a lefty and reel with my right hand, and to put the handle on the right side you must tighten it clockwise, so when you are reeling hard the handle starts to come off. I try to tighten it down as much as possible without breaking it, but would not buy one again for this reason. But for you righties, go for it.
ProsQuality, looks, holds lots of line.
ConsHope I don't hook anything big, I'll never land it unless I hold the rod in my right hand and reel with my left, which sux.
By Brian M.
River Ridge , Louisiana
Great reel drag to weight ratio is perfect for the offshore game as you will see
August 27, 2018
My first fish on this new Okuma CJ-80-S Cedros reel paired with the new Okuma CJ-S-601MA rod was this impressive 50 plus pound lemon fish we caught while night fishing near an oil rig in the Gulf Of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

What a great first fish memory for this rod n reel combo!
ProsThis reel gave enough drag for the fish to make its run and still bring it back in when needed during the fight. This Okuma rod n reel combination with the CJS601MA is a great balance for any offshore recreational angler.
By Christopher P.
Guantanamo Bay
Top notch
July 27, 2018
Excellent choice for any angler who’s serious about fishing!!
By Bill B.
Toms River, NJ
Bang for your Bucks
December 27, 2017
I was looking for a spin reel with power and fast retrieve, primarily for jigging Blackfish. With 24 lbs of Drag and a 6+ gear ratio this reel fits the bill. I was also pleasantly surprised by the smooth drag and the quality . Just a matter of time before the cost of this reel catches up with its performance.
ProsSmooth . Well built. Great value for the price.
ConsNone yet
By Ahmed
Doha, Doha
Strong Reel
March 30, 2016
I uses it on jetty and inshore casting its strong and light as well
Proslight strong looks attractive
ConsLine/yard small
By glenn m.
United States
okuma CJ-65 cedros spinning reel
October 25, 2015
As the owner of several Okuma spinning reels, this is one of the smoothest of all and has been able to handle all of the jigging and bottom fishing off of my boat here in Hawaii.
By Kevin
Vineland, New Jersey
A solid performer
March 19, 2015
I just realized that it appears TD no longer carries the Cedros baitfeeder reel. Checked Okuma's website and did not see it there either. Anyhow, I do not have this reel but I do have 2 of the 55 Cedros baitfeeders. I needed to leave a review somewhere to allow others to know that this is a great reel. The reels perform flawless under hook up whether I use the baitfeeder feature or not. I absolutely love the big blue anodized aluminum wheel for a handle. Super smooth all the way around. Spooled both of mine up with 300 yards of blue 40 lb. Power Pro super slick. This is a solid performer
ProsHeavy duty, super smooth, great casting
ConsNone here!!!
By chris
Great reel
February 15, 2015
These reels are awesome I have used okuma reels for many years and these are a very good product.
By Cristian
lake worth, florida
great reel
January 27, 2015
this reel is awesome have caught anywhere from small tarpon to huge snook on it its very smooth and love the colors on it, goes great with my custom rod
By Chuck
Sargent beach,Texas
Sweet reel
July 21, 2013
Spooled reel with 65# tracer braid. Reel cast very well was able to hit the 2nd gut from the beach easily. Handled 5' sharks very nicely and smooth. Drag is stout and reel performed nice
Excellent reel
May 30, 2013
Ordering the same reel in other size, excellent quality
By Dean
Billings, Montana
Very Nice
February 3, 2013
Have not used it yet. Will be taking it on vacation in the Caribbean soon. First impression and feel i think it was a good buy for the money.
ProsVery nice looking and soild
ConsJust that i have not used it yet
By Chris
Atlanta, ga
Solid Reel, Fair Price
July 17, 2012
I've used similarly priced reels from more well known brands such as Shimano and Penn. This reel is as good as any of them. I really like the handle for jigging as it prevents blistering, which is a problem for me with rubber grips. It's handled plenty of AJ, Snapper and Mahi and performed perfectly. Plenty of drag and line capacity and very light and manageable. Plus it looks really cool, (especially with blue PowerPro).

Would recommend to anyone.
ProsWeight, Drag Strength, Handle, Looks
By Jack
Key West, FL
Smooth Operator
June 15, 2012
Great retrieve, smooth drag and an overall great reel.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
mishari albader
from new york state asked:
November 6, 2014
this left or right I order 2 reel I just receive them both left I need them right
1 Answer
The reel is ambidextrous. Unscrew the reel handle and remove the knob on the right side of the reel, screw the handle into the right side of the reel and replace the knob on the left side.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 6, 2014

from Egypt asked:
August 9, 2014
how many yards should i purchase to fill its spool with a 50 Lb braided line ?
1 Answer
To fill completely with 50lb braid you would want 500 yards. However you could also do 300 yards with some mono backing.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 9, 2014


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