Okuma M-12II Metaloid 2-Speed Lever Drag Reel

Okuma M-12II Metaloid 2-Speed Lever Drag Reel

Price: $299.99
TD Code
Gear RatioWeight (oz.)Line RetrieveMono. Line Capacity (diameter in mm.)Max. Drag w/ FreespoolRetrieveColorPrice
25.435.4 in.
15.7 in.
560/20 (0.42)
420/25 (0.48)
320/30 (0.55)
27lbs Strike
34lbs Full
Right HandBlack$299.99 USD
  • Rigid 1-pcs frame and left sideplate construction
  • 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and sideplates
  • Cold forged, type-II anodized machined aluminum spool
  • CRC: Corrosion resistant coating process
  • Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
  • 4 BB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
  • 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing
  • Silent retrieve system for cranking smoothness
  • Carbonite drag system with Cal's drag grease
  • On/Off bait clicker
  • 3-year warranty
4 Stars based on 15 reviews
By Eli
San Francisco CA
Caught my first Blue Fin using this reel!
July 16, 2020
I used my new Metaloid 12ii on a 1.5 day Tuna trip in San Diego. Caught 2 40lb Blue Fin and never put the drag past "strike mode" pulled both in under 15 minutes. worked smooth. Easy casting and pulled like a truck
Prosprice point is the reason i purchased this reel, and i was not dissapointed
By OC F.
San Diego, California
Strong reel for bluefin Tuna
June 10, 2020
I landed a 135 lb bluefin tuna from an anchored boat (San Diego boat sportfishing) with this reel - Okuma Metaloid 5ii LX 2 speeds using 50 lb braid line and 40 lb monofilament. Two hours fight and I thought the reel would break, but it did not break. This reel is strong for big strong fish.
By Neale M.
British Columbia
some good some bad
January 8, 2020
quality control seems to be lacking on these reels, problems with the anti reverse pawls not engaging or skipping, resulting in a backwards spinning handle. also when backing off the drag, it goes from strike, down a few clicks, then suddenly total free spool, theres no light drag setting. Drag is not linear
ive used this reel for salmon, lingcod, halibut, rockcod, albacore, small yellowfin to 8 ft sturgeon, I would like them a lot more if they just worked all the time. the two speed is really nice and the drag is very smooth. between my friends we have 7 of these reels, 3 have had problems, but for some reason i still like them
Prostwo speed, fast and lots of cranking power, smooth drag, compact
Consanti reverse problems, drag curve not linear
By Brandon B.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Great Reel and a good value
July 22, 2019
I've had my reel for several years and have it spooled with 65 lbs braid. I have pulled up very large Red Snapper, Cobia and Grouper with no issues. For the size, it has much more power than my Avet LX with almost double the max drag. I've had no issues with anti-reverse or anything else to that matter. At half the price of an Avet SX raptor, you can't go wrong in my view.
ProsCost, power, build quality
By jim
Wilton Ca
Great two speed reel
March 29, 2019
Reel is very smooth, drag is, at 24 pounds, plenty strong to land large fish. I could not be happier with this reel.
ConsAt the price I think they should throw in a reel cover.
By Brandon
Los Angeles, California
Great reel for the money
November 22, 2017
This was my first 2-speed reel and it has been a great reel. The drag is super smooth and it is pretty light.
ProsGreat reel for the money
By Sherief
Springfield Gardens, NY
Great reel
October 11, 2017
This reel is great . Can pull up any size of fish and the smoothness is superior. I have the left handed with 2 speeds . I use it primarily for slow jigging and it’s excel in this job.
By lee
merced, CA
Anti-reverse bearing
July 13, 2017
I've spool this reel with 50lbs braid but haven't got the chance to use it yet. 4 star due to the fact that the anti-reverse seem not to work as it should as others have mention. There is a 1/4-1/2 inches of back movement on the handle.
Prossingle frame smooth drag (have not use it yet to get full review)
Cape Cod
Amazing reel
May 15, 2017
This reel is all around a great reel. The drag is strong, it holds a lot of line (500 yds of 50# braid + mono backing), is extremely smooth with a very positive lever drag and clicker, and is extremely durable. It feels like a much more expensive reel for the price
December 19, 2016
By daniel l.
san jose, ca
Not good
October 6, 2016
bought one and took it out on 2 trips, and broke. drag would not tighten, and when tighten cant turn handle. buddy had one and drag failed brand new out of the box. another buddy had 1. same thing drag failed, and anti reverse failed. cheap reel = cheap parts that break, spend the extra money and buy a quality reel. stay away from the metaloid
By John
Phoenix, AZ.
Super Drag System
November 13, 2015
Took this out and just pounded all day, with 30lb.set up and had no problems with Blue Fin or Yellow Tails...great reel.
By Matthew
Corona, California
Great reel!
July 31, 2015
Reel is great, I've caught yellowtail, yellowfin, and dorado on it with no problems. Drag is smooth and can handle nice size game fish
By Tony
Los Angeles, California
Great 2 speed for the money
July 24, 2015
Great reel and fun to use. I use mine for bottom jigging for lings and this reel brings up 7-12 pounders like a champ. I feel that this reel could handle much bigger fish too with 15lbs of drag! If I had to compare it to any other reel it would be an avet sxj two speed except half the price!
ProsAll aluminum body Really powerful compact
ConsGears are very compacted giving the reel a kind of grinding feeling as you are reeling. Similar to avets.
By Vince V.
Southern California
possible faulty product, but this reel has MAJOR issues
December 3, 2014
i recently bought an okuma metaloid 5II. I have an andros 5s for comparison. basically, the reel looked amazing. freespool time was 32 seconds out of the box. the TWO HUGE ISSUES I HAD are as follows....
1. reel handle back winds. i think the anti reverse slips sometimes and the reel wind back anywhere from 0.5" to 1.5" worth. not good.
2. drags are faulty. i set drags for 9lbs at strike. then i checked it at 1/4 strike... 0lbs. then i checked at 1/2 strike... 0lbs... then i checked at 3/4 strike... 0.6lbs.
* i checked the same settings on my andros and this is what i got....................0.24lbs.................................................0.48lbs.................................................. 4.0lbs.

I'm going to have to contact Okuma customer service and see if these problems are due to a single faulty product... or if they are all like this.
Prosgreat looking reel. great color pattern notched lever drag for fine tune adjustment free spool time was amazing out of the box drag at strike and full were very impressive
Consanti reverse slipped (brand new reel) lever drag adjustment is unbalanced clicker could be louder. clicker is currently as loud as an avet SX... which you can only hear when its screaming line off the reel.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Pomona.CA asked:
June 12, 2019
Can you troll with the meltaloid 12ii
1 Answer
light trolling can be done with the 12II Metaloid
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 13, 2019

from Mexico asked:
October 14, 2020
May I pair this reel with rod

Ocean Tackle International FB62100A Fathom Blade 100g Acid - 6ft 2in

1 Answer
You could definitely pair this reel with that rod, Daiwa Saltist would also be a good recommendation
Submitted by: Alex T on October 23, 2020


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