Okuma Surf 8K Spinning Reel

Okuma Surf 8K Spinning Reel

Price: $103.99
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeight (oz)Line RetrieveMax Drag PressureMono Line Capacity (diameter in mm)Price
4.7:15BB+1RB26.9 oz.42.6 in.40 lb.0.33/620
$103.99 USD

The Okuma SURF-8K Surf 8K Spinning Reel equips a worm shaft transmission system and super slow oscillation system that makes the line wind straight and tight, reducing the friction when casting. This reel utilizes a taper spool for longer casting distance, making it ideal for wide water.

Okuma SURF-8K Surf 8K Spinning Reel Features:

  • Super Slow Oscillation
  • Worm shaft transmission system
  • CFR: cyclonic flow rotor
  • Rotor with brush guards - prevent line twist effectively
  • Taper aluminum spool
  • 5BB+1RB stainless steel bearings
  • Quick set anti reverse roller bearing
  • Machine cut brass pinion gear
  • FPD : Fast Progressive Drag front drag System
  • Two stainless steel round line clips
  • Rotor brake system
  • Hydro block water tight drag seal
  • Rigid thicker even flow rotor system
  • Carbonite washers drag system
  • Rigid Zinc handle arm
  • TPE ergo grip
  • Corrosion Resistant Graphite Body
5 Stars based on 12 reviews
By bill
phoenixville, pa
Great reel
December 29, 2020
I like the solid build and it looks great.
By Csebastian
Cayman Islands
good size,though reel
November 14, 2020
I paired this reel with my uglystick bigwater 12’ and works perfect.Cast realy far in the beach.i am happy with it.Had problem with the shipping,got delayed and stuck in Miami but thanks to tackledirect excellent customer service and i was surprised they send another one as soon as i reported it.I definitely recommend this company and apreciate their quality products and service.
ProsCast far and retrieves fast
ConsNone at this time
By Jacqueline T.
Caraquet, N.B.
Quality reel
November 11, 2020
Exceptionnal quality and fonctionnability!
By ciprian s.
Permit fish Florida
September 4, 2020
Okuma 8k / tsunami trophy 2 12 ft H
By Dennis
Patchogue - Long Island NY
Okuma 8K surf reel
August 22, 2020
This Okuma 8K surf reel is a better casting reel than all my other reels, and I have reels that cost over a thousand dollars.
Prosgreat price great casting very smooth return slow oscillation
By Don
Okuma 8000 surf
April 27, 2020
Just got it. Looks great, super slow oscillation (just like my aero technium) Very excited to add to my surf fishing collection. Now I need the damned beach to open up
Pros Super slow oscillation,strong piece of machinery, fast retrieve.
ConsSome may not like the weight, but it's a good counter balance to a long surf rod. Plus it's gray, and all my reels are gray ,so give me blue orange red I don't care!
By Rick M.
Half-moon NY
Impressed by quality
April 15, 2020
Used it other day fo Strippers in upper Hudson River, Took a several schoolies, but did hook into a Large Pike, in the 25 pound class.
The drag stopped her dead, and this thing cast a mile!
Now where can you buy a reel for a C note, that has the power like this!
ProsDrag Line lay
ConsIt's big
By Mike
North Carolina
Impressed with Okuma Surf 8K & Tackle Direct
September 11, 2019
Did a lot of research shopping for a new surf reel. Tackle Direct's site gives you all the specs at your fingertips for comparison purposes. I watched a lot of YouTube videos, including John Bretza's from Okuma. I also contacted Okuma with questions and received quick & informative responses from Regional Sales Manager Mark Rogers. Reel is solid, great design, slow oscillation, sturdy bail wire and spool. For $99, I don't know how you beat it. Also bought an Okuma Cedros CSX Surf Rod. Ordered on Labor Day (Monday), reel was delivered on Friday. Very pleased.
By Carl
Surf 8k
April 13, 2019
Nice reel . Have fished epixors for 20 yrs. Showing age ,still solid. Hope this one is as good to me
A baitrunner version would be awesome.
ProsGood drag
ConsBait runner would finish it fine for NE STRIPERS
By boknows
J-ville florida
Good casting reel
March 11, 2019
Reel is a little heavy but it cast a country mile, drag is a little slugglish but for the price worth you get more than expected. will purchase a second reel because of the distance i can now reach.
Prosdistance casting, price, well built
Consheavy, drag does not feel strong only time will tell
By Thomas C.
Surf casting Love
October 17, 2018
I purchased the Okuma 8K Wow mated it to a 12ft Okuma Rockaway , launches 3 oz lures as well as my Old go to 11 ft Ron Ara the keel is smooth casting, lays the line on the spool as well as reels costing 3 times as much.
ProsOrdered the reel and rod from another online fishing company. Received the rod, But told the reel would be shipped from the company? After waiting a week. Still No reel ? I called to check shipping info and then was told it was out of stock. I quickly canceled the order. Within minutes my new reel was enroute from TackleDirect
By glos
novi sad, serbia
7 mm main shaft
August 17, 2018
very good and solid reel
made to compete with shimano big baitrunner for a fraction of a price
all the right things are there
Prosmoderatly priced, thick main shaft..
18 Questions & 18 Answers
from Doral, Florida asked:
October 20, 2019
is the Okuma Surf 8K Spinning Reel a dual retrieve reel

1 Answer
This reel is a dual retrieve. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on October 21, 2019

from Fairbanks, AK asked:
March 22, 2019

I have a Okuma Cedros reel that is really nice but to retrieve with your right hand, you must wind the handle on counter clockwise, so when you have to reel hard, the handle comes loose.

Is this the same case with this and other Okuma reels?  If so, I will never buy another one.  Thanks.   

1 Answer
If you reel counter clockwise you're automatically loosening the handle you always have to reel towards the rod tip for the reel to function correctly. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 28, 2019

from TAMPA, FL asked:
March 13, 2019
Is this real sealed.
1 Answer
This reel features a  Hydro block water tight drag seal
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 14, 2019

from Chicago asked:
January 14, 2019
When is this reel be available
1 Answer
We are no longer carrying this reel
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

rodney w McClelland
from CA asked:
January 12, 2019
wouild reel be good combo for O kuma Cedros csx 10" 3-8oz weight rod?
1 Answer
The 8k would be a good choice for the Cedros
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

Jody Ryan
from VA - Virginia asked:
January 12, 2019
What are the specs on this real I dont measure things using the metric scale. I'd like to know the specs in yards or inches please
1 Answer
40 pounds of drag 26 oz's in weight,42 inches per crank
Submitted by: Bernie on January 14, 2019

Ahmad Mazwan Bin Mohd Daud
from Selangor asked:
October 31, 2018
Can i order extra spool for okuma 8k surf
1 Answer
The extra spool can be purchased through the manufacture.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 31, 2018

from Sacrametno Ca asked:
September 11, 2018
Is this reel ready for salt water fishing? dunking into salt water?
1 Answer
The reel is ready to fish saltwater it features a Hydro block water tight drag seal and can handle splash but we wouldn't advise dunking it.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 12, 2018

from Blackwood, NJ asked:
September 1, 2018
Can you recommend a rod to match with this reel.
1 Answer
A St Croix MSS106MM2 Mojo Surf Spinning Rod or a Lamiglas LIS 10 MHS Insane Surf Spinning Rod
Submitted by: Bernie on September 3, 2018

from San Francisco, California asked:
August 15, 2018
Would this reel be a good pairing for the Okuma NTS-S-1004H Nomad Travel Surf Rod - 10 ft.?
1 Answer
The Okuma SURF-8K would pair up with the NTS-S 1004h
Submitted by: Bernie on August 15, 2018

from New York asked:
August 14, 2018
I noticed that this reel is set up for a left handed retrieve. Can it be adjusted for a right handed retrieve?
1 Answer
This reel is a dual retrieve.
Submitted by: Bernie on August 15, 2018

from CA asked:
December 24, 2020
Does this reel have a metal body or plastic body?
1 Answer
This reel features a corrosion resistant Graphite body
Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on December 24, 2020

Wanna be Surf fisher
from Pompano Beach, FL asked:
October 26, 2020
I'm not too good at math conversions, can anyone tell me what the braid capacity of this reel is in braid 

yards/diameter rather than meters/mono

1 Answer
Very unusual spool capacity listing here. from top to bottom here are the pound tests.




Submitted by: Alex T on October 28, 2020

Halil Ibrahim Sen
from ?zmir asked:
April 5, 2020

Hi friends,

Is this reel got a spare spool?
1 Answer
The Okuma Surf 8k Spinning Reel does not come with an extra spool. 
Submitted by: Sydney on April 11, 2020

from Mansfield, Mass. asked:
March 1, 2019
What is the line capacity for this reel...in yds?
1 Answer

Hello steve 

I would order 300 yards to be save it should be around 175 to 225 yards

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on March 14, 2019

from 06033 asked:
February 22, 2019
Does this real feature a manual bail or is it able to to be converted to manual?
1 Answer
The reel is manual and can not be converted to a automatic. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on March 1, 2019

from Texas asked:
January 11, 2019
When will this reel be available for purchase?
1 Answer
We are currently expecting them end of January.
Submitted by: Rebecca on January 17, 2019

Mike Idell
from donovans.moon@verizon.net asked:
July 12, 2018
hi, does this reel come in different sizes?thank you. oakum surf -8k surf spinning reel
1 Answer
This reel is only available in the 8k size as of now (7/14/18).
Submitted by: Ricky on July 14, 2018


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