Okuma Z-55S Azores Saltwater Spinning Reel

Okuma Z-55S Azores Saltwater Spinning Reel

Price: $129.99
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity
diameter (in/mm)
5.8:16BB+1RB18.6oz39in29lbs380/10 (0.30)
340/12 (0.32)
240/15 (0.37)
$129.99 USD
The Okuma Azores Saltwater Spinning Reels are designed specifically for saltwater fishing. These reels come equipped with precision click drag adjustment for more precise settings, as well as a dual anti-reverse system for maximum security. These reels will hold up well during any saltwater angling expedition.

  • DFD: Precision Dual Force Drag system
  • Multi-disc, carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD
  • Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing plus ratchet system
  • Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
  • CRC: Corrosion-resistant coating process
  • HDGII: Corrosion-resistant, high density gearing
  • ALC: Rigid diecast aluminum body, sideplate and rotor
  • MSS: carbon mechanical stabilizing system
  • Precision elliptical gearing system
  • Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool with LCS lip
  • Machined aluminum handle arm for added strength
  • Hydro block water tight drag seal
  • Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
  • 1-year warranty
4.5 Stars based on 17 reviews
By SaltyTyer
Best Value
November 24, 2021
I have 2 Azores.. Incredibly smooth operation... The reels work 4 days a week and are nearly indestructible..
  • Love the Drag.. Line capacity and overall operation
  • Wish it came with a baitrunner option like the Coronado series.. which are also great reels!
By Endofparalysis
Little Italy
Better than a Saragosa?
November 22, 2021
  • They are just perfecct
  • Blue
By brandon
riverside, CA
Sweet strong spinning reel
October 12, 2021
This is a really nice reel lots of drag cant beat this reel for the price. Lott's of line capacity and lots of drag and looks sweet !
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
December 16, 2020
well sealed for salt water
By Blondie
6500 feet above sea level
cant use yet
August 29, 2020
it is a very well built reel
  • worth the money
By Light f.
Somers point Nj
Best deal on the market.
July 14, 2020
I own 2 4000s and one 6500. I've caught thousands of striped bass on my 40s as well as flounder big bluefish and weakfish. I also run a guide service and these are the reels I set my customers up with. My 1st has been around for 3 seasons and going strong. I used to be into van staals and this will catch the same fish no problem. The reals do close on the cast and I've remove the bail from my 6500 because I bought that one to try and pop tuna. Also sometimes if you don't pay attention the line will wrap around the top of the spool at the start of the retrieve. But other than those two minor problems the reals are solid and last and can't be beat in that price point by any reel I've seen on the market there isn't even a close comparison in that price point these reels are a solid as my van Staal 150s and shimano stellas
  • Solid and can last seasons and catch seriously big fish.
  • Line lay problem at start of retrieve
  • Bail closes on the cast
By Mike
Tampa, FL
Solid reel
February 17, 2020
This reel is solidly built and performs great. I would recommend for any saltwater application.
  • Great casting distance
  • Handles braid well
  • All aluminum body
  • Price point is a bit high
By Chris
Orlando, FL
Great reel great price
January 31, 2020
Okuma is a great brand and a great reel. The drag is strong and smooth casts and works great.
  • Cheaper then a shimano and better
  • Haven't found any yet
By Jim
Bail me out
December 8, 2019
After casting you need to manually close the bail. I’ve never had a reel that didn’t close itself by turning the handle. Almost wondering if something is missing. Other than the bail issue everything is good
  • Strong drag. Very smooth reel
  • The non selfclosing bail is a bummer
By Jon
Eastern Shore, Md
Just Purchased
December 23, 2018
Looks like a great inshore reel for the lower Chesapeake Bay area.
By Fisher13
Nice and affordable
July 7, 2018
Very nice reel at a good price . Would recommend to anyone looking for a good saltwarer reel
Tight lines to all
By A-A-Ron
Absolutely Love It!!!
January 19, 2018
I purchased the 65 for party boat fishing in Southern California and the real has not let me down!!! I have caught Dorado, Yellowtail, Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass on this reel. It's stopping power is amazing and for the price it hard to find a better reel. I will be adding 2 more of these to the rotation.
By Dylan
Auckland, New Zealand
Azores 80
November 4, 2017
I have used this reel for jigging and popping, for around 2 years now and absolutely nothing wrong with it. Great amount of drag, torque and rigidity for winching in those big fish. Best priced reel I have ever used!
  • Torque, rigid, lots of stopping power (drag).
By Gregory
Demarest, NJ
Great Reel
January 16, 2017
This reel is built to withstand a beating, yet affordable.
By George W.
Balto Md
Smoothe drag
June 17, 2016
The reel I have been using with 6 to 8 ounces of weight in 80 ft of water
Handles it with no problem,very good drag system
  • Not too heavy for its size.
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Bob Cooper
from Florida asked:
May 4, 2017
Can the handle be switched from right to left and vice versa? Bob
1 Answer
The handle can be switched from one side to the other.
Submitted by: Donald on May 4, 2017

from foxboro,ma asked:
February 1, 2017
are these braid ready?
1 Answer
The Okuma Z-55S Azores Saltwater Spinning Reels are braid ready.
Submitted by: Donald on February 2, 2017

from VT asked:
March 16, 2016
does the drag on the reel make a noise?
1 Answer
Yes the drag on the reel clicks.
Submitted by: Tyler on March 17, 2016


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