Okuma Z-8000H-Blue Azores Spinning Reel

Okuma Z-8000H-Blue Azores Spinning Reel

Price: $149.99
Model
TD Code
Gear RatioBearingsWeightLine RetrieveMax DragMono Capacity
diameter (in/mm)
Price
Z-8000H-BLUE
OKM-0965
5.4:16BB+1RB25.6oz43.4in44lbs460/12 (0.31)
320/16 (0.37)
270/20 (0.41)
$149.99 USD
The Okuma Z-8000H-BLUE Azores Saltwater Spinning Reel is designed specifically for saltwater fishing. This reel comes equipped with precision click drag adjustment for more precise settings, as well as a dual anti-reverse system for maximum security. It will hold up well during any saltwater angling expedition.

Features:
  • 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 11 reviews
By Mike
Tampa, FL
Solid reel
February 17, 2020
This reel is solidly built and performs great. I would recommend for any saltwater application.
ProsGreat casting distance Handles braid well All aluminum body
ConsPrice 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.
ProsCheaper then a shimano and better
ConsHaven't found any yet
By Jim
LBC
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
ProsStrong drag. Very smooth reel
ConsThe 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
NC
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
California
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!
ProsTorque, 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
ProsNot too heavy for its size.
By JSHEP
South Florida
Okuma Azores, my new favorite reel!
July 14, 2015
If you fish saltwater this is a must have.I have the 65 on a 7ft XH Tsunami trophy jigging rod. It's a perfectly balanced smooth combo and ican't wait to wear out some tarpon or monster snook with it!
By Eugenia
Pozzuoli, Italy
good reel
May 18, 2015
good reel for fishing with heavy artificials. it is not too expensive and its a good value.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Jeff
from Brantford Ontario asked:
March 24, 2019
Would this reel in the 8000 size be a good surf fishing reel for species such as rooster fish so a lot of casting plugs and is it a manual bail or is it auto trip bail thanks 
1 Answer
With the line capacity and drag of this reel it would be a great choice the bail is manual closing. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 28, 2019

terry walton
from Texas asked:
December 23, 2019
One of the reviewers mentioned that you have to manually close the bail after casting.  Is that true?
1 Answer
That is correct. This reel has a manual-close bail. This is an intentional feature on many larger sized spinning reels to prevent line breakage due to unintentional bail closing during casts.
Submitted by: Devon Hicken on December 30, 2019

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