Okuma Salina 3 fishing reels

Okuma Salina 3 Reel

Just the other day I was writing about how impressed I have been with the Okuma Salina 2 reels that I've been using the past couple of years, not just because of how well they have handled the many fish I've hooked in that time, but equally because of how well they've stood up to the harsh conditions of kayak fishing from a Hobie Adventure Island. So imagine my excitement when I discovered (just now) that Okuma have a 3rd rendition now available.

Based upon previous experience (and by all accounts, there are notable improvements in the 3rd series) I didn't have to read these articles - preview at Fishing World and review and Mick's-Gone-Fishin - to know that my next reels will be Okuma Salina 3's (5000 and 10000 models, before you ask). Here's a snippet from Mick's review:

Yesterday Shane and I went out to the reef again in search of a couple of big GTs, after traveling around 130km offshore we got out there and were blessed with perfect conditions and some hot fishing. I used this opportunity to test out the new 16000 Okuma Salina 3 reel matched up to a sample of a Salina 3 popping rod, it turned out to be the ultimate tackle testing day for it with a couple of good GTs including a new PB which we estimated at around 40kg. 

Micks Gone Fishin Okuma Salina 3

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