[amzn_product_inline asin=’B001VAT44Q’]In this review of our bait feeder reel, we are proud to bring you an in depth review of the Okuma Avenger “ABF” bait feeder spinning reel. The Okuma Avenger Bait Feeder Spinning Reel has a unique combination of tournament grade precision engineering. With the Avenger, Okuma brings on the market a bait feeder reel that is the result of a decade of research and development.
The Okuma Avenger “ABF” series puts a new spin on the traditional world of reels. They are ultra smooth, precision crafted reels with a patented live line bait feeding system. With the Avenger ABF Series, they are known to provide a combination of quality construction, great performance, and affordable value.
Okuma’s Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel Description
The Okuma’s Avenger bait feeding system allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow their bait to run freely. The bait feeding system incorporates a secondary, micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel that allows for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system, simply turn the handle. The On/Off lever on the rear of the reel will automatically disengage the bait feeding system so you can fight your fish with the main drag system.
Below is a short video on the Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel to see it in action.
The Okuma’s Avenger ABF Graphite bait feeding system allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow their bait to run freely. The bait feeding system incorporates a secondary, micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel that allows for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system, all the angler has to do is simply turn the handle. The ON/OFF lever located to the rear of the reel will automatically disengage the bait feeding system so you can fight your fish with the main drag system.
See more on the Okuma Avenger ABF Bait Feed Spinning Reel below:
Okuna Avenger ABF Bait Feeder Reel Features
- Patented On/Off auto trip bait feeding system;
- Multi-disk, Japanese-oiled felt drag washers;
- Six stainless steel ball bearings;
- One Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing;
- Precision machine cut brass pinion gear;
- Corrosion resistant graphite body;
- Rigid, die-cast aluminum handle design;
- Machined aluminum handle knob (sizes 40 through 80);
- Patented S-Curve Oscillation System;
- 20-size features Precision Elliptical Gearing system;
- Machined aluminum, two-tone anodized, ported spool;
- Hydro Block water tight drag seal;
- Corrosion resistant, stainless steel bail wire;
- RESII: Computer balanced rotor equalizing system;
- Spare ported graphite spool included; and
- One-year warranty.
Okuna Avenger ABF Baiter Feeder Reel Specs
|Model||Bearings||Capacity||Gear Ratio||Line Retrieve||Maximum Drag||Weight|
|ABF-20a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||190/4, 110/6, 90/8||5.0:1||25 inches||8 pounds||8.8 ounces|
|ABF-30a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||330/6, 260/8, 180/10||5.0:1||27 inches||12 pounds||11.8 ounces|
|ABF-40a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||410/8, 290/10, 260/12||4.5:1||28 inches||14 pounds||16.3 ounces|
|ABF-50a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||440/10, 390/12, 280/15||4.5:1||31 inches||17 pounds||17.3 ounces|
|ABF-65a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||540/12, 390/15, 320/20||4.5:1||36 inches||22 pounds||27.4 ounces|
|ABF-90a||6 ball bearings + 1 roller bearing||590/20, 440/25, 330/30||4.5:1||40 inches||22 pounds||27.6 ounces|
What people think of the Okuma Avenger ABF Baiter Feeder
In general the customers who bought the Okuma Avenger ABF Baiter Feeder Reel were very satisfied with it. They have mentioned how the Okuna Baiter Feeder Reel has a smooth action and sturdy craftmanship. Another great feature is the fact this reel only weighs 16 ounces, but it is definately built strong.
The baitrunner switch is also a great feature the Okuna Avenger holds. This feature is perfect for the fisherman to set his/her pole down without fear of losing it to a big hit. The feature works by freeing the spool, but it still has enough tension to tighten the line and it is adjustable. The other nice thing is that it clicks as the line goes out, so you hear the fish testing out your bait before the big hit. This feature is a definite plus if you do any bridge, beach, or pier fishing.
One issue to bring up on this reel is the that when turning the baitfeeder ON, it is not consistent. Some users have passed on that sometimes the baitfeeder doesn’t engage. In these cases, sometimes a hard push towards ‘on’ will fix it, other times they will have to turn it off and back on again. In some cases, they have to turn it off, turn the reel handle a bit, then turn it on. It’s fast to do, but still irritating. It always comes OFF baitfeeder without issues, with either a manual switch throw, or reeling.
Starting at $40.99, the Okuna Avenger Bait Feeder Reel is a reel full of qualities at a very economical price. Used for saltwater fishing or fresh water fishing, it is reel with a smooth feel.
In summary, the Okuna Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel is a great reel that can be used for saltwater fising or freshwater fishing. It has a deceiving durability and its weight of 16 ounces makes it a lightweight reel that is great for those long fight. The Avenger series has several models ranging from the 20a to the 90a. Each has their distinct features but the quality remains the same throughout. It is an affordable reel that can fit nicely on most rods.
Its bait feeder is easy to engage and is a major advantage for any enthusiasts. There is no doubt that acquiring the Okuna Avenger Bait Feeder Reel will be an upgrade to your fishing arsenal.