Capable of producing 15 to 34 pounds of drag at strike, Okuma’s
new Andros A reels now employ the Dual Force Drag system from the
company’s Makaira line. That system reduces side loading and handles
binding under heavy settings. The A reels include upgrades such as a
stainless, ratcheting drag plate, machined-aluminum shifter gear housing
and extended handle length. Okuma also introduced three new sizes of
Andros reels with the A series: A-12IIa, A-12SIIa and A-16IIa. • Prices for the two-speed A-series reels range from $319.99 to $389.99.