Anyone fishing the Okuma Helios Baitcaster?

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Anyone fishing the Okuma Helios Baitcaster?

Post by StPaulPike » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:44 pm

I am interested if anyone has fished one and your thoughts?

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Re: Anyone fishing the Okuma Helios Baitcaster?

Post by tt350z » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:01 pm

Here's TackleTour's review if you haven't read it yet.

Okuma Helios

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Re: Anyone fishing the Okuma Helios Baitcaster?

Post by sarcazmo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Have 2!

My favorite reels so far! For reference I have PQ, Steez, 3 TDZ, Lews TP, Lews BB1, Chronarch.

Cabelas near me was selling them for 150!

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Post by StPaulPike » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:46 pm

Wanted to bump this up, I noticed on TW that the 6:3:1 and 7:3:1 helios seem to be on different frames does anyone know if this is the case.

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Post by branover » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:16 pm

sarcazmo wrote:Have 2!

My favorite reels so far! For reference I have PQ, Steez, 3 TDZ, Lews TP, Lews BB1, Chronarch.

Cabelas near me was selling them for 150!
Sounds like a deal, just curious, anyone else think this is their favorite reel, even more so than a Steez? Surprising comment I thought

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Re: Anyone fishing the Okuma Helios Baitcaster?

Post by bassbandit » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:01 pm

StPaulPike wrote:Wanted to bump this up, I noticed on TW that the 6:3:1 and 7:3:1 helios seem to be on different frames does anyone know if this is the case.
This is because we are already on the 2nd generation of Helios casters. The first generation retailed for $219.99 and shared a frame with the Serrano. The second generation now shares a profile with the Komodo and retails for $199.99.

Hope this helps.

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Post by chrisjr1981 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:43 am

i have the one from last year and love it as much as my core 50 mg7

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Post by Big Al » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:17 am

Had one when they first came out and I owned Serranos before that. Everything except for the brake system was excellent I did not like the brake dial on those reels. You can find the Helios heavily discounted from the retail of $200 if you look hard enough.

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