Okuma Avenger Bait Feeder Reels – Item of the Day — 3 Comments

  1. Jack,

    These reels are very popular among carp fisherman (and therefore more common in the UK than in the US). See here:

    Shimano makes a widely available and more expensive model called the baitrunner. AFAIK, Diawa also makes a similar reel. Penn makes one that I think is called a live liner.

    I own an ABF 30 and am happy with it. I will see what I can do to get a picture of it. I do target catfish with it.

  2. I worked for Sports Authority 15 years ago after highschool and we got tons of returns on Penn and Shimano reels, but almost NO returns on Okuma. I picked up a couple of them back then and I have used them for 15 years with no issues whatsoever. I even had a guy come in that found one while diving in salt water, opened it up and lubed it, and it was good as new. I haven’t bought one in over a decade, but they used to come with 2 spools, which was really nice. I spooled one with mono and one with braid.

    Btw, I bought one of those Mason jar fermenting kits you featured the other day. Just got it in and it’s super nice. Can’t wait to use it.

  3. I thought you and David would love those reels. I’m glad to see you’re happy with them.

    I haven’t broke in to the bottle of mead I got from you. The label came off and I don’t remember what it is.

    See you in March – maybe we’ll have some more great deals in the works.