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Okuma Aventa Float

Overall Customer Rating: 3.67 of 5 stars Okuma Aventa Float Reels 3.67 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
Manufacturer: Okuma
Series: Float Reels
Model: Aventa Float
Reel Type: Float

Okuma Aventa Float specifications

Model Line Capacity Gear Ratio Ball Bearings Reel Weight (oz.) Max. Drag Type


275-yds / 8-lbs

2 BB


* All Aventa Float Reels specifications from the official Okuma catalog. Okuma reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about Okuma Aventa Float

Okuma Aventa Float

Beware the cheap Pin


3/1/2013 11:01:56 AM 1 of 5 stars 1 out of 5 stars

I purchased this centerpin last spring just before trout opener, as BP was offering a rod/reel combo, the Browning Six Rivers 13' rod and pin for $300. The other guys I fish with use Islanders and Ravens, and compared to those pins I was not impressed with this at all and felt a bit ripped off. The rod is amazing and great for horsing big steelies/bows out of trees and keeping them from running too far (and would recommend it as a good stiff rod vs like a st.croix, but the Okuma pin itself was very stiff, and the action was not as free flowing as I would have expected, especially for longer drifts. This is a BASE MODEL centerpin, not for serious anglers. If your thinking about purchasing a pin save your money, and put it into something that you will enjoy. not on this one!
Reviewed by: FloatFisher (Toronto)

Okuma Aventa Float

Good Starter Reel


1/5/2013 11:01:09 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

The Aventa is good at what its designed to be a starter center pin reel. Yes there are better balanced, smoother, lighter reels out there, but for this price, it can not be beat. I have not had any problems with mine. It spins great and has very tight tolerances. Start up was a lil slow at first but I fixed that by soaking the bearings in a degreaser and then applying 2 drops of reel oil to them instead. This is a good investment for someone who is unsure if they want to become a dedicated 'pinner or a backup for a buddy.
Reviewed by: CRDP (Upstate NY)

Okuma Aventa Float

Great starting reel


1/4/2013 11:00:08 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I am not sure the guy two posts below knows how to pin.
Anyway, this is my 0.02.
This is a GREAT reel for getting into centerpin. Don't let other negative reviews confuse you.
Yes, islander/raven/kingpin/etc... are better, but you get to pay much more $$.
Let me tell you this, this is the best starter reel. After some experiences, you think you know how to pin, then either buy another reel or upgrade the bearing on aventa.
Spending $30 on high quality ABEC-7 bearing, your aventa will spin just as good as other high-end centerpin reels.
Of course, it's still an aventa... If you r serious about pin, then get some hand made pins.
I know people with many hand made pin reels who still fish this reel, because it's so cheap you don't have to take too much care when using it. The other expensive reels are more like "collection" items.
Reviewed by: CanadaMan (Canada)

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