Archive for June, 2010

Makairas Getting It Done In PV

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

It takes a while for the forward-thinking design of the Makaira and Cedros Lever Drag offshore reels to sink in.  And in many cases, it’s not until anglers experience the reels for themselves that the process truly begins. 

And then again, there are those that could honestly care less about advanced design features, so long as the reels excel in the performance arena.

And it’s all good with us.

Whether you appreciate Makairas for their technical advancements, power, performance or handling, it’s all about creating exceptional experiences on the water.  And that’s what makes reports like this one from so gratifying:

“I was impressed with the Makaira 15’s. The fit and finish on them is very good and the drag was really smooth. Great live bait reel and made quick work of the 150lb class tuna using 80lb spectra. One feature that attracted me for PV use were the harness eyelets. From a guy who spent 5 hours pulling on a 300lber with a McGuyvered harness attached to a JX, I can see its benefit. Of course, only a season of PV style punishment will be the true test. I will likely buy a 20 and 30 for fly lining cabbies during cow season.”

When all the work in design and construction returns a day like these guys had… it’s why we come to work everyday.

What an outstanding trip.  Check out their complete report here:

Okuma Makaira / Pakula Tackle Seminar Series!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

For their combination of forward-thinking, patented design elements, premium construction materials and follow through in thoughtful, necessary corrosion and durability standards, Makaira offshore reels have impressed the toughest critics.  So to have Pakula Lures, however in this case, Pakula’s toughest critics are big game species the world over.

This summer, we’re offering the opportunity to go one-on-one with John Bretza, lead product designer of the Okuma Makairas, along with Peter Pakula of Pakula Tackle, and we hope you’ll join us.

Bretza will provide a complete overview of Makaira design principles and how the Makaira series both answers common angler challenges with competitive offshore product and advances performance features with completely new techniques.

Pakula, a highly accomplished tournament angler and lure designer, will deliver the specifics of the Pakula offshore line-up, including the characteristics of such lures as the Sprocket and Lumo, placement in the spread, and overcoming challenges created by sea conditions.

For any offshore angler looking to grow their knowledge and skill of offshore tackle and techniques, the events will prove worthwhile to say the least.

All listed seminars are open to the public and free of charge:

Friday, June 4th, 2010:  San Diego, CA

2445 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Potluck mixer at 5 pm, seminars begin at 6 pm.

Saturday, June 5, 2010, Huntington Beach, CA
16561 Bolsa Chica, Suite 105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Seminars from 3-5pm

Sunday, June 13, 2010, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
7777 Victoria Gardens Lane
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
7 pm to 9 pm

We hope to see you there!