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Serrano Gets Two Thumbs Up From Tackle Tour!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We’ve been happy to put the all-new Serrano low-profile baitcast reel in front of all members of the fishing press. TackleTour.com is one of the most recent to take us up on our offer. And like we expect, the reel shines.

Tackletour.com tests the Serrano in combination with an Okuma C3 rod.

Some of the highlights from TackleTour.com:

“One of the very notable retrieve metrics that the Serrano excelled in was the anti-reverse. The anti-reverse roller bearing does an excellent job setting quickly under extreme torque, and delivered immediate response unlike many other more expensive reels. Over the course of our field tests the brass gearing held up very well and the aluminum right hand sideplate did an excellent job holding the master gearing in perfect alignment. With a standard 6.2:1 retrieve ration the Serrano can be used for a wide range of applications ranging from burning spinnerbaits to finesse fishing plastics. The reel is so small that I found it very good for palming applications where the smaller profile really seemed to disappear in the palm of my hand. ”

A nice 5-pound largemouth for the testing crew!

” In the lab the Serrano was able to generate 11.3lbs of drag pressure at full lockdown which is slightly higher than the published specification. The new multi-disc carbonite drag system does a great job providing smooth stopping power…”

“Weighing in at only 7.2oz. the Serrano is light, how light? Try .4 ounces lighter than the Shimano Curado E and even .2oz lighter than the tiny Daiwa Sol. It features machine cut brass gearing and manages to pack in 10BB + 1RB some of which are Japanese ABEC-5 class. The rubber knobs on the Serrano might be a tad small for some anglers but they are ergonomically shaped and I found them to be comfortable both when slow fishing plastics as well as fast cranking reaction baits.”

See the complete review here:  http://www.tackletour.com/reviewokumaserrano.html