Stainless steel drive gear, pinion gear and center shaft
4 double-shielded stainless steel bearings
Oversized 11-disc offshore drag system
Anti-corrosion protective coating
Fin-Nor Offshore Technology Spinning reels are truly designed and engineered for offshore big game fish.
Offering a large spool capacity and powerful gear ratio, the Fin-Nor Offshore Spinning Reels feature an oversized, 11- disc multi-stack offshore drag system specifically designed to handle biggest offshore gamefish. The Offshore Spinning Reels are finished with Fin-Nor’s powerful saltwater protective coating which fights against the natural corrosive elements that saltwater anglers face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by richard80 HEAVY DUTY
I just recieved this reel. it is truely heavy duty! great drag! however it does weigh a ton. i loaded it with 50 lb. magibraid and it took bout 700 yards. ill buy a smaller size next time.
December 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shuffletown Huge reel.
I have the OF95. It's huge and has a super drag. You feel that you could tug a concrete block from the bottom of the ocean.
August 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Klintrock Spinning Reel for strong fish
These reels are great for spinning reel applications catching big fish. Gears are powerful and will not buckle on strong runners. Drag is also up to the job and easily adjustable for rough running fish. I like to load with 60lb braid and tie on flourocarbon leaders. If you match to a very good rod, you will never be sorry. The performance will equal that of more expensive. The only difference will be that it is heavier than those that cost 500 bucks.
June 29, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by SEADOG902 WOW GREAT REEL !!!
I use this reel both offshore for trolling and on the pier @ the skyway in St. Pete., Fl.
I have no problems handling the big groupers at the pier and the kingfish when I am trolling. I really enjoy the comfort of knowing that I can spool 600 yrds of 100 lb. braid on this reel and not have to worry about being spooled out. try it you'll like it <(())<<
June 17, 2008
Sorry for my english , I am a french fisherman : I have 4 OFS 95 for surfcasting and I have not enough words to say how I enjoy these reels and their qualities. But I would like a little one for spinning from my kayak with lures and I wonder if these FIN-NOR OF reels are really able to retrieve a braided line? I have been so dissapointed when I noted that the FIN-NOR AHAB are unable to handle braided lines for spinning because they do not have this special double oscillation which is necessary to retrieve correctly a braided line. Thank you very much for your reply!
IMHO I would go with shimano. You will be better off. I had that exact reel. After 2 trip it fall apart had to jbwell the bail screw. Don't get me wrong it still catch fish. Life to short ...no head ache with shimano reel or penn reel.
The reel will pretty much handle what ever you toss at it. The rod is usually the weakest point on a heavy saltwater outfit. I use Shimano Trevala jigging rods with heavy braid for my offshore spinning needs. However, you need to consider how you're fishing as much as what it is you're fishing for. You may be better equiped with a stand up conventional outfit.