Machined handle for increased leverage and pure cranking power
Sealed 10 washer drag stack for max heat dissipation
Sealed double-shielded 8 bearing system
Non-flexing aluminum rotor
"Always on" PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse
Free spare spool
Everything about our Ocean Master Saltwater Spinning Reels is serious business. During their development they caught some of the nastiest fish you've ever heard of. Suffice it to say, they earned their stripes with our field staff, and we're confident they'll earn a high place in your boat as well. Our range of models covers everything from inshore to offshore (the OM80 holds enough superbraid to tackle billfish and tuna...if you've got the grit). The compact aluminum chassis contains an oversized drive gear for maximum torque, no matter how tough you adversary. Complete with sealed double-shielded 8 bearing system, sealed 10 washer drag stack for fast heat dissipation, non-flexing aluminum rotor. Includes free spare spool.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bansheedodge Amazing Reel
I love this reel. i have the OM80 model and im using 30lbs. suffix braid on it and it is awesome. every hookup i get no matter how big the fish the reel drags it in with ease. it is very smooth with and amzingy smooth drag. i love using this rod and actually plan on replacing the reels on my other rods with this one.
June 12, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 Disappointed
I bought the OM60 model roughly a year ago for catching Stripers, Bluefish, and small tuna here off the coast of New England. After using it maybe a half dozen times the "Always on" PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse" mysteriously stopped working despite the meticulous care with which I handle and clean all my gear. I've never bought another reel in this price range that quit working so fast. I plan to send it back in hopes that Bass Pro's stellar Customer Service department lives up to their well-earned reputation.
August 9, 2009
Rated 2 out of 5 by OuterBanksFan Product Does Not Meet Expectations
I purchased the OM60 reel last year. I have used this surfishing on the Outer Banks on three trips. This reel is not smooth as expected under a load. Part of this is due to a deformed oval shaped spool skirt that rubs against the reel body. I am not happy to not have a reversing spool operation for surf casting.
November 13, 2008
Rated 2 out of 5 by DickD What's the problem?
Because of prior injury to my shoulder, I purchased the OM40 spinning reel and a new pack rod as a backup to my planned fly fishing trip for Silver Salmon on Kodiak Island in Alaska.
Because of this injury, after the first afternoon on the river, I quickly realized that the fly rod had to go back into its case and for the next six days I would be limited to spin fishing.
The OM40 was loaded with 40# braid and had never been used. Also, I had never used braided line before so that was a learning experience.
What a joy it proved to be. The reel performed beautifully. I had never used such a smooth and easy adjusting drag. I was quite satisfied with my backup outfit.
So why the two star rating? Not sure if it’s a design problem or not but for some reason the bail would often close without reason on the forward cast. This continued to happen without warning, as often as once in every twenty-five cast, during those six days. Since both hands were always on the rod butt when casting, I don't believe it was not something I was doing wrong.
I must say: “The sudden jolt not only pained the shoulder but tested my knot splicing skills as well!!!!”. Other than that I really loved it.
September 10, 2008