The Okuma Andros A Series 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels are the second generation of Andros Reels. The new Andros A series features an improved dual force drag system that delivers smooth drag over a wide range of settings. This more efficient drag system means you're going to be more successful when fighting big fish! Okuma Andros A Series 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels feature a 1-piece aluminum frame and sideplate, six corrosion resistant ball bearings, magentic cast control and a great two-speed mechanism. They are extremely smooth, powerful and lightweight. With the added cast control, the Andros A is one of the most versatile reels on the market. Use the same reel to fish for porgies and fluke to fish for small tuna and other pelagic species.
Okuma Andros A Series 2-Speed Lever Drag Reels are available in four sizes. Okuma has added 2 12s and a 16 to the models this year to cover a wide variety of fishing applications. The Andros A reels are silver with black.
Models: A-5NIIa, A-5IIa, A-12IIa, A-12SIIa, A-16IIa
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My go to reel for bottom fishing red snapper, grouper, lingcod, wsb, bonita, yellowtail, & schoolie tuna in SoCal. Smooth buttery drag . Ultralightweight 2-speed reel for a great price point and excellent customer service, thanks Josh for carrying this super amazing reel. Paired with my Tsunami Slow Pitch Rod as a killer set up.
I only gave the 16a 4 stars because of 2 issues I had with the reel that should have been caught at the factory. The first issue, which some may not consider it a big deal, is the clicker wasn't loud enough for me to hear well. The second more important one was the max drag settings didn't go as high as it was supposed to when moving from strike to full. I had both issues taken care of by Okuma under warranty. Other than those issues I love the reel, smooth gears and buttery smooth drag.
Powerful lightweight reel. Smooth drag and a pleasure to fish with my Rainshadow jig stick. I pulled in a 29lb yellowtail on 50lb braid with 40lb topcoat on a yoyo jig. No problem! If you want a powerful reel that you fish all day get this one!