Big pit reel available in more shops and countries than ever

More carp anglers will be able to get their hands on Okuma’s 8K big pit reel following Rapala’s acquisition of the brand’s European trademarks.

Rapala UK’s joint Managing Director, Darryl Hodges, gave Angling International and Tacklestream an exclusive heads-up. “It is set to be a great seller in Europe now that it is readily available in more shops and countries than ever before. We are treating it like a new launch.”

  • What’s the fuss about? It is esssentially a big fish reel that is ideal for big carp lakes in the UK and Europe. Anglers are going to love it, say Hodges.
  • What are its stand-out features? Equipped with five ball bearings plus one roller bearing, a precision worm shaft transmission system, water-tight drag seal and long-stroke 45mm spool.
  • What else? Super durable and excellent value at £89 (€121). Hodges adds It would be good value at double that price.
  • What are Rapala’s plans for Okuma? It wants to make it the ‘flagship’ brand in its rod and reel portfolio and the 8K is right at the vanguard of that strategy.
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