Rated 5 out of 5 by FourTuna6 What a great value.
My wife's 12 year old Shimano Sahara spinning reel bit the dust, so I needed to replace it. This reel was half the price of what the Sahara cost 12 years ago, and it is at least as good. Ultra smooth and very powerful. My wife loves it, I love it, and I am buying another one to replace my old Shimano. You cannot go wrong with this reel, especially if you catch it on sale. Highly recommended !
November 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by cast away ok 40 buck reel
smooth functional but not top of the line. Better than the junk on the rod at fishing world.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roundman18 Smooth
Very smooth real for the money! Seems to cast very well also
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by doug09 very good reel
I have only used it one time, but it is an excellent reel for the money.
It casts well and has a very smooth retrieve. I am very happy with it.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jody67 Very smooth performance.
I am very pleased with this reel. It is a great value!
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe Outstanding Value!
I owned two Okuma baitcaster rod and reels when I lived in Alaska, and they pulled in many salmon. I recently purchased a Abu Garcia Veritas Spinning rod for shakey head fishing. I did not want to spend $129 for a Revo S reel. I saw the Okuma stratus CS reel at Dicks and noticed that the color scheme matched the Veritas series of rods. Even though it is an inexpensive reel, I made the purchase based on Okuma's past performance. Once I used this reel I realized how good of a purchase I made. It performs flawlessly and is very smooth to operate, and it looks amazing on my Veritas rod!
February 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SirSir Returned
Received as a gift, needed an extra reel. First Okuma product that I've tried. Not an expensive reel, by far it doesn't feel like one either. However for the price it seemed very well bilt. It cranks very smoothly. The bail is another story, problem. The bail does not always fully flip over, it does get stuck about half way over. Also when the bail does fully flp over, at times the handle does not turn to wind, it also gets hung up. Reel is new out of sealed package. Added a few drops of oil and worked with it. It did loosen up, however the bail will still hang up and also the crank will stick at times. It could be a lemon, it will be returned for another brand.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old Tireman Much better than price would suggest!
I bought the CS-25 last summer on sale and was immediately impressed with its smoothness and the ease to close the bail. I have a Shimano Sedona sitting on the shelf because it's very tough to get the bail to snap shut. Just to try something different, I've also added a Pflueger President 30 and a Penn Sargus 1000 to the fishing arsenal this past summer and it's really hard to tell which is the better reel after over 350 trout. The value for the money cannot be beat. I'm thinking of a really small reel to pair with my 7' Diawa Presso and 4'6" St. Croix and am thinking the Stratus 10 is the best value for the money. I was in the store eyeing one today and feel another Stratus is in my future. 9 bearings for $30!! What is not to like?
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by New2Fishing6880 Works well, best reel I've owned so Far
Works very good, very sturdy material, can't wait to get out there next season.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kcCHIEFfan Going Fishing Soon!
Great product, item condition expectation met, fast delivery time!
November 4, 2013