Okuma Titus Gold 2 Speed TG-50-II Conventional Reels Reviews
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Details:The one piece frame and side plates are machined from solid stock T-6061 aircraft grade aluminum. For these powerful reels we have oversized the stainless gearing cold forged all external parts, and machined all components to precise tolerances.
User reviews for Titus Gold 2 Speed TG-50-II
Number of Reviews: 5
Average Rating: 3.6
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Rating: Fantastic Reel for the Money
Reviewed on December 26, 2011 by Cpt. George Fuentes from Virginia Beach, VA.
Great investment they were purchased over 3 years ago as the first set of 50's for offshore trips out of Hatteras and Oregon Inlet NC. They have caught 3 BFT's over 200 and countless Yellow, Black BFT's, along with every other pelagic species in NC. I have purchased higher class reels such as TLD's and Accurate's and can honestly say the TG-50's continue to stand toe to toe with them all the way. For those who claim rust issues Iíll throw the BS flag, my boat is 24ft and everything often gets soaked with salt water. Ramp up on your gear preventative maintenance, it will last you longer.
Rating: Really 3.5 stars
Reviewed on October 12, 2009 by Shaun from cape may nj
Good design, strong drag, stronger than penn or shimano. Drag is close to avet, reel strong 50-60 pounds max. Nice reel all around. So why 3.5 stars, well quality of build could be better, some of the metals are extremely prone to corrosion, could use better bearings, anodizing isn't the best. While they have some problems, quiet clicker, corrosion prone materials, and the need to specifically set a drag range it works and pretty well. If you keep it clean and service it regularly it will serve you pretty well. All this talk of 6 trips is bunk and Okuma stands behind these reels better than most and most of these problems were addressed in the new cavalla which is the updated version of this reel. So if you can get a good deal these aren't bad reels to buy, they won't last as long as penn or shimano but at half the price you'll get at least half the use and they are almost half the price of a TLD-II 50 and are not graphite so it is a no brainer.
Rating: Great Reel For A Budget Fisherman
Reviewed on July 22, 2009 by Venice Louisiana from Capt Timmy
I started my guide business with these reels fishing for tuna over 100lbs. I never had a problem with them, but would find they can get hot on the big runs and just to be sure I would pour some water on them. However, I probably didn't need to. The price difference between these and the shimano reels is very big and may make you worry a bit, but I gave these to my brother in law after I upgraded to shimano and he is still fishing them strong several years later and has not had any problems.
Rating: OKUMA JUNK
Reviewed on August 20, 2008 by CAPT D> ROGERS from NC
I BOUGHT 6 FOR A CHARTER OPERATION NOT ONE OF THEM LASTED MORE THAN 6 TRIPS. COMPLETE JUNK, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Rating: Why spend more?
Reviewed on August 2, 2008 by Los from Panama City FL
I will admit, I was a little apprehensive buying this reel because it was SOOOO much cheaper than (what I deemed to be) comparable reels. But it has been up to the challenge every time. I've caught bonita, kings, grouper, and snapper on it and it never hiccuped.
It is smoother than all the Penns and Shimanos I have used in the past. A lot of those reels felt like the internals were made of tinker toys. This Okuma is smooth, smooth, smooth. It glides when you are reeling with no reverse action whatsoever. I can't say that for any other reel I have used. There are only two things I have concerns with. 1st) While the drag is smooth, the difference between "Strike" and "Full" is minimal. I have to readjust the drag almost every time. Not a huge deal. Just not optimal. I plan on taking the drag apart to see if I can't re-grease the washers and improve the drag a little. We'll see. 2nd) The clicker is not really that loud. Again, not a BIG DEAL. I can hear it. But there is something viscerally exciting when a loud clicker goes off after something sizable hits your line.
But overall, for less than half the price of a Penn I couldn't be happier. Time will tell if this was a good/bad/great investment. But after about ten trips, it looks, feels, and performs like I just took it out of the box.
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