The Okuma Avenger ABF B Series Baitfeeder Spinning Reels feature Okuma's blade body design which allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow their bait to run freely. The baitfeeding system incorporates a secondary micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel that allows for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system simply turn the handle. The on/off lever on the rear of the reel will automatically disengage the baitfeeding system so you can fight your fish with the main drag system.
I recently purchased ABF-40B bait-feeder for live bait fishing in San Francisco Bay. My wife was having problems with spool over-run and back lashing with my level-wind reels. I had her try a standard spinning reel, and had better results, but manipulating the bail all the time was an issue. I decided to give this Baitfeeder a try, and she really likes that all she needs to do is push the Baitfeed lever forward, line drops. then when it thunks against the bottom, flip the lever and she is in business...does not need to fool around opening the bail, closing the bail etc.
Have landed some nice stripers and halibut...works great.
ProsEasy reel to use Baitfeeder function works great
By Matt G.
Grants Pass, OR
June 13, 2020
I was pleasantly surprised at the performance of this reel. The feature that allows the spool to rotate freely while the line is out works great when you are bait fishing. It allows the fish to take the bait without any resistance. Then as soon as you start reeling the drag is re-engaged. I was skeptical about that feature working. The number of bearings make the reel extremely smooth. Overall I find it to be an excellent purchase.
Upstate new York
May 24, 2020
I have used these reals with a friend and liked it especially for the price $. Unfortunately this one that I bought is malfunctioning from the first time out. The real is not transferring from the baitfeeder drag to the main drag on a consistent basis. This can be a big problem when a Large fish takes your bait ! I would be very hesitant to buy another.
Been good to me
October 30, 2019
I have two of these reels on my Striped Bass jigging rods. Never had a problem. Caught Stripers up to 45 lbs on them...
August 29, 2019
Bought this reel 3 years ago and only used it twice. The cheap plastic foot of the reel broke like nothing and okuma wouldn?t do anything about it. Wouldn?t recommend.
By Capt J.
Very Nice Reel
October 31, 2018
It came as ordered, just took a while..
ProsWorks as its supposed to.
By Jim D.
More power than expected
April 27, 2018
I am not a fan of spinning hear for salt water, but what a suprise. Easy to use and the ABF system prevents a lot of line twistPower
ProsPower, ABF, easy to clean
Nice reel for livelining
September 14, 2015
Performs as expected... provides good drag control on the bait runner drag.. works great.. very smooth... feels very strong...
By Keith H.
Lake Havasu City,Az.
okuma abf20b baitfeeder reel
October 16, 2014
after I bought this from you, I found it $10 cheaper someplace else.
Hello William. Unfortunately spare spools for this reel are not available to suppliers like us. however, they may be available directly from Okuma. They can be reached at (909)923-2828. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!