I landed a 135 lb bluefin tuna from an anchored boat (San Diego boat sportfishing) with this reel - Okuma Metaloid 5ii LX 2 speeds using 50 lb braid line and 40 lb monofilament. Two hours fight and I thought the reel would break, but it did not break. This reel is strong for big strong fish.
By Neale M.
some good some bad
January 8, 2020
quality control seems to be lacking on these reels, problems with the anti reverse pawls not engaging or skipping, resulting in a backwards spinning handle. also when backing off the drag, it goes from strike, down a few clicks, then suddenly total free spool, theres no light drag setting. Drag is not linear ive used this reel for salmon, lingcod, halibut, rockcod, albacore, small yellowfin to 8 ft sturgeon, I would like them a lot more if they just worked all the time. the two speed is really nice and the drag is very smooth. between my friends we have 7 of these reels, 3 have had problems, but for some reason i still like them
Prostwo speed, fast and lots of cranking power, smooth drag, compact
Consanti reverse problems, drag curve not linear
By Brandon B.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Great Reel and a good value
July 22, 2019
I've had my reel for several years and have it spooled with 65 lbs braid. I have pulled up very large Red Snapper, Cobia and Grouper with no issues. For the size, it has much more power than my Avet LX with almost double the max drag. I've had no issues with anti-reverse or anything else to that matter. At half the price of an Avet SX raptor, you can't go wrong in my view.
ProsCost, power, build quality
Great two speed reel
March 29, 2019
Reel is very smooth, drag is, at 24 pounds, plenty strong to land large fish. I could not be happier with this reel.
ConsAt the price I think they should throw in a reel cover.
Los Angeles, California
Great reel for the money
November 22, 2017
This was my first 2-speed reel and it has been a great reel. The drag is super smooth and it is pretty light.
ProsGreat reel for the money
Springfield Gardens, NY
October 11, 2017
This reel is great . Can pull up any size of fish and the smoothness is superior. I have the left handed with 2 speeds . I use it primarily for slow jigging and itÃ¢â‚;¬â"¢s excel in this job.
July 13, 2017
I've spool this reel with 50lbs braid but haven't got the chance to use it yet. 4 star due to the fact that the anti-reverse seem not to work as it should as others have mention. There is a 1/4-1/2 inches of back movement on the handle.
Prossingle frame smooth drag (have not use it yet to get full review)
May 15, 2017
This reel is all around a great reel. The drag is strong, it holds a lot of line (500 yds of 50# braid + mono backing), is extremely smooth with a very positive lever drag and clicker, and is extremely durable. It feels like a much more expensive reel for the price
December 19, 2016
EXCELLENT FREE SPOOL,, GREAT CASTING,, EXCELLENT FOR LANDING THE BIG ONES, NICE AND SMOOTH...
By daniel l.
san jose, ca
October 6, 2016
bought one and took it out on 2 trips, and broke. drag would not tighten, and when tighten cant turn handle. buddy had one and drag failed brand new out of the box. another buddy had 1. same thing drag failed, and anti reverse failed. cheap reel = cheap parts that break, spend the extra money and buy a quality reel. stay away from the metaloid
Super Drag System
November 13, 2015
Took this out and just pounded all day, with 30lb.set up and had no problems with Blue Fin or Yellow Tails...great reel.
July 31, 2015
Reel is great, I've caught yellowtail, yellowfin, and dorado on it with no problems. Drag is smooth and can handle nice size game fish
Los Angeles, California
Great 2 speed for the money
July 24, 2015
Great reel and fun to use. I use mine for bottom jigging for lings and this reel brings up 7-12 pounders like a champ. I feel that this reel could handle much bigger fish too with 15lbs of drag! If I had to compare it to any other reel it would be an avet sxj two speed except half the price!
ProsAll aluminum body Really powerful compact
ConsGears are very compacted giving the reel a kind of grinding feeling as you are reeling. Similar to avets.
By Vince V.
possible faulty product, but this reel has MAJOR issues
December 3, 2014
i recently bought an okuma metaloid 5II. I have an andros 5s for comparison. basically, the reel looked amazing. freespool time was 32 seconds out of the box. the TWO HUGE ISSUES I HAD are as follows.... 1. reel handle back winds. i think the anti reverse slips sometimes and the reel wind back anywhere from 0.5" to 1.5" worth. not good. 2. drags are faulty. i set drags for 9lbs at strike. then i checked it at 1/4 strike... 0lbs. then i checked at 1/2 strike... 0lbs... then i checked at 3/4 strike... 0.6lbs. * i checked the same settings on my andros and this is what i got....................0.24lbs.................................................0.48lbs.................................................. 4.0lbs.
I'm going to have to contact Okuma customer service and see if these problems are due to a single faulty product... or if they are all like this.
Prosgreat looking reel. great color pattern notched lever drag for fine tune adjustment free spool time was amazing out of the box drag at strike and full were very impressive
Consanti reverse slipped (brand new reel) lever drag adjustment is unbalanced clicker could be louder. clicker is currently as loud as an avet SX... which you can only hear when its screaming line off the reel.
I am looking to purchase the Metaloid M511 reel and possibly an M12S What # line can I put on the M511, what about the M12S what # line is it rated for. I need to do some casting from a boat, I am looking to run 30# on one and 50# on another.
The Metaloid 5ii will hold about 220 yds of 30lb monofilament while the Metaloid 12ii will hold 320yds of the same 30lb test.
Need a size compairison of the Okuma metaloid 12II, a friend bought a MK5II and said it was about the size of a Avet SX. Is the 12II the size of a Avet MX. Thanks in Advance for your reply Ralph C
Hello Ralph. The Okuma Metaloid, as far as size, is the same overall size as both the Avet SX and MX. With the only difference being slight offsets in weight, the basic sizes are all very similar. I hope this answers your questions and as always please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions!