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Thread: Helios SX Spinning Reel Review!

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    Default Helios SX Spinning Reel Review!

    Okuma's SMOOTH Carbon Fiber HSX-30 Spinning Reel!

    This is the 2nd generation of the Helios Spinning Reel introduced during the 2016 iCast Show. I've used many spinning reels most of my life from the Caribbean to the shores of Easter Island. For its price range, or beyond i can't remember any other model as reliable as the new Helios line of spinners. In the past few years i've use all the available models. They all had 1 common denominator. All the models were incredibly smooth. Smooth. SMOOTH!

    Model Reviewed- HSX-30
    Braid Line Capacity- 180yd/15lb, 130yd/20lb
    Gear Ratio- 5.0:1
    Mono Line Capacity- 6lb/220yd(0.22), 8lb/170yd(0.25), 10lb/120yd(0.30)
    Line Retrieve- 27.8in
    MaxDrag- 13lb
    Weight- 7oz

    For several years i've been using all the available models. My friends that use Helios also are happy with their units. I'm extremely happy to receive another Helios as i now can try another line type & strength. I can give a seminar on the Helios because i not only use it but i swear by it.

    Light weight C-40X carbon frame and sideplates
    C-40X Cyclonic Flow Rotor for corrosion resistance
    TCA: Torsion Control Armor reduces twisting
    8HPB + 1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
    Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
    Precision machine cut brass pinion gear
    ALG: Precision AlumiLite alloy main gear and oscillating gears
    Rigid, machined aluminum, anodized handle
    Light weight, EVA handle knobs for comfort
    Precision Elliptical Gearing system
    Machined aluminum, 2-tone anodized spool
    Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire
    RESII: Computer balanced Rotor Equalizing System
    Helios SX spinning reels are backed by a 1-year limited warranty

    This prompted my next unboxing coming soon THE HELIOS SX LOW PROFILE BAITCAST REEL. After a few years of using all the Helios Spinners i'm game for another new Helios:)
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    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    United States


    Excellent quality. Enjoyable to fish with it. Drag is smooth and retrieval is silent. Bought the HSX-20 in 2018 and enjoyed it so much that just ordered the HSX-30. This reel spoiled me as to the other reels that I own.

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