Monday, March 26, 2012

Orra S Review

This December I purchased an Orra S 10 spinning reel. The features are below.


  • 6 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • One piece gear box design allows for more precise gear alignment for smoother operation
  • Machined aluminum braid ready spool allows braid to be tied directly to the spool without any slip
  • Hybrid Carbon Matrix™ drag system for super smooth reliable drag performance
  • Slow oscillation provides even line lay with all types of line
  • X-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
  • Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
  • Everlast™ bail system for improved durability
  • Stainless steel main shaft and components for improved corrosion resistance

The features sound lovely. They also work very well. I've been putting the reel through a broad spectrum of bass and perch through the ice, spots on Norman, smallmouth on South Holston, and a bunch of other bass in between. So far, I'm pleased to report a problem free experience. For 70 bucks it's smooth, light, and the drag is consistent. I hesitate to say any reel is great until it endures a season of smallmouth on Champlain. That said, this reel has all the qualities I look for in a great reel and in the limited sample size (which might be quite a lot of fishing for many people) the Orra S has performed admirably. 

Some other nonessential features that I like include the handle grip and the look. The grip is functional and feels a lot nicer than many similarly priced reels. I've never owned a black and red reel before but I think it looks great with EVA foam. 

You can buy it here.

Some fish it has caught: 



Only the smallie

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