Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

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Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby sea serpant » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:37 pm

I know they have been on the scene for quite a while i never paid much attention to them but i was down the tackle shop and some of the models look very nice im interested in buying one what do you all think ? What are the like regards reliability durablility ?? Do the perform like the other big names ???
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Postby corkconian » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:13 pm

I bought a akios 100ld and got hybrid ceramic bearings + magged by jamie in PMR . best reel ive ever owned by far. Its easy to service . smooth like butter and it just feels incredibly built. Im considering buing the 120ld. they are boat reels but with the mags installed are great for the beach.
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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby sea serpant » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:50 pm

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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby Rod Tips » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 pm

Just recently got an Akios Fireloop , very tough , very smooth, excellent casting and retrieve. Line lay is perfect every time, it's improved my distance casting considerably, although I haven't put it to the test yet, in terms of beach casting. Great value.
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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby gearoid mc s. » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:55 pm

Quality reels no doubt just cannot abide the blatant copying of Abu's style.
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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby Rod Tips » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:57 pm

I think Akios's owner/founder is a former Abu Garcia employee?
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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby Thompst111 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 am

Got a akios airloop r10 three weeks ago. Brilliant reel loving it line lay is perfect smooth retrieve and spare spool which is very handy. Has added to my distance considerably would defo recommend it!! Also yes the guy who created akios worked for Abu for 17years as a chief designer so when he was made redundant he went out and made his own not anything since he worked there for so long am delighted they Collier Abu brilliant reels. Also little extra point. Akios Japanese for "new beginnings"

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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby keymcg » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:30 am

I got an airloop a few months ago. Used maybe 6 times for shore fishing. Last Friday I was wading out to cast and the line started coming off the rod. Waded back to shore and found the anti reverse was not working. I couldn't get it to switch off and had to borrow a reel from one of the lads to finish the session. Not too impressed at the moment. It's back in the shop waiting for the rep to collect it so we will see what happpens

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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby gearoid mc s. » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:07 am

Thompst111 wrote:Got a akios airloop r10 three weeks ago. Brilliant reel loving it line lay is perfect smooth retrieve and spare spool which is very handy. Has added to my distance considerably would defo recommend it!! Also yes the guy who created akios worked for Abu for 17years as a chief designer so when he was made redundant he went out and made his own not anything since he worked there for so long am delighted they Collier Abu brilliant reels. Also little extra point. Akios Japanese for "new beginnings"


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Re: Akios reels ?? What ya'll think of them

Postby HughAdam » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:50 am

IMO, the Akios 656 CTM Chameleon is a badass reel!
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