The Akios Airloop R8 is specifically designed to offer extreme casting distances, the Akios AIRLOOP R8 is the reel of choice should you be seeking extra yardage when surf casting. A true casting machine, the AIRLOOP offers super slow oscillation, laying a phenomenal 54 turns of line per cycle on the tournament length spool resulting in truly exceptional line lay.
The precise laying of line on the spool significantly reduces frictional drag as the line peels off the spool leading to substantial gains in casting distances.
Equipped with an impressive 8+1 stainless steel ball bearings and a worm drive gearing mechanism, not only is the AIRLOOP silky smooth, it's incredibly tough too. The speed drag system allow the drag to be tightened up with just a fraction of a turn allowing hard running fish to be instantly tamed. The Airloop truly is one of the best spinning reels on the market for the serious surfcaster, the Airloop is also available in a long spool version, the Akios R10.
Airloop R8 Features:
Super Slow Oscillation for Exceptional Casting Performance
High Strength Composite Body and Rotor
8+1 Stainless Steel Shielded Bearings
Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing
Two Anodised Aluminium Spools Included – 1 x Deep Spool, 1 x Shallow Spool
Ergonomic Power Handle
Long Cast Angled Spool Lip
Carbon Multi Disc Drag for Optimal Drag Performance
Dual Strength Stainless Steel Main Shaft
Large Hollow Bail Arm
4.1:1 Gear Ratio
Tough Worm-Drive Gearing
Titanium Coated Line Roller
Anti Line Drop System
Akios R8 Specifications:
Deep Spool capacity: 220yds/20lb mono
Shallow Spool capacity: 280yds/16lb mono
Gear Ratio: 4.1:1
Line Recovery: 34”/87cm
Maximum Drag: 22lb
Handle can be installed on either side making it suitable for either Left or Right handed fisherman.
The Akios Airloop R8 is also available as part of our combos range, be sure to check out our surfcasting rod and reel combo deals to see some of the best surfcasting rod and reel combos going.