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Akios Utopia SX8 Long Cast Surfcasting Reel

Akios Utopia SX8 Long Cast Surfcasting Reel

Regular price $299.99 NZD
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The Akios UTOPIA SX8 is a new breed of high-performance long-distance casting reels from Akios capable of landing specimen sized fish.

Boasting a tough yet ultra-lightweight full carbon body weighing in at a truly incredible 530g; the UTOPIA SX8 is the lightest reel of its kind ever produced by Akios! Equipped with a powerful 39lb quick set carbon drag system, the Utopia SX8 packs a punch too!

Engineered for maximum casting potential, the UTOPIA SX8’s slow oscillation delivers truly exceptional line lay across the full length of the angled lip long cast spool resulting in significantly reduced line friction and tangibly greater casting distances. The lightweight design not only offers a more balanced feel on the rod, more importantly, but it also allows for increased hand speed during the cast, improving acceleration through the swing and adding yards to the cast.

Line recovery is swift with 100cm of line retrieved in a single turn of the handle, taking the strain out of hauling in end gear after a long cast and bringing fish to shore quickly. No less than 8x shielded stainless steel bearings and a worm drive gearing mechanism ensure an ultra-smooth operation on the retrieve.

Supplied with both a deep and shallow aluminium spool and a shallow Teflon spool, together with both a torpedo power grip handle and wooden barrel handle, the UTOPIA SX offers the serious angler a high performance, ultra-lightweight reel at an exceptional value.


Akios Utopa SX8 Features:

  • Tough Ultra-Lightweight Full Carbon Body and Rotor
  • Slow Oscillation for Exceptional Line Lay
  • 8+1 Stainless Steel Shielded Bearings
  • Corrosion Resistant Instant Anti-Reverse Bearing
  • Two Handles Included – 1 x Ergonomic Torpedo Power Handle, 1 x Wooden Barrel Handle
  • Interchangeable Handle for Right or Left Hand Wind
  • Long Cast Angled Spool Lip for Reduce Friction During Cast
  • Quick Set Powerful Drag System for Total Control of Hard Running Fish
  • High Strength Stainless Steel Main Shaft
  • Large Hollow Bail Arm
  • Titanium Coated Line Roller
  • Tough Worm-Drive Gearing
  • Anti Line Drop System
  • Handle Lock
  • Supplied with Drawstring Cloth Storage Bag

SX8 Specifications:

  • Deep Spool capacity: 400yds/0.35mm/15lb mono
  • Shallow Spool capacitys: 210yds/0.32mm/12lb mono
  • Shallow Teflon Spool: 210yds/0.32mm/12lb mono
  • Gear Ratio: 4.6:1
  • Bearings: 8+1
  • Line Recovery: 100cm
  • Maximum Drag: 39lb
  • Weight: 530g

Handle can be installed on either side making it suitable for either Left or Right handed fisherman.

Shipping Information

New Zealand customers usually receive this product within 2-3 business days. Rural delivery usually requires 3-5 days. See our shipping policy page for further details.

30 Day Returns

We offer a 30 day money back gaurantee, if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason within 30 days of purchase simply return it and we'll exchange it or give your money back.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
P.C. (Masterton, NZ)

Used this reel to win the Wairarapa Surfcasting Club casting contest May 2023
Outcasts my Akios Airloop R10 which was a winner last year
Awesome customer service with overnight delivery, amazing company to deal with
The reel is well made, the spare handle is a bonus as are the 2 spare spools, top value here.
Highly recommended

Roneil (Hamilton, NZ)
Akios Utopia SX8 Long Cast Surfcasting Reel

Best surf reel I have owned. Adds distance in calm conditions and has a good drag system. Having three spools mean that I can go lighter when I need to or have a heavier line when its rough.

Croydon P.
Awesome surf casting reel

Used it the other day, very smooth, cast really well, very light for a reel of it's size, very quick response with the drag and very easy to maintain, an awesome
reel, great service /fast delivery