Okuma Helios TCS LP 8+1 BB Reel

(8 customer reviews)


  • Gear Ratio: 7.3:1, Heavy-duty aluminum gears
  • 8BB + 1RB Precision Japanese ABEC-5 spool bearings, Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • Ergonomic handle design; Right hand retrieval



  • 7.3:1
  • 8.1:1

Packing the full power of an aluminum frame, side plates, spool and gear system, the Okuma Helios TCS Casting Reel weighs in at just 6.3 ounces.

No corners were cut with graphite either to delivers all the rigidity and muscle you need in your go to reel.

The reel that 2011 Forrest Wood Cup champion, Scott Martin, turns to when money and titles are on the line, the Okuma Helios TCS Casting Reel delivers extreme performance.

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Based on 8 reviews

5.0 overall

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  1. Duckhunter

    I own 12 different casting reels manufactured by all the top companies in the world and this one is my favorite. I have two and want more. It doesn’t have magnetic cast control but, to my amazement, it doesn’t need it! Smooth as silk, zero backlash and casts farther than most of my $300+ reels.


  2. Electrovan

    Well, I’ve had this baby almost a year now and I am totally pleased. Very smooth, can cast a mile and light weight. I have several reels in the $150 – $200 range and this is one of my favorites. After almost a year I am totally satisfied. Great reel at a great price!


  3. VMO1mech

    Pros: smooth, fairly light for all aluminum construction, looks great, fits and feels great in my hands (I wear a size small batting glove)Cons: price is a bit high at $199 but every once and while Amazon has them for $130-160


  4. Amazon Customer

    Very very light weight. Handles 65lb braid and 17lb fluorocarbon no problem. Casts a mile when setup with proper line and lure weight. If I had 1 complaint it would be access to the breaking system however, all the positives make up for this minor inconvenience. I’ve bought 8 of them now.

    Amazon Customer

  5. PipersMom

    Great product!


  6. RZD Wellness Products

    Awesome reel. Top grade.

    RZD Wellness Products

  7. Tony Vieson

    This reel is fantastic. The adjustments are quick and easy. It feels so light in my hand it’s as if its not there. My only complaint is its a bit pricey and there not sold at any of my local tackle shops. If it were about $20.00 dollars cheaper it would be perfect. I have used other reels that feel just as good, there just a little heavier. I will likely still buy another one of these, but it will likely be another off season purchase vs getting another while browsing through my local tackle shops.

    Tony Vieson

  8. Louis A.

    Crankbaits on a cranking rod

    Louis A.