4BB+1RB | Corrosion-resistant graphite frame & sideplates | Forged aluminum, red anodized star

Cortez Star Drag

Nimble, agile and simply a ton of fun to fish, the Okuma Cortez brings light tackle performance to a whole new category of anglers. Drop down gearbox, swept in handle and Ergo Grip handle knob accentuate balance and delivery of power from the XL gearing, red anodized machined aluminum spool and multi-disc Carbonite drag system. Graphite frame and side plates maintain a feather light feel and balance while increasing corrosion resistance. From the beach, pier and jetty or the deck of a sportfisher, the Okuma Cortez is perfect for lures, live and chunk bait with casting governed by an externally adjustable magnetic cast control system.

Cortez Reels Feature:

  • Corrosion resistant graphite frame and sideplates
  • CZ-55W features an aluminum frame graphite sideplates
  • Machined aluminum, red anodized spool
  • Multi-disc Carbonite drag system
  • Forged aluminum, red anodized star
  • Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble while cranking
  • 4BB+1RB stainless steel bearings
  • MCS: External magnetic cast control system on 5CS, 10CS and 12CS sizes
  • Ergo grip handle knob
  • Dual anti-reverse system (mechanical & roller bearing)
  • XL Gearing: Drop down gear box with 6.2:1 gear ratio
  • Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
  • MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
  • Recessed thumb bar for comfort
  • Self lubricating gear system, all models
  • Cortez reels are backed by a 1-year warranty

Cortez Reel Specifications

Max Drag
CZ-5CS6.2:14BB + 1RB14 oz.38"15 lbs.410/14 (0.35), 305/18 (0.40), 270/20 (0.42)
CZ-10CS6.2:14BB + 1RB17.6 oz.43"18 lbs.260/25 (0.48), 350/20 (0.42), 430/15 (0.37)
CZ-12CS6.2:14BB + 1RB18.4 oz.43"18 lbs.300/30 (0.55), 400/25 (0.48), 540/20 (0.42)
CZ-55W4.7:14BB + 1RB28.3 oz.40.7"18 lbs.650/30 (0.55), 500/40 (0.60), 400/50 (0.70)



Ball Bearings:4BB + 1RB