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Offline Wasagabeach

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Line counter reel suggestions
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:10:05 am »
Hi guys. Iím adding dipsyís to my spread this year and I need a strong reel with good line capacity. Reliability is important because I want to keep it a very long time and salmon and lakers will be the main target with it.  Any suggestions on what to get and what to stay away from?  Less than $200 would be nice!  Thanks for any replies

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Offline Wasagabeach

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 01:00:56 pm »
Thanks. That okuma cold water looks good and has good reviews too.  Have you used those?

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 04:34:29 pm »
Thanks. That okuma cold water looks good and has good reviews too.  Have you used those?


No, but I have the convectors.  The coldwater is a step up.  The Penn squall is nice too.  I think Penn parts may be easier to get when you need to replace drags or bearings.  Maybe not an issue.

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 07:28:15 pm »
Thank you

Offline Krawler

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 05:19:33 pm »
Donít get the Cold water.
Convector much better
Coldwater has very sticky drags. Iím getting rid of all my coldwaters and replacing with Tekotas

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 09:34:27 pm »
Thanks.  I have abu ambassadors and I like them but counters should help.  Iíll look to see if the local guys have any convectors

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 11:35:51 pm »
I'd suggest tekotas. Have all the above and prefer tekotas over the rest.

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 04:10:00 pm »
Sorry to hijack the thread but if anyone is looking to get rid of 500 or 600 tekotas in either line counter or not please let me know.   

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 07:20:13 am »
Tekota's are very nice reels, but he said under $200.  I guess they are not much over $200 and if you own it for 20 years and fish a lot, money well spent.


I had not heard about the coldwater sticky drags, but if anyone has some they want to throw away, I will gladly take them!  Fixing sticky drags is pretty simple.  New carbon fibre washers and a good cleaning.  Some reels seem to like greased drags, some not.  I generally prefer dry drags for freshwater.  I expect that the coldwater being a saltwater style, has greased drags.  I expect changing to a dry stack will fix it.

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 09:18:44 am »
A lot of good info here.  Thank you guys

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Re: Line counter reel suggestions
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 10:36:19 am »
I may be parting with some Coldwaters in the next few weeks.
Iíll be in touch