Need new line counter reals, what do you guys recommend?

6/16/14 @ 8:34 PM
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rkloehn
rkloehn
USER since 3/20/08
I am in need of new line counter reals for my walleye trolling rods. Im looking to spend around $100 a real. What do you guys like/recommend? I have cabelas brand now and they just dont work well
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8/1/14 @ 1:29 PM
coldmark
coldmark
USER since 1/11/08
Thanks, Fish Hound. Just what I needed. I'm going to get two 30s and three 45s for the lead.

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8/1/14 @ 11:26 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02
The Convector 30 is a great size for riggers, divers, and leadcore up to 5 color. Anything more switch to the 45, they are good up to about 200 copper or 10 color leadcore and anything more the 55L Convector is the better choice.

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8/1/14 @ 10:51 AM
coldmark
coldmark
USER since 1/11/08
Can anyone tell me about the Okuma Convector size 30 versus 45 for salmon? Would the 30 be better for riggers and the 45 for lead? Or should we get all 45s and use them for all methods?

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7/27/14 @ 9:02 PM
dogfish
 dogfish
USER since 3/14/04
I am a big fan of the Accudepth Plus 27's. I haven't bought any since they made their updates but I have been running mine for 5+ years with no issues.

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6/23/14 @ 12:36 AM
Trophy_Taker
Trophy_Taker
USER since 4/27/08
I talked to okuma this winter and they had re done the cold waters since last year. They did have problems with the drags and counters, but have fixed it. Been running mine now since spring and have not had a problem losing fish due to drags failing.

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6/18/14 @ 3:53 AM
Frozenman
Frozenman
USER since 12/16/07
I bought a pair of coldwaters last year and am disappointed in the drag system. They don't respond to adjustment unless completely backed off,which is of NO help when fighting a large fish.

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6/17/14 @ 8:34 PM
rkloehn
rkloehn
USER since 3/20/08
Liking the Okuma coldwater 203d model. Im going to check them out this weekend Along with a few other models

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6/17/14 @ 7:27 PM
Trophy_Taker
Trophy_Taker
USER since 4/27/08
Just got the Okuma cold water reels. Really like them so far. Got them for just about $93 a piece.

When I was looking for new reels, I paid a lot of attention to the drag gears and max lbs for the drag. Really wanted a reel with a good drag system and so far the cold waters are holding up. If I could afford Tekotas, that would def be my reel of choice.

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6/17/14 @ 12:46 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
Okuma Convectors are very nice in that price range and can be gotten cheaper by order in pairs or groups of four on ebay. Definitely the way to go. I use all Convectors for salmon fishing, so they will easily hold up for walleye fishing.

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6/17/14 @ 12:30 PM
mastertangler
mastertangler
USER since 6/21/01
Agree on the Accudepth but I like the 17's. Really not much less in the line capacity from the 27's, but the higher gear ratio is nice for those times you're trying to move boards around in a hurry.

Only complaint I've ever had with mine is they don't seat well into the Mr Walleye rods I have. Not sure if that's cause of the reel or the rod, but either way I still like them.

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