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Which line counter reel?
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:36:33 PM »
Since I donated my favorite Shimano TR 100G to the deep last fishing trip  :bash:, I’m in the market for a replacement, something similar (or almost as good) but with a line counter.  Something that can handle light salmon trolling but isn't too big and cumbersome for Kokanee.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2021, 01:01:50 PM »
Shimano Tekota
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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 02:41:52 PM »
Shimano Tekota

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 04:55:00 PM »
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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 05:02:21 PM »
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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 05:29:10 AM »
A lot of love for the Tekota, any others?


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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 06:31:19 AM »
No experience with the Tekota but I've run 4 Okuma Cold water line counter reels for the last three years and have been very happy with them.  They have been rock solid , no failures or even glitches and very well made. I paid a little extra for the " low profile " , I do the same fishing as you described and would highly recommend them. Good luck .

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 08:31:48 AM »
I've used Okuma, Tekota, Abu Garcia LC's, they all work great. Okuma and Abu are more reasonably priced, Tekota's are more expensive. Abu claims their new Max dlc/toro is more accurate at tracking the line you have out. All other LC's track how many revolutions your spool makes but as your spool gets smaller less line/rev is actually coming off so your LC is not completely accurate. I have not used these reels but would look at them if I were in the market.
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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 08:52:30 AM »
I have okuma and the new tekota. No comparison . Tekota hands down

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2021, 10:49:49 AM »
I have an older Okuma that has a tendency to go random free spool which obviously isn't a great trait for trolling reels.

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2021, 11:34:02 AM »
I run Okuma Cold Waters, the 20 size for kings/coho and the 15 size for sockeye/kokanee with line counters.  Been very happy with them not a single issue yet in 50+ trips. 

Bought a few at John's in Everett and a few at Holiday Sports in burlington.  I prefer left handed and both places stock them.  I have also seen the 20 at Triangle in Snohomish.
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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2021, 09:57:01 AM »
It's tough to plop down the $$s for it, but the Tekota seems bulletproof.  They have a few at Sportsman's warehouse that you can fondle.  I'm not a fan of the big handle on the larger reels but I like this little 300.  Just hope it doesn't end up over the side of the boat.

Thanks for all the recommendations.

« Last Edit: September 20, 2021, 10:20:09 AM by CP »

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Re: Which line counter reel?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2021, 01:48:44 PM »
I have had great experience with the okuma cold water low pros. Zero issues. Thanks hey are my favorite salmon real. Anything works for kokes.

 


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