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HOGEYE

Left handed line counter reels?

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HOGEYE

I am thinking about picking up a line counter and would like a lefty. I like the Abu Garcia digital add on, but I don't think that it is made in a lefty. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I am leaning towards the Okuma Magda 20 or 30 DLX. I want something under $50.

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fiskyknut

Im not 100% certain but i think the only lefties out there so far are Cabelas?

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HOGEYE

I did a little research and could only find two brands that make these in the left style. They are:

Cabelas Depthmaster Gold Linecounter 2005 DMG 20L & 30L

Okuma Magda MA 20DLX & MA 30DLX

This seems rediculous to me. When I started fishing I casted and reeled with my right hand. I thought that it was a waste of time and energy to switch hands after every cast so I trained myself to cast with my right and reel with my left. I am now used to this and still feel it is just plain inefficient to do the aforementioned. I know there probably just isn't the market. I would really like to have the Abu digital add on for the C3 and C4 reels though!

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Matt Breuer

Hogeye, the digital add-ons are junk from what I hear. I'd go with any of the above reels, they're both trustworthy brands.

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Whoaru99

I've been eyeing up one of the Cabela's but they've been on back order. Probably better sign up for one...

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Thomas

I bought the Cabelas Depthmaster Gold Linecounter 2005 DMG 30L. I will post after I used it a time or two, but it seems solid and drag doesn't jerk.

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Whoaru99

Thomas,

I'm having a hard time deciding between the DMG20L and DMG30L. Based on the line capacity, the DMG30 seems like it would be huge. Is it really much bigger than the DMG20?

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rangr

Who, if you are going to long line troll or use planer boards Okumas Magda in a 20 should be plenty big for these uses. The Magda is a soildly built reel at a lower price than some of the others.

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Thomas

30L is pretty big, for trolling it's the right size. For walleye only, I would go with 20L, but I wanted a reel that I could use for Walley, Pike, and Catfish.

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