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Greg Hyovalti

Question for the Lake Superior fisherman

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I am looking at getting a couple new line counter reels this year for the big water and not sure which ones to get. Which ones are the best as far as retrieval rate, durability and accuracy? Thanks

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I really like the Diawa Sealine Linecounters. For the money I think they are the most reliable. Shimanos are very good but very very pricey. I have some Okumas that are a bit cheaper and have held up to 3 years of use. Some guys have had problems with them though.

Shakespear makes some and I hear Bass Pros line is pretty good. I havent used either though. I do have some bottom bouncer combos from Bass Pro and they are very nice for the price. Parsons and Kavietz supposedly designed their walleye line and trolling lines for them.

I guess if I were looking for a few new ones I would get the Sealines.

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I'm going to toss one more in there that I just received at a reasonable price. The Depthmaster's from Cabela's are a pretty solid reel, anyways they feel solid. Put together better than the cheaper priced Shimano's and Okuma's that I have.

Unfortunately they have not seen use yet, give me a few months and I will report back on em'.

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I have used the Cabela's depthmaster reels 1 depthmaster ll and 1 depthmaster gold both 20 series matched with a cabela's innerflow rod,,, the gold is by far a more solid reel ,,,I have had issues with the line counter on the depthmaster ll,,,both have smooth drags and are available with dual or single handle ,,,I do have 2 sealine 17s and they work flawlessly ,,My 2 pennies

Randoid

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Last time I was at cabelas they were getting rid of some of the older diawa's for newer models. Diawa linecounter for 44.99 and a free cabelas rod to go w/ it. I forget w/ rod thought it may be the tourney series. I would give them a call. I like my diawa's. work well so far.

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I gotta agree with Northlander...the Sealines are great. My dad has two for the big lake and they are slick. I just bought my first Sealine 17 for walleye trolling...it will likely see the big lake as well. cool.gif

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Wellesy you will realy like the 17's for eye trolling. I also use them for bottom bouncing.

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Bottom bouncing was another tactic I'm looking forward to doing a little better with my new set-up. The full rig is a Shimano Clarus 7'10" medium telescoping with the Sealine 17 spooled with PP. Figured it would be a pretty versatile set-up. grin.gif

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