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chodie1
02-24-2010, 02:15 PM
Which model of the Okuma line counter reel is the best for longlining? You can buy the model MA-15DX for about $25.00, or several other models for a little more money. Anyone have any comments on best model for money. thanks in advance.

Wannabe...
02-24-2010, 03:43 PM
Pretty much the consensus on the MS board is the MA-15DX for crank trolling and I don't see why it wouldn't work for long lining as well. I've heard bad things about the Cabelas Line Counters though and I'd probably stay away from them. Sat has been buying up Diawa LC models from Ebay lately. He says they seem fine and are a bit smaller in profile than the Okumas.

If you're going Okuma, there's only one link you'll need Chodie.

Okuma Magda Pro Line Counter MA-15DX Northwoods Wholesale Outlet (http://www.northwoodsoutlet.com/oscommerce/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4098)

Wannabe...

feelay
02-24-2010, 04:38 PM
I love the ones Wannabe mentioned. I thought most of the longliners were just using small spinning reels though.

biggerjigger
02-24-2010, 05:40 PM
The link WB posted is the cheapest place ive found for the XD15 reels...24.99 for a line counter is cheap. and they hold up nicely.

slimeyslab
02-24-2010, 05:43 PM
I will be ordering 6 this week. At that price they seem hard to beat.

blueball
02-24-2010, 08:17 PM
okumas,have 4 for trolling cranks and just ordered 4 more, good reel

yikess
02-24-2010, 08:20 PM
Can't go wrong with Okumas.

creekslick
02-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Yep got 12 of them.

Slablicious
02-24-2010, 10:13 PM
What rod do you use with these reels for trolling cranks?

creekslick
02-24-2010, 10:21 PM
What rod do you use with these reels for trolling cranks?

I use Wally Marshall Tight Line Specials and B n M Pro Trollers but prefer the Wally Marshall.;)

wilbur
02-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Will the silstar limit series rods work for this or are they to flimsy at the tip? Thanks just trying to learn also. Any help appreciated.

Wilbur

chodie1
02-25-2010, 07:43 PM
The B&M and the wallly marshall are expensive. I also would like to know if their is a less expensive alternative.

creekslick
02-25-2010, 09:38 PM
I think you will have alot of bend in them because they don't have alot of backbone but I think they will work.

BigKyd
02-25-2010, 09:41 PM
The B&M and the wallly marshall are expensive. I also would like to know if their is a less expensive alternative.

If you know anyone that works at Bass Pro, get them to buy your rods for you and you can get the 12' and 14' Wally Marshals for $30 each. Still not cheap but better than 49.99.

The Shootist
02-25-2010, 09:43 PM
I hope these Okuma's are good since I have 5 new ones setting on the table waiting on line to be put on them.

creekslick
02-25-2010, 10:09 PM
I hope these Okuma's are good since I have 5 new ones setting on the table waiting on line to be put on them.

You won't be disappointed.

wilbur
02-26-2010, 07:31 PM
Thank you creek slick.

Crankbait
02-27-2010, 08:51 AM
Okuma are the best in my opinion. I bought 8 Daiwa last year due to low profile,low line capacity, and reduced weight. Boy was I disappointed, two of the reels fogged up immediately to the point I could not read line counter. The gear ratio is less vs Okuma making you have to crank a little harder and faster, caused me to pull off a couple bigguns. I plan to spool Daiwas with 6lb and use for backup reels, Okuma getting back into the game this year. My 2 cents.