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    Okeydokey
from Crowbar  
7/27/2012 2:33:56 PM

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  I'm lookin at this reel. Have prchased 2 Okuma spinning reels for the wife the they have both functioned flawlessly for several years...without being cleaned....ever. LOL


I am just looking at entry level stuff since I am new to surf fitchin and I don't expect to be doing so much of it I am gonna wear any equipment out....unless some bull shark decides to smoke it!


Good? Bad?


http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_106129_-1?N=273169043+933739033+4294967146


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   I've got a couple of Okuma's ........ from Wade Fisher  7/27/2012 2:42:08 PM
 on some boat rods that have held up pretty well. The only problem with the two I have is line capacity, but this 'un gots lots of capacity. Match it with one of the Okuma twelve footer's and you got your set up.


Wade


   My Vote from Tbone  7/27/2012 2:45:34 PM
 Good. Entry level. Should get the job done. My concern would be the 'level wind' function. Being an 'old salt', I grew up without this function on salty reels, just guided the line back on with my thumb. Did I ever 'overload' one side or the other, heck yea. My Pops yelled at me a bunch about that. Finally got the hang of it.....


T


   Zackly my plan Wade and good point Tbone from Crowbar  7/27/2012 2:56:23 PM
 Lookin at the 12' Okuma for $59.


Tom, good point on the level wind function....sand, salt, worm gear and pawl probably don't mix real well. I'll definately have a closer look at it in the store.


   The level winder .... from Wade Fisher  7/27/2012 3:00:33 PM
 is pretty easy to remove once the pawl shixts the bed. Then it's just a matter of using your thumb like Tbone said. A couple of mine are there already and the other two probably won't be too far behind.


I like the backbone that Okuma rod has. My other three are kind of on the light side when it comes to horsing in reds in the forty pound range.


Wade


   I'm gonna have to get a second job. from Sammy #10958 #10958  7/27/2012 3:14:05 PM
 Sam


   I heard an ad on the radio ........... from Wade Fisher  7/27/2012 3:23:07 PM
 say the trophy club was hiring Mr. Professional dress wearer. Bwahahahahaha


Wade



   Clarification from Sammy #10958 #10958  7/27/2012 3:52:45 PM
 there is a difference between a dress and a kilt.


Sam


   Google Alvey from bobj #17034 #17034  7/27/2012 5:17:59 PM
 I own a 650c3. Its a side caster and if youve got one you wont need a yak.


Alvey hold a lot of casting records down here.


They are a reel that you can service on the beach to get sand out of the insides.


most times after use just wash in fresh water and tighten the grease cup


   Those look pretty neat, Bob from Crowbar  7/27/2012 5:45:15 PM
 So, your sayin you can cast an 8 ounce spider weight and a 4-6 ounce bait 200 yards with one of those things?


   After looking a bit closer at the Alveys from Crowbar  7/27/2012 6:42:27 PM
 It doesn't appear they spec out to what I'm needing. Although they do seem like an excellent choice for lighter action applications.


Their heaviest rod specifications called for 12-20# test and 2-4 oz. baits per the AlveyUSA site. We use minimum 30# line and 6-8 oz. spider weights plus 4-6 ounces of bait in anticipation of anything from a 20# redfish to a 200# shark.


One of Alvey's lighter rigs look like it would be the catsazz for wading our lower Laguna Madre for reds and specks. Anything to help with casting distance would be great since you are literally stalking or sneaking up on very skiddish fish in gin clear water.


Thanks for mentioning this brand...had never heard or seen anything like them before.


   Ken,,, come back over the line,,,,,,, from Paul Sonnier  7/28/2012 12:05:35 AM
 You know, the one drawn in the sand between salt and fresh water.............. Next thing you know, you'll be lookin at a center console rig and trying to compete with Tuckson!


Buttblast


8 pound class me Crow!


   Bwahahaha from Crowbar  7/28/2012 11:08:12 AM
 Noooo, don't think so Paul. I'm digging the surf fishing because there is no boat involved. Every time I go out in a boat it farks my back up and I'm sick of it. Kickin back on the beach is okay by me.


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