Okuma Classic Levelwind Trolling Reel
Okuma Classic Levelwind Trolling Reel is one of the best buy baitcasting reels - it is lightweight, cheap, reliable and if you like baitcasting reels, feel free to consider this one.
Few notes about this reel:
- lightweight corrosion resistant frame and side plates
- corrosion resistant graphite spools
- stainless steel reel foot
- stainless steel level wind line guide system
- aluminum power handle
- multi-disc rubidium drag system
- self lubricating gear system
- available in three models: CLX-200L, CLX-300L, CLX-450L
- comes with one year warranty
This reel is suitable for both mono and braided lines; as with any baitcasting reel, one needs some practice to avoid issues with line. Practically, any combination of line/lure/bait, requires different timing of the thumb on the reel break, but after just several casting, even beginners will have no problems with this reel.
When used for trolling, multi-disc rubidium drag system works flawlessly which helps landing relatively large game fish with reel of this price category - Okuma reels often provide good value for the money spent. Of course, don't go big game fishing with these reels, although with patience and a good rod, anything is possible :)
Although this reel is made out of very good, corrosion resistant materials, it is a good practice to rinse it with fresh water after salt-water fishing - it will last for ages unless abused heavily.
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