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by , Posted to on 04/17/2005 3:15 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I want to get a couple of reels for leadcore and was wondering which reels I should be looking at?
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by on 04/17/2005 9:29 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/06/2001
Location: ND
I picked up a couple Shakesphere Tidewater 30's last year. Nice leadcore reel for under 40 bucks, it is a line counter. Another one I use is the old style PENN levelwind. It has plenty of capacity but it is not a line counter. M2
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by on 04/17/2005 10:05 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Cabela's deapthmaster Gold or Daiwa Sealine are fantastic line counters, I'm sure the new Tekota from Shimano is the Cadillac of line counters I just haven't used one yet. As far as I'm concerned the Diawa Sealine is the "gold standard" in line counters.

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by on 04/18/2005 7:48 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
I would go with the 18lb with at least 8 colors so get the bigger spool on your reel jiggingrick
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by on 04/18/2005 11:02 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2001
Location: ND
the LC 47 Sealine holds between 9 colors and a full core of leadcore. I quit with nine colors, i've heard some getting all 10 on but I had trouble. 18# again as others have said is the best.
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by on 04/19/2005 02:47 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/06/2001
Location: ND
Rooster, since lead is color coded every 10 yards you really don't need a line counter. I have 4 sealines and truly believe they are too much reel unless you fish lead a lot. I use 14# and am able to get all 10 colors along with backing on the TW30. I checked out the TEKOTA reel and was rather disappointed with it. It was very hard to engage the spool by cranking the handle, had to flip the lever to engage from free spool. A clicker is an important feature also. With lead the rod is as critical as the reel, need a buggy whip since there is no stretch. I use 9ft, 2 piece fiberglass downrigger rods. M2
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by on 04/20/2005 10:40 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: SD
I use the clickers and a very light drag and adjust spool tension just right then listen , sometimes if you are not paying attention you can usually here a strike by the clicker ( click,click,click )It will alert you to a change in the lure, wheather it hit bottom or a tree or anything. In turn the clicker off when reeling in a fish.
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by on 04/20/2005 12:19 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: SD
Rooster!!!! if you get to Mobridge look me up (in the phone book) and we can go out and do some fishin sometime.
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by on 04/20/2005 5:44 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
I set mine the same as Ken. It allows the fish to take the lure intead of the lure dragging the fish off. It also stops the hooks from ripping through the lips of the fish and causing a missed fish.

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by on 04/20/2005 7:08 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: SD
I use 2 Diawa 47lc's and 2 Penn 310 gti(not a line counter) they work good. The rods I use are 7 to 8' med. heavy I also have a 11' predator rod that I use on occasion.It has been my exp. that about 6' of lead core to one foot of depth and the cool thing is if you speed up it rises and slow down it sinks,if you can get ahold of any old In-Fisherman mag's there is a very good article in the November 91 issue. Rooster if you can't find it let me know and I'll try to get it to you.
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by on 04/20/2005 10:01 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/02/2002
Location: ND
rooster, i would stay away from the tidewaters mine fell apart. i use mostly 47 diawa's and the new tekota 600lc with 12 or 18# lead with ten colors. you can't go wrong with either setup.
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by on 04/20/2005 11:03 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
Travis, what is your preference between the Sealine and the Tekota? Does the Tekota have a good drag? My Sealines seem to be very sensitive, have to have the drag in just the right spot to make it work, how is the Tekota?

This moment is a paradox, it's the oldest you've ever been as well as the youngest you'll ever be.


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by on 04/21/2005 07:34 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/02/2002
Location: ND
the tekota is way smoother than the diawa. i just wish they were a little cheaper. i have never had any trouble with my diawa's and some are 5 years old well see how the tekota holds up.
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