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The Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Center Pin Reel is a great entry level center pin reel that offers quality construction at an affordable price. The Aventa features a 4.5" spool diameter making it the perfect size for trout and steelhead applications.

The manufacturer rates the capacity of the Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Center Pin Reel at 275 yards of 8 pound line with 50 yards of 20 pound backing.

Features of the Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Center Pin Reel include:

  • Precision machined aluminum one-piece frame and spool
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • Two stainless steel ball bearings
  • Ported spool with exposed rim for easy control
  • On-off ratchet
  • Twin removable wooden handles

Specifications for the Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Center Pin Reel can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Center Pin Reel
Specifications
ModelDiameter
(in.)
Width
(in.)
Weight
(oz.)
Line Retrieve
(in.)
Line Capacity
(yds./lbs.)
Bearings
VT-10024.500.728.2313275/82BB
Review Summary
4.6
( 10 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (3)
Pros
Smooth Reeling (5)
Durable (4)
Reliable (4)
Easy Casting (4)
Smooth Drag System (2)
Cons
Best Uses
Float fishing (5)
River Fishing (3)

Great centerpin!!
Reviewed:


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Buyer
Hamburg,NY

About Me:
A great centerpin for fishing small streams . Smooth bearings.

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Choice
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Verified
Buyer
Central Texas

About Me:
I have become interested in center pinning. I researched and chose the Okuma Aventa as my beginner's reel. I feel I made a very good choice. The machining is excellent and appears up to the task. Biggest fish so far about 15 #.. The reel spins smoothly and is above my newbie skill level, but also, in my pre -purchase research, I found out that very advanced upgrade bearings are available, inexpensive and easily, user- installable . Fish USA has the best prices and FAST delivery.

Pros: Quality, Value

Cons: None, none

Best Uses: Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great no hassle reel
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
Very smooth. Easy to handle. Not so expensive that you feel scared to use.

Pros: Smooth Drag System

Cons:

Best Uses: Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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okuma avent vt-1002
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Buyer
charlotte, n.c.

About Me:
none

after all my reserch on purchasing my first center pin reel, i determined that the okuma aventa vt-1002 was the best "bang for the buck" and fishusa.com was the lowest price.  i have been using this reel at the local pond for carp in preperation for steelhead and it's a blast to use.  


Pros: price, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Very good fit and finish

Cons: haven't found one yet

Best Uses: drift fishing, Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Value
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Indiana

About Me:
Avid Fisher
clicker keeps reel from freespooling when changing flies

Pros: Very good fit and finish, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great starter reel for center pinning
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Eden NY

About Me:
Beginner
This is my first center pin equipment, its a great starter reel.

Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great bang for your beginner buck
Reviewed:


Grand Rapids,MI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I just started to center pin last fall and came across this real at a good price. Used it in the spring for steelheadand loved it. Hooked approximately 12 steelhead the first good day of the run and landed 10. Great reel for the beginner to start.

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable, Reliable

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Reel
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Verified
Buyer
Eastlake,OH

About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is my first centerpin and have loved it so far. The casting takes some getting used to as with all centerpins, but its second nature after you learn it. The startup is good, very durable and spins for days.

Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing, Fly Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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smooth casting,easy handling.
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Verified
Buyer
Northwest Indiana

About Me:
Professional
I'm a Flyfisherman,but being a guide you need to know not just the river,and what it takes to get your client on a fish but aslo it's very helpul to know all fishing methods. Thanks to my good friend Bob from Ohio, who got me into center pin-float fishing,he recomemded the Aventa and about two weeks later i hooked just not one fish but ended up hooking four in a day and landed all four, two 10 pounders and two at 12 lbs. It's a great reel if you starting out or have been fishing for years.

Pros: Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: Floating

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good reel at a good price
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Buffalo

About Me:
Casual Fisher
As my first center pinning reel, it has worked exceptionally well. It's constructed well and I've never lost a fish because of the reel. Sometimes the line gets a little tangled up when casting or reeling in quick but besides that it's a good purchase and a great way to become a better pinner.

Pros: Durable, Easy Casting

Cons: Twists Line

Best Uses: Float fishing, Jigging, Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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