The Okuma Cold Water Linecounter Reels feature corrosion resistant frame and side plates. The Cold Water series from Okuma sport quality external components including, an aluminum spool engage lever, ratcheting aluminum star drag, a titanium coated wide-mouth levelwind, machined aluminum spool and a stamped aluminum power handle featuring an ergonomic non-slip rubber grip. The Okuma Cold Water Linecounter Reels also feature quality internal components such as; heavy-duty machine cut brass gears, dual anti-reverse system and a full Carbonite drag system. The internal components are held solidly in place with the Okuma MSS (Mechanical Stabilization System), a one-piece hold plate that assures long termalignmentt of the gears and shafts.
The Coldwater Linecounter Reels have two ball bearings and one one-way roller bearing. They also feature a custom designed linecounter. The first major upgrade in the line counter is a recessed reset button on the right side that virtually eliminates errant and unwanted reset of the line counter. The second major upgrade to the line counter is Okuma's two stage anti-fogging Clear View Technology (CVT). The interior of the linecounter window has been treated with anti-fogging agents to prevent condensation build up. If the linecounter should be overwhelmed with condensation, there is a left side access port that allows the water to be removed and dried out completely.
Additional features of these reels include:
We stock the Coldwater Linecounter Reels in all seven available sizes. The DLX models are left hand retrieve. Additional specifications are provided in the table below.
I bought two of the Okuma Clarion reels and was later told by a local reel repair guy that good luck if anything goes wrong. I contacted Okuma and told them what I was told. The Okuma rep told me that was true some years ago but since Okuma has made some major changes. Reel repair is now top notch. Customer satisfaction is the priority. Quality of the Okuma products is as good if not better then other top competitors.
The reels I bought are the Okuma Clarion 204D Line Counters. They have worked flawlessly all last season hooking Chinook Salmon and Steelhead. One thing that I did notice was the line counter flogged up. Okuma has resolved that problem with on their new Cold Water line counter reels.
Here is a video of Carman McDonald explainingthe new Cold Water Line Counter Reels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ro9N45SVNg