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Description

The Okuma Coldwater 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 Okuma 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.

Features of the Okuma Coldwater Linecounter Reels include:

  • Beautiful machined aluminum spool
  • Okuma's "QuickSet" infinite anti-reverse one-way bearing
  • Precision cut, heavy-duty brass gears
  • Corrosion resistant frame and side-plates
  • Titanium coated level wind
  • Oversized, super smooth, multi-disk Carbonite drag system
  • Ergonomic stamped aluminum power handle with oversized, comfortable knob
  • Line counter measuring line in feet
  • Large star drag mechanism
  • Line clicker

Specifications for the Okuma Coldwater Linecounter Reels can be seen in the Specifications tab above.

Specifications
Okuma Coldwater Linecounter Reels
Specifications
ModelRetrieval
Hand
BearingsGear
Ratio
Weight
(oz.)
Mono
Capacity
(lbs./yds.)
Line Retrieve
Per Crank
(in.)
Max Drag
(lbs.)
CW-153DRight2BB + 1RB5.1:114.610/330
12/290
14/240
2318
CW-203DRight2BB + 1RB5.1:115.014/290
18/230
20/210
2318
CW-303DRight2BB + 1RB4.2:120.015/510
20/420
25/310
2420
CW-453DRight2BB + 1RB4.2:121.820/580
25/430
30/330
2620
CW-153DLXLeft2BB + 1RB5.1:114.610/330
12/290
14/240
2318
CW-203DLXLeft2BB + 1RB5.1:115.014/290
18/230
20/210
2318
CW-303DLXLeft2BB + 1RB4.2:120.015/510
20/420
25/310
2420
Reviews
Review Summary
2
( 4 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.50%
Reviewer Profile:  
Pros
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Best Uses

Not Impressed
Verified
Buyer
United States
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Bought 4 of these reels hoping to use them as Dipsy Diver reels fishing salmon on Lake Michigan. They Did not work well at all. The drags were very inconsistent and the line will creep unless the drag is tightened beyond a reasonable setting. They do look and feel nice and may be good for other types or applications, but not for Dipsys.
Pros: Feel and look good
Cons: Drag system
Best Uses: None Specified
Disappointed
Verified
Reviewer
Toledo, Ohio
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Bought 4 with the idea that I was going to switch out all my reels over the season. On my FIRST outing 2 failed to accurately count the line in...confirmed the failure when I later put them on a 100 foot tape to calibrate...I liked the way they looked and felt...like the drag...but if the line counter isn't accuate...what's the point...totally disappointed
Pros: looks and drag system
Cons: linecounter
Best Uses: None Specified
Nice reel
Verified
Buyer
Painesville
About Me:
none
I have okuma convectors. I like the line counters on the cold water better. One of the reels I got the drag was a little sticky but seems to be getting better.
Pros: Line counter
Cons: Drag stuck first one used
Best Uses: Walleye
Okuma Reel Warranty
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Reviewer
Newberg, Oregon
About Me:
none

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

Pros: Great drag system, low profile to rod
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
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