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The Okuma Sheffield S-1002 Center Pin Reel is sure to raise the bar for a quality center pin reel at an affordable price. Okuma once again has hit a home run with the Sheffield series center pin reel. This reel

Features of the Okuma Sheffield S-1002 Center Pin Reel include:

  • Precision CNC machine-cut aluminum one-piece frame and spool
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • Two German precision HPB stainless steel ball bearings
  • Ported spool with exposed rim for easy control
  • On-off ratchet
  • Twin removable wooden handles
  • Capacity: 275 yards of 8 pound line with 50 yards of 20 pound backing
  • 4.5" spool diameter
Review Summary
4.6
( 22 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
95%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (15), Professional (3)
Pros
Reliable (17)
Smooth Reeling (16)
Durable (15)
Easy Casting (12)
Line Doesn't Tangle (7)
Cons
Better with a solid back (2)
Poor clicker gear (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (15)
Float fishing (5)

Overall a good reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
mid michigan

About Me:
I have had this reel for about a year now and like it. This is the first C.P reel I have used and have not noticed any major issues. After seeing some of the Ravens I wish I would have saved up some more money, but I'm not to beat up about it. I have probably landed ~10 fish this year on the reel and can honestly say it is a lot more fun then a spinning reel. Good beginner reel that gets the job done.

Pros: Price- Good, Smooth Reeling

Cons:

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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OK for the money, but can be better
Reviewed:



About Me:
none

Very smooth most of the time, but the open face design easily trap dirt/sand between the frame and drum.  I would try the Raven after I saved enough money.  It gets stiff and won't spin freely from time to time, but loosen up the center screw helped a bit.  I would prefer the clicker be stiffer to hold the line stronger for traveling.  Overall very good product but I would spent a little more for the Raven.  However, I never use the Raven before, so I can't really say if the Raven is really better. 


Pros: Great Bearings

Cons: Better with a solid back, Poor clicker gear

Best Uses: Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Underhill, VT

About Me:
Avid Fisher
My first center pin reel and I couldn't be happier. The reel is very well made, with a super smooth bearing that lets it spool out line effortlesly. Great reel for the money.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Awesome reel..A lot of fun to use.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Steelhead and sockeye salmon fishing on the Stamp River, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. Salmon Fishing Capital of the World!

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
PA

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Smooth reel, great for the price

Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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smoooooooooth
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
connecticut

About Me:
Avid Fisher
For the money the quality and reliability of this reel is hard to beat I'm glad I didn't have to spend big bucks for the same quality

Pros: Ultr light and sooth

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Good Buy
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Manitowoc, WI

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great price

Pros: Easy Casting, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing



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Tremendous bargain and great performer
Reviewed:


Arkansas

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Like other folks who have posted about this reel a lot of research went into the purchase of this reel before I bought it. I have not been disappointed at all! I now own multiple float fishing reels (some costing 3x - 4x more) and use the Sheffield as much (if not more) than the other reels. It is excellent and is a great reel for float fishers of any level proficiency.

Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Okuma
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
British Columbia Canada

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great for salmon and steelhead on any west coast river

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable

Cons: Tangles Line

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Upgrade from Aventa
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Western NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
My first centerpin was an Okuma Aventa, which I used heavily for the last 4-5 years. My one complaint was that the bearings got a little stiff below ~25 degrees. This reel seems to spin more freely to begin with and I've used it twice now below 20 degress with no issues. Seems like a decent product for the price (even if these reels are all too expensive).

Pros: Better in cold weather, Smooth Reeling

Cons: none

Best Uses: Float fishing, River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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nice reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Toronto

About Me:
Casual/ Recreational
It is very well made and totally reliable. Absolutely fabulous reel. This is a great reel for any beginner, novice or expert and comes highly recommended. it puts itself in the middle of pack of not being too heavy nor on the lighter side of the fence. In terms of performance, what can I say, it's a work horse.

Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Reel for Steelhead Fishing.
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Can't Beat the price. Sure there are better reels but alot more money !

Pros: Price- Good, Durable, Reliable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent Value
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Rochester, NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Priced as an entry-level reel, the Okuma Sheffield performs well beyond it's price point. My third day out with this reel saw it handle a 15+lb steelhead without problems. It's been out in 18degF temps, mist & rain, sun, snow and performed flawlessly. Nearly effortless startup, solid clicker for transport, and a huge appetite for backing and mainline. A++ reel!

Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable, Easy Casting

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Excellent Value in a Center Pin Reel
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Northern California

About Me:
Avid Fisher
I did a lot of center pin research before deciding on the Sheffield. After many phone calls, and checking various Forums, I concluded the Okuma was the best value for the money. I have not been disappointed. It has good bearings and works well for Wallis casting. The quality is far better than the price would indicate. Start up is good and it is smooth with a solid action when casting or reeling. If you would like to get into center pinning at a reasonable price, try a Sheffield. It has been a pleasure for me to own and use.

Pros: Well made, Reliable, Great Bearings, Smooth Reeling

Cons: Better with a solid back

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great reel! a must have!
Reviewed:


michigan city, indiana

About Me:
Professional
i highly recommend this reel, good for the money, looks great, and best performance.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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a must have!!!
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
michigan city,in

About Me:
Professional
good for the money,looks great,excellent performance and a must have!an investment you won't regret and you will thank me!

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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cant go wrong for the price
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
rochester n.y

About Me:
Avid Fisher
if you are just learning how to fish a pin or you just want a great centerpin reel at a great price this is the one to buy. This reel has an effortless start up an is easy to maintain. the only downfall to this reel is that the clicker is very weak and will not keep a tight line while you have your hook in the keeper or in a guide while idle.The best thing you can do to resolve this is to keep the reel case on it while not in use,this will keep tension on the line

Pros: Great start up, Durable, Reliable

Cons: Poor clicker gear

Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Awesome Quality For the Price
Reviewed:


Reading, Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
For the price it doesn't get much better. My first Pin Reel and, other that buying new toys, will probably be a favorite for many years. Smooth easy startup and solidly built. Great for a beginner or long timer.

Pros: Reliable, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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outstanding reel for a hell of a price!
Reviewed:


Western New York

About Me:
Professional
I use my reel for small inland trout and monster salmon and seelhead and have never had a problem never!!I use it in derbies and it never lets me down. Verry smooth and fast line recovery all in all OUTSTANDING !!! I will own several more!

Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, The best for the money

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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great investment
Reviewed:


Buffalo NY

About Me:
Avid Fisher
First center pin reel i bought its a great deal for the the type of quality u get for the dollar really able to wrench down on them big steelhead up here in western new york

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Shore Casting

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Pin!
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Washington State

About Me:
Casual Fisher
Usually center pin reels of this quality run for [$] more than what the Sheffield cost.

Pros: Reliable, Easy start up, Smooth Reeling, Durable

Cons: none

Best Uses: River Fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Sheffield is a good buy
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Pittsburgh, Pa

About Me:
Avid Fisher
Good real for the money. Center Pins are an expensive investment. The Sheffield offers a reliable reel for a fraction of the cost. I purchased it as my first Pin and I am very satisfied. I have landed everything from 10" stocked trout to 30lb salmon on it. It is holding up well against the abuse I put it through.

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

Cons: none

Best Uses: Float fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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