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The Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Centerpin Reel is a great entry level centerpin 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 Centerpin Reel at 275 yards of 8 pound line with 50 yards of 20 pound backing.

Features of the Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Centerpin 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
Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Centerpin Reel
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Review Summary
(11 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (3)
Smooth Reeling (6)
Durable (4)
Reliable (4)
Easy Casting (4)
Very good fit and finish (3)
Best Uses
Float fishing (6)
River Fishing (3)

Customer Reviews
 1st time pinner
Pros: price, Smooth Reeling, Very good fit and finish
Cons: learning to use it
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: I love the extended float capability. Challenging to learn but fun
Ro Ro
 Great centerpin!!
Comments: A great centerpin for fishing small streams . Smooth bearings.
Old Eagle
Central Texas
 Good Choice
Pros: Quality, Value
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: 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.
 Great no hassle reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: Very smooth. Easy to handle. Not so expensive that you feel scared to use.
charlotte, n.c.
 okuma avent vt-1002
Pros: price, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Very good fit and finish
Cons: haven't found one yet
Best Uses: drift fishing, Float fishing
Comments: 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 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.
 Great Value
Pros: Very good fit and finish, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: clicker keeps reel from freespooling when changing flies
Perchin dog
Eden NY
 Great starter reel for center pinning
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: This is my first center pin equipment, its a great starter reel.
Grand Rapids,MI
Great bang for your beginner buck
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable, Reliable
Comments: 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.
Steelie Hammer
 Great Reel
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing, Fly Fishing
Comments: 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.
Northwest Indiana
Professional Angler
 smooth casting,easy handling.
Pros: Easy Casting
Best Uses: Floating
Comments: 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.
 Good reel at a good price
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting
Cons: Twists Line
Best Uses: Float fishing, Jigging, Shore Casting
Comments: 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.
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