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Description

The Okuma Magda Pro DX Line Counter Reels are the benchmark for line counters. These reels are ideal for trolling the Great Lakes or any light saltwater fishing when putting your line where the fish are is critical.

The Okuma Magda Pro DX Line Counter Reel frames are made of lightweight, corrosion resistant graphite. These reels are fitted with precision cut brass gears for extra strength and long life durability. The stainless steel level wind feature distributes the line evenly for a flat line lay, reducing twists and tangles, and the oversized drag provides consistent smoothness and strength.

All Okuma Magda Pro DX Line Counter Reels have the following features:

  • Line counter measuring line in feet
  • Machine cut brass and stainless gears
  • Oversized multi-disc drag
  • Oversized star drag for quick adjustments
  • One-piece, corrosion resistant graphite frame
  • Flush fitting graphite reel clamp
  • Selectable line clicker
Specifications
Okuma Magda Pro DX Line Counter Reel
Specifications
ModelGear RatioBall BearingsMono Capacity
(lb./yd.)
Weight
(oz.)
Max Drag
(lb.)
MA-15DX5.1:1210/330
12/290
14/240
13.215
MA-20DX5.1:1214/290
18/230
20/210
13.815
MA-20DLX (LH)5.1:1214/290
18/230
20/210
13.815
MA-30DX4.0:1215/510
20/420
25/310
17.317
MA-30DLX (LH)4.0:1215/510
20/420
25/310
17.317
MA-45DX4.0:1220/580
25/430
30/330
18.618
Reviews
Review Summary
4.4
(70 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.91%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (42), Casual/ Recreational (6), Professional (3), Casual Fisher (2)
Pros
Smooth Drag System (47)
Smooth Reeling (44)
Durable (32)
Reliable (31)
Line Doesn't Tangle (21)
Cons
none so far (5)
Poor Construction (3)
non yet (2)
Best Uses
Trolling (57)
River Fishing (7)
Ocean Fishing (6)
Jigging (5)
wire dipsey (2)

Customer Reviews
jakebird
western NY
 Great reel for the Price
Pros: Smooth Drag System, lightweight
Cons: non yet
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: used this reel a few times trolling lake ontario, very pleased for the price. I have had good luck with all the Okuma reels I own.
wissel601
Medina, Ohio
 Great Reel
Pros: smooth, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Precision feel, Good price value
Best Uses: wire dipsey, Trolling, lake erie walleye
Comments: I use these reels on my friends boat between the 2 of them the have 10 of these reels, seems to be a great reel so I bought myself one now I need to order 3 more for myself.
Chow
Upstate NY
 Bought the 30 size for 5 colors of lead core
Comments: Haven't given the reel a ton of use so far but it's working well. No major issues, which is pretty good for a reel at this price.
 Bang for your buck
Pros: Good price value, Smooth Drag System
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Great bang for your buck. Have a few of these reels in different sizes. Bought them all from FishUSA. Time and time again I am extremely satisfied with there customer service and shipping. Great reel and great store.
Barto
Hooper Utah
 Okuma Magda Pro DX15
Comments: Okuma needs to find an easy fix for the counter not working all the time. maybe a stiffer return spring for the reset button .
lund1700
Brookfield, WI
 Okuma Magda Pro DX - Good reel for the money
Comments: I have 8 Okuma Magda Pro DX linecounter reels and after landing hundreds of salmon up to 25 pounds, the reels have never malfunctioned. Fish USA is great to work with also.
 Okuma Magda Pro DX Linecounter
Pros: reasonable price
Cons: non yet
Comments: This reel has a great drag system and smooth retrieve It still remains to be seen if it will hold up.
River Rat
Elk Grove, Ca
Great reel. Low price.
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth clicker too, Low price, Nice handle, Precision feel
Comments: Top quality at a low price. Smooth drag. Accurate line counter. Nice loud clicker. Handles 20 plus pound salmon with ease.
spikeover
Avid Angler
Very good reel for the price.
Pros: Good price value
Best Uses: Salmon trolling on Lake Michigan.
Comments: Smooth drags and repeatable line counters.
Ben
northern,N.J.
 super smooth
Pros: smooth, Good price value
Cons: none so far, none so far
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Use this with my 9 year old boy and have yet to have any trouble!! My son thinks it is a good luck charm..... we catch NICE fish every time we go!!!!! This good luck charm was a great value and ordered 3 more.
tuna
warsaw ny
 great reel for the price
Pros: good reel value for your dollar, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: copper, core, wire dipsey
Comments: use this reel for salmon fishing lake ontario,has taken some heavy samon abuse and held up just fine.
Renee
Vegas
 GREAT VALUE
Pros: good reel value for your dollar
Best Uses: trolling
Comments: Fine reel for the money you cant get better for this price point
Renee
Las vegas
Casual/Recreational Angler
 Good value Reel
Pros: Good price value
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Trolling reels I was buying went up not worth the money. looking for replacement saw these better buy overall construction much more for your dollar!!
Lund1700
Wisconsin
 Great real for leadcore
Pros: Good price value, Durability
Best Uses: Great Lakes Salmon fishing
Comments: Purchased the Okuma Magda Pro DX 45 linecounter real. Well built and smooth level winding real. Takes a full core with plenty of backing. This will be used for planner boards.
chuck
virginia
Advanced Angler
 nice reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth clicker too, Smooth Reeling, Good price value
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: was looking for a good reel at a fair price for fishing for stripers. i couldnt be more pleased with this reel. its smooth function, line counter, good drag,and all around performance is great !!! i will be buying more of them.
fishuntrapper
NT, NEW YORK
 i have had one of these for 4 years
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: i have had one of these for 4 years decided i could not live without another so i bought this one used only for trolling works great all the time.
Walleye Jim
Elma, NY
 Great deal!
Comments: fair price for what you get.
RETIREDTOFISH
Grand Rapids,Mich
 Okuma Magda pro DX , excellent reel
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Durability
Cons: none so far
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: It's easy to set up. Holds all the line you'll ever need for walleye's. We have used it only three times on Saginaw Bay, so far so good. It's been everything we hoped for.
catfish
Pilot Mtn NC
 These are great reels for the price
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I troll with 4 at a time down in North Carolina and so far every thing has worked great--just set the clicker and wait for it to go off
Crosseyed
PA
 Good Reel At A Good Price
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Works Good for long line trolling & inline planner boards for walleye.Tried one last year worked good got a 2nd one this year
flytier2
Santa Barbara, CA
Professional Angler
 nice reel !
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: caught a five pound rainbow trout first time out trolling leadcore with a gold kastmaster.the reel worked well once I figured out the drag setup
Walleye Rookie
Mineral Wells WV
 Great Product
Pros: As always GREAT SERVICE
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Appears to be a very nice product just have not been fishing to try it out.
SNOOPS DADDY GUIDE S
LAKE TILLERY, NORTH CAROLINA
Professional Angler
MAGDA..GREAT REEL FOR THE MONEY......
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: SIXTH YEAR WITH THESE SEVEN REELS, NO PROBLEM WITH THEM AT ALL, JIGGING,TROLLING OR WITH MY DOWNRIGGERS THEY HAVENT FAILED ME, OR MY CLIENTS.
flyer
Lititz,Pa.
 GREAT PRICE GOOD REEL!!
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Used this reel on a guides boat. very smooth, reliable.. great price too.
Bono
N>E> PA
lots of reel for the price
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling
Comments: used for drift fishing for browns in PA worked great line counter worked great to no problems and for the price will be getting more
Rumtime
Houghton, MI
 Great trolling reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Used a lot of diferent reels for trolling, swiching to all Okuma reels. Great reel for the price
Tony T
Watkins Glen, NY
 I now own 7 of these!
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I've used these reels for over 5years and they have never failed me!
tomp
Alder, Montana
 Nice reels
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Cons: No problems
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Use these reels trolling for trout in a reservoir with cow bells. They work very well. Great value.
Mopargoof
Canton Ohio
 fish on
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Add another one to the list
Tidewater21
marion,nc
 Good reels
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I have used these reels trolling walker deeper divers and have not had any problems. I have also used these with downlines for stripers with no problems. Handles braid as well as mono.
Rabbit
Gary Bunney
 Good reel but not good for backlashes
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Cons: Backlash line goes inside
Best Uses: Jigging, Ocean Fishing, Trolling
Comments: I really enjoy this reel so much that I ordered a second reel but finally had the backlash problems and in two cases my 17# test line got inside the reel that is enclosed on the right hand side and I had to spend a lot of time to get it out. I think there is too much clearance space that allows the line to get twisted inside the reel.
Ravid Rabbit
Sacramento, CA
 Great for Sacramento Delta Trolling
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Durable, Good price value, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Jigging, Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: Easy and Smooth to Operate. Used it to troll for Sac River Stripers. Thought it was the Best buy on a Line Counting Reel that would last several years. It had great reviews.
lighting rod
tyler,texas
 Line counter is not accurate.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: When letting out line the footage count on the counter depended on how much line was stored on the reel. The counter worked on the revulation of the reel(less line on reel more revulation, higher footage count, more line on reel less revulation lower footage). Noway of knowing accurately how many feet of line you were letting out.
DT
NH
 Great reels, great price
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: excellent reels at a bargain price.
MB
Northern Colorado
 Okuma Magda Pro DX
Pros: Good price value, Reliable, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I have two Okuma Magda Pro Ma 15DX reels. I use these reels primarily when trolling crank baits and when using planner boards. I have the reels spooled up with 10lb. test mono. Primarily I'm fishing for Walleye. So far the drag has worked well and the reel is nice and smooth. Quality of the reels look as good to me as the Diawa, if not better. The line counter seems accurate. So far I have no complaints. For the money I would recommend the Okuma Magda pro.
traveler9922
Salinas, CA
 Line Counter Left hand retrieve
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Cons: Difficult To Cast
Best Uses: Trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: There are less left handed retrieve reels on the market today.
Western Basin trolli
Columbus, Ohio
 Great Value
Pros: Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I bought the 20 and it holds more than enough 30lb braided line for trolling. Great for lake Erie trolling.
Dogfather
Salinas
 My new favorite reel
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth clicker too, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling, Good kokanee reel
Comments: I bought the smallest version of this series reel after reading the reviews here. I probably never would have bought this brand of reel before but am very happy I did. I was impressed right of the bat. Maybe I am strange but I love the clicker. Much less annoying and also drag is smoother than my other reels made by a more famous manufacturer in the same price range. There may be better reels out there, but you would have to pay a lot more money. If you take kids or less experienced fishermen, better to have one of these than a high priced one that decided to head for the bottom of the lake
Hammer Handle
Cleveland, OH
 Great reel for the price
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This is my second reel. Line counters are essential for great fishing on Lake Erie for walleye
Max
Denver
 Okuma Magda Pro
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Have not used it yet but the quality of the reel can be noticed instantly. Drag seems good and for the price, this trolling reel cannot be beat. Fish USA also had the best price!
fishing fool
north jersey
 Not bad for the Price. fresh h2o only
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: took 2 of these cod fishing Both Broke Not a cold weather reel
MY TURN
ERIE PA.
 Cant be beat
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Durable, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I have 5 of these reels that are five years old and use them almost every weekend in summer and never had a problem .Iwould recomend them to any one for price they cant be beat.
Windmeel
Ione, CA
Great Reel
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Best reel I've owned. I use it for my side planer boards and let my step daughter use this one so she knows exactly when she should start seeing her fish at the back of the boat. I've boated lots of pounds easily with this new reel and will be buying 2 more shortly.
barimato
uk
 I would buy this product again
Pros: Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Ocean Fishing
Comments: Both reel are professionally spooled
HISTOTECH
CT
 WORKS WELL
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: WORKS FINE FOR DOWNRIGGER FISHING,RELIABLE NO PROBLEMS. GOOD PRICE
gotfish
Michigan
 Okuma Magda Pro DX Linecounter Reels
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Best value in a line counter reel out there. I own 12 of these reels.
gotfish
Michigan
 Okuma Magda Pro DX Linecounter Reel
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I own several of these in different sizes. Awesome reels for the money. Best value in a trolling reel out there.
Big Bob
Salem, OR
 Best budget priced reel out there!
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling, Jigging, River Fishing
Comments: This reel works as well as my $250 penn. Great reel to combo up with an ultralight pole for downrigger trolling.
CW
Salt Lake City, UT
 I'll buy this reel again.
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Great Value
Bnoody
Garden City, NY
 Surprising value
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I had low expectations since this reel is very inexpensive. I was pleasantly surprised however, it is very smooth and the line counter works as well as my more expensive reels. The reel performs as well as others that are more than twice as expensive.
OLD MAN ON THE CREEK
FT. SMITH AR
 GETS THE JOB DONE
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable
Best Uses: Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: USED THESE REELS DRIFT FISHING IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER. GREAT TO BE ABLE TO GET YOUR BAIT TO THE EXACT DEPTH YOU WANT.
fish123
brooklyn
 i would buy tihs product againe
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling, Jigging, Ocean Fishing
Comments: good stuff
bownutt
Eau Claire, WI
 perfect walleye reel
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling, River Fishing
Comments: used for walleye fishing - perfect for 10 lb test line - line counter is excellent for fast reference
Mikewalleye
Twin Falls,Id.
 Excellant reel for the cost.
Pros: Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This is one of the best line counters I have found. Small and easy to use. Perfect for small lake walleye fishing.
Getitwet
Sebastopol, CA
 Good bang for the buck....
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This is an excellent reel to use with a downrigger. Have had no problems. Line counter is very close to being accurate.
roger voorhees
newfane,ny
OKUMA REELS
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: work great for trolling salmon and trout on lake ontario. i go out 5 times a week and abuse the hell out of these reels without a hick up yet. for the money, cant beat em
d.block
vermont
 great reel
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This reel is a reel for beginners all the way up to the pros. It contains the same things the expensive ones do.great reel.
Mike
Pa
 Good lefty line counter for the price
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Good reel for trolling
Ski
Watkins Glen, NY
 Perform perfectly
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I have 7 of these reels. Used for Down riggers, flat lining , and dipsy divers.
asr1
new york
 just excellent
Comments: just excellent
Duane
NY
 Good Reel
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Really good reel at a very good price. Great for getting together your first trolling combo.
Catch'em
Boardman, Ohio
Trolling theGreat lakes
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Line Doesn't Tangle
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I own/used six of the MA 20DX and two MA 30DX over the past two years and the Depth counter on two of reels has gone south and needed replaced, at my expense
Steve
Hampden, Maine
Professional Angler
 I wold by this product again.
Pros: Reliable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I'm a Registerd Maine Guide in central Maine. I have clients in all ages, sizes, and abilities. I.ve used this make and model reel for a couple of season when trolling for Landlocked Salmon. The reel preformes very well, stands up to abuse and is easy to operate for the novice as well as the seasoned fisherman (or fisherwoman).
Bearbutt007
Cheyenne, Wyoming
 Trolling for deep water Walleye
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I use the reel on a medium weight 7ft. rod,trolling with a two oz. bottom bouncer,with a night crawler &spinner rig. It seems too do quite well for pulling in the Big Walleye from 30 plus feet of water.
cottonmouth
mi
 Dx Linecounters
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: River Fishing, Trolling
Comments: over all good product, I mainly use for trolling and pluggin
Captain Milford Duan
Carney, MI (Upper Peninsula, Green Bay)
 Okuma Magda DX reels
Pros: Dependable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Drag only average
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: Best reel on the market for the price. You can pay a lot more and get a little better reel. But these work great, although the drag's sweet spot is somewhat sensitive. I'm a perfectionist so I'm being picky but as honest as I can. I own 12 of these reels and recommend them to anyone.
tony
canada
 works GREAT
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle
Best Uses: River Fishing, Jigging, Trolling
Comments: great for walleye
pikeman
Iron Mountain, MI
 great real low price
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: I use this reel for trolling for walleyes and salmon on Little Bay de Noc. Been using them for 4 years now and they still work great. You don't need to spend 100 bucks on a reel for it to work as good as these do.
BP Swing
Hilton, NY
 Great left handed line counter
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: Trolling
Comments: This reel is a deal. One of only a few left handers available for a line counter. Okuma is solid from my experience.
el_gallo_azul
Darwin, Australia
Feature rich but quality poor
Cons: Poor Construction
Best Uses: Trolling, Ocean Fishing
Comments: The reel seemed OK, and functioned nicely while it was working. However the level wind mechanism wore out after about half a dozen uses, and now Okuma won't repair it.
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