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The Okuma Sheffield S-1002 Centerpin Reel is sure to raise the bar for a quality centerpin reel at an affordable price. Okuma once again has hit a home run with the Sheffield series centerpin reel. This reel has a 412 inch spool diameter, is made from CNC machine-cut aluminum and has a one-piece frame and spool.

Features of the Okuma Sheffield S-1002 Centerpin 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 eight pound line with 50 yards of 20 pound backing
  • 412 inch spool diameter
Review Summary
(22 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.95%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (15), Professional (3)
Reliable (17)
Smooth Reeling (16)
Durable (15)
Easy Casting (12)
Line Doesn't Tangle (7)
Better with a solid back (2)
Poor clicker gear (2)
Best Uses
River Fishing (15)
Float fishing (5)

Customer Reviews
mid michigan
Overall a good reel
Pros: Price- Good, Smooth Reeling
Comments: 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.
OK for the money, but can be better
Pros: Great Bearings
Cons: Better with a solid back, Poor clicker gear
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: 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.
Underhill, VT
 Great reel
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System, Durable, Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
 Awesome reel..A lot of fun to use.
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Steelhead and sockeye salmon fishing on the Stamp River, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. Salmon Fishing Capital of the World!
 Nice reel
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable
Comments: Smooth reel, great for the price
Pros: Ultr light and sooth
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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
Manitowoc, WI
 Good Buy
Pros: Easy Casting, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Great price
Arkie float fisher
Tremendous bargain and great performer
Pros: Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing
Comments: 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.
British Columbia Canada
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting, Durable
Cons: Tangles Line
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Great for salmon and steelhead on any west coast river
Western NY
 Upgrade from Aventa
Pros: Better in cold weather, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: Float fishing, River Fishing
Comments: 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).
 nice reel
Pros: Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Comments: 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.
 Great Reel for Steelhead Fishing.
Pros: Price- Good, Durable, Reliable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Can't Beat the price. Sure there are better reels but alot more money !
Rochester, NY
Excellent Value
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Durable, Easy Casting
Comments: 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!
River Rat
Northern California
 Excellent Value in a Center Pin Reel
Pros: Well made, Reliable, Great Bearings, Smooth Reeling
Cons: Better with a solid back
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
michigan city, indiana
Professional Angler
great reel! a must have!
Pros: Easy Casting, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Smooth Drag System
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: i highly recommend this reel, good for the money, looks great, and best performance.
fish whisperer
michigan city,in
Professional Angler
a must have!!!
Pros: Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable, Smooth Reeling, Reliable, Easy Casting
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: good for the money,looks great,excellent performance and a must have!an investment you won't regret and you will thank me!
rochester n.y
cant go wrong for the price
Pros: Great start up, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Poor clicker gear
Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing
Comments: 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
Captain Awesome
Reading, Pa
Awesome Quality For the Price
Pros: Reliable, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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.
Western New York
Professional Angler
outstanding reel for a hell of a price!
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Easy Casting, Smooth Drag System, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, The best for the money
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: 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!
Steelie 182
Buffalo NY
great investment
Pros: Smooth Drag System, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Durable
Best Uses: Shore Casting
Comments: 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
Washington State
 Great Pin!
Pros: Reliable, Easy start up, Smooth Reeling, Durable
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: Usually center pin reels of this quality run for [$] more than what the Sheffield cost.
Pittsburgh, Pa
 Sheffield is a good buy
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: 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.
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