Abu Garcia Altum DLC Digital Line Counter Conventional Reel
The Abu Garcia Altum DLC Digital Line Counter Conventional Reel makes precision line management easier and simpler. The Altum's line counter is back lit for best visibility and can be adjusted depending on the line type you're using. By cranking the handle 1/3 of a counter-clockwise rotation you will gain a 50% decrease in drag pressure, this will benefit to those fishing with downriggers.
- Lighted digital line counter provides greater accuracy with line diameter adjustability
- 2 stainless steel ball bearings provides smooth operation
- Graphite frame and side plates
- Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- Syncro drag allows drag pressure to be quickly reduced without changing the drag setting
- Machined aluminum spool provides strength without adding excess weight
- Extended throw paddle handle for increased power
- Duragear brass gear for extended gear life
Ratings & Reviews
I initially liked these reels, but after only about 10 days of use I noticed the line counter portion of the reel was broken. When I disassembled the reel to install a new line counter I discovered the curved Belleville style washers in the handle were broken. I then took apart a 2nd Altum I own, and those washers were also broken. The concept of this reel is good, but disappointed in how both reels I purchased held up.