Okuma Aventa Centerpin Float Reel
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.
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
Got one of these last fall. It was my first pin reel and I love it. I upgraded to abec-7 bearings from Boca and that made a huge difference. I’ve caught a bunch of fish and had a bunch of fun with this reel. I’ll get newer, fancier more expensive reels as I go along, because that just happens, but when I went up to the Adirondacks last week, I took this and an 11’ Clarus and did really well with the browns and had a blast. And when I slipped b/c I just had rubber/carbide stud soles instead of felt (those rocks up there are hard, round and slippery!) and scratched the hell out of it, it still ran fine and I was pretty glad it wasn’t a more expensive reel.
Great bang for your beginner buck
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.
smooth casting,easy handling.
by Justin "Salmon Slaye -
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.
Great starter reel for center pinning
by Perchin dog -
This is my first center pin equipment, its a great starter reel.
Good reel at a good price
by Chris -
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.