Okuma Sheffield S-1002 Centerpin Reel
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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 4 1/2 inch spool diameter, is made from CNC machine-cut aluminum and has a one-piece frame and spool.
- 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
Ratings & Reviews
by R2D2 -
This was my first centerpin reel. Of course the short learning curve took a little but but after a trip I was confident with it. Been using it now for a month and have been nothing but impressed. Extremely smooth and a pleasure to use. Would highly recommend this reel
I started centerpin fishing 3 years ago with a cheap China special reel that i picked up on ebay for about 60 dollars. The reel worked well for about 1 season while learning to centerpin until it started rusting and would no longer free spool. I purchased this reel 2 seasons ago for steelhead, and river smallmouth bass fishing. Spooled with 20lb backer line and blood run hi-vis yellow floating monofilament, this reel is a dream to use. The start up inertia is incredibly low, the reel with turn with one BB lead split shot on the end of the line. After 2 seasons of use, and numerous catches on this reel, it hasn't failed me once.
OK for the money, but can be better
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.
Upgrade from Aventa
by JDTS -
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).
a must have!!!
by fish whisperer
good for the money,looks great,excellent performance and a must have!an investment you won't regret and you will thank me!