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Okuma Aventa VT-1002 Centerpin Reel

Okuma Aventa Centerpin Float Reel

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$159.99

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.

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VT-1002
VT-1002
Diameter
4.5 in.
Width
0.72 in.
Reel Weight
8.23 oz.
Line Retrieve
13 in.
Bearings
2BB
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.)
8/275
Backing Capacity (lbs./yds.)
20/50
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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
4.5
(13 Reviews)
of customers would recommend this product.100%
Pros
Smooth Reeling (6)
Reliable (4)
Durable (4)
Easy Casting (4)
Very good fit and finish (3)
Cons
(2)
Best Uses
Float fishing (6)
River Fishing (3)

Customer Reviews
Ben
My fisrt centerpin   (from prior model)
Comments: I don't have much experience with pins but I've fished this reel for a few weeks now and I am in love. I was able to pick up the wallis cast my second time out. I know the general consensus is this is a starter reel, but I am satisfied so far. I'm sure at some point I'll upgrade. If your looking to get into pinning and don't want to spend a ton of money, this is a good set up.
Newark, NY
FLX Centerpin
Don't listen to the haters (from prior model)
Comments: I'm on here to try and overcome the "just go buy a kingpin" crowd. If you're buying this reel, you're either A) not made of money and have to get some bang for your buck or B) new to pinning, and you're not sure if its for you or C) BOTH! I was both when I started pinning a few seasons back, and I do not regret starting on the O Aventa. Not for one second. Yes, the start up is crap compared to an 800 dollar reel, yes it's a bit heavy, but I caught a zillion fish on it and learned the ropes of pinning with it. Can't say enough good about this reel as a starter
jayro
1st time pinner   (from prior model)
Pros: price, Smooth Reeling, Very good fit and finish
Cons: learning to use it
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: I love the extended float capability. Challenging to learn but fun
oregon
Ro Ro
Great centerpin!!  (from prior model)
Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Comments: A great centerpin for fishing small streams . Smooth bearings.
Hamburg,NY
Old Eagle
Good Choice   (from prior model)
Pros: Quality, Value
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: I have become interested in center pinning. I researched and chose the Okuma Aventa as my beginner's reel. I feel I made a very good choice. The machining is excellent and appears up to the task. Biggest fish so far about 15 #.. The reel spins smoothly and is above my newbie skill level, but also, in my pre -purchase research, I found out that very advanced upgrade bearings are available, inexpensive and easily, user- installable . Fish USA has the best prices and FAST delivery.
Central Texas
Rob
Great no hassle reel   (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Drag System
Cons:
Best Uses: Float fishing
Comments: Very smooth. Easy to handle. Not so expensive that you feel scared to use.
chuck
okuma avent vt-1002   (from prior model)
Pros: price, Reliable, Smooth Reeling, Very good fit and finish
Cons: haven't found one yet
Best Uses: drift fishing, Float fishing
Comments: after all my reserch on purchasing my first center pin reel, i determined that the okuma aventa vt-1002 was the best "bang for the buck" and fishusa.com was the lowest price. i have been using this reel at the local pond for carp in preperation for steelhead and it's a blast to use.
charlotte, n.c.
chasinsteel
Great Value   (from prior model)
Pros: Very good fit and finish, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: clicker keeps reel from freespooling when changing flies
Indiana
Perchin dog
Great starter reel for center pinning   (from prior model)
Pros: Reliable, Durable, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing
Comments: This is my first center pin equipment, its a great starter reel.
Eden NY
akabert
Great bang for your beginner buck (from prior model)
Pros: Smooth Reeling, Easy Casting, Durable, Reliable
Comments: 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.
Grand Rapids,MI
Steelie Hammer
Great Reel   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Line Doesn't Tangle, Reliable, Smooth Drag System, Easy Casting, Smooth Reeling
Best Uses: River Fishing, Float fishing, Fly Fishing
Comments: This is my first centerpin and have loved it so far. The casting takes some getting used to as with all centerpins, but its second nature after you learn it. The startup is good, very durable and spins for days.
Eastlake,OH
Justin
smooth casting,easy handling.   (from prior model)
Pros: Easy Casting
Best Uses: Floating
Comments: 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.
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Chris
Good reel at a good price   (from prior model)
Pros: Durable, Easy Casting
Cons: Twists Line
Best Uses: Float fishing, Jigging, Shore Casting
Comments: 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.
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