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I am in need of replacing my full core reels. I have been running a couple of old Okuma Classics 52 for the last few years but they have wore out. I replaced them this year with Daiwa ADP57LCB which have proven to be absolute junk. I thought they would be great with 6:1 ratio, but you can not even get the line in on them. I have been a long time user of Daiwa reels as I own more than 20 of them, mostly SG47GL,s and some of the old GL models they don't make anymore. Please reply with what you use and are happy with.
I own a bunch of the Tekota 800's. The Tekotas are a dependable workhorse, but they are slow. I also have several Okuma Convectors and Clarions that have been good. I haven't purchased any of the Okuma Clarion 553LS reels yet but would take a serious look at them because of the 6.2:1 take up factor. The Okuma 55 reels ave a good feel and great line capacity. They will hold up to 450' of 45# copper when paired with a braided backing. You may spend a little more for the 55 size but you will come out ahead because you can use 30# mono for backing.
I personally prefer my penn 330 gt2 works just fantastic and is heavy duty not going to break the bank sort of expensive but not 400 dollars a tell also use it for copper
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