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Old 05-31-2013, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: Saltwater reel

Don't use the Okuma SLV in saltwater. I have a couple that I like very much but despite careful cleaning after each use the finish started blistering. I now only use them for salmon fishing. Any good anodized reel will work. I have many different reels and all (for the SLV) work fine in saltwater. Look on a big auction site for any of the following:

STH (anodized, not the crinkle coated ones)
Reddington Breakwater
Tioga
Lamson Guru, Velocity, Radius
Orvis Hydros
Fin Nor FR/CR (some were labeled for Cabelas)

THere are tons of other choices.

Quinn
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