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Old 05-09-2012, 11:26 PM
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Just picked one up and it seems very nice. Good build quality and a huge range of adjustment on the drag. Any experiences with this model?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:34 PM
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Yep...I have had mine for several years. The 8/9 landed many silvers in Ak and the 5/6 has landed many steelies on the Trinity. They are great reels for the money. Mine are all backups now to better (pricier) reels, but I still enjoy fishing them and make a point of it several times a year. I don't know if they are really bulletproof, but they have never failed me...-Mike
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Yes, for the price & a die cast reel they're excellent. I own several. Depending on which size you have & what you'll be using it for, there are higher quality reels on the market, and some may have better drags but of course you'll pay more for most of them. In a small size reel, it's debatable whether the drag is that important. It's nice to have for those times when you might hook into a larger fish, but for most fishing, it's not usually a necessity. As long as you don't abuse it, it should serve you very well.
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Default Re: okuma sierra?

I have a 4/5 Sierra, and keep a Mastery Trout 4wt line on it. Mine has held up well for nearly 10 years, and the price is good. I went with Okuma SLV reels not long after buying the Sierra, and like the SLV more: lighter, large arbor, drag knob/adjustment better.
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Default Re: okuma sierra?

This was my first "serious" trout reel when I began fly fishing. Solid piece of equipment that performs very well even if you were to take price out of the equation. The drag was what impressed me the most about that reel when I bought it. As I fished with it, I quickly realized that I made a great choice. Though I don't fish with it these days I do have line on it and it sees a decent amount for casting practice.
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Default Re: okuma sierra?

I've had a 4/5 for several years as well. The only negative thing I can say is that the finish chips easily, which doesn't diminish it's performance in any way. I'll buy another in a heartbeat.
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I have a 5/6 and a 7/8. The 5/6 was my main reel for 3 seasons. I've used both pretty well and haven't noticed any chips coming off. They both still look pretty good. I'm always on the look-out for a good deal on one. They have both landed some pretty nice fish with absolutely no problems. For the price, I don't think you can go wrong! The 7/8 is actually a bit smaller than the 5/6, but with a wider spool. I've had 4wt up to 8wt on the 7/8 and it handled well. I don't use the drag much on the 5/6 but have used it a lot with the 7/8. An excellent system for the price. Pick one up if you get the chance!
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Default Re: okuma sierra?

Of all the reels I own or owned, the Sierra series has served me well. From gills to salmon. For the price, you can't go wrong. Now I've ventured into the Orivs Encounter II series reels. Drag is also very good. Price is right.
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Default Re: okuma sierra?

Ditto - have one - decent reel for the money

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Default Re: okuma sierra?

I have one and it's a sturdy, dependable reel for the money. I generally agree with the positive comments above, but there are a few negatives you should be aware of:

1. No click reeling in, only outgoing.

2. Drag system is similar to the Sci Anglers System 2L. Brake disc and caliper pad are exposed, so you have to be careful to keep them free from grease and grit. The small pad might wear out over time, but that hasn't become a problem for me yet.

3. Okuma reel feet are stout and don't fit all reel seats.
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