: New Diawa Accudepth??
02-27-2007, 01:42 PM
I went into Gander Mountain in Novi today and a line counter combo set up caught my eye. It was a silver reel on a diawa rod. I thought it was a Guide Series set up but when I looked over the reel it was a Accudepth. The only thing is it looked about in between a Accudepth and a SeaLine reel. Machined aluminum spool and felt great. I looked at Diawas web site and it is not there. Does anyone else have any information on this reel? It look and felt just like my SeaLines.
02-27-2007, 01:55 PM
They redesigned the accudepths, Cabelas has them in there new catalog and website. Should be a decent real if they improved the last ones. I was wondering what the feel was going to be like I haven't seen them in person yet. For 50 bucks what the heck, couple of spares or for your main reels if your on a budget. They still have bushings though.
02-27-2007, 06:13 PM
Checked them out while at Cabelas last week. Look great feel great but the clicker feels and sounds like it should be on a shark fishing reel.
02-28-2007, 07:48 AM
Are they louder than the LCA's? I was playing with both models last night, comparing the old Accu's and the LCA, the LCA does sound like a shark reel in comparison to the little accudepth clicker.
02-28-2007, 09:25 AM
nothing wrong with a loud clicker in my book
or at my age...
02-28-2007, 09:36 AM
i agree with perch jerker...loud clicker is good...over time it will loosen up...however its the guts of these reels you need to be worried about the drags and gears mainly...I think i would steer clear of the acudepths....the SGs are about the only line counter i would buy from daiwa and i am not partial to them much either...personally i think okuma's new stuff is puttin a hurting on daiwa...
02-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Trolling on windy days with your outboard . Loud is better! Do the new Accudepth have bearings or bushings?
02-28-2007, 09:49 AM
Ohh yea loud is way better, they still have bushings, go to cabelas site or open your 2007 catalog they compare all the trolling reels on one page you can see the differences between all brands and models in print.
I have had some Accudepths for 4 years now and still have yet to have one fail on me, I know they did have some problems but I haven't seen them, for 50 bucks, for a new troller who wants to get all geared up IMO they are worth it. I have been replacing them with the SG's as extra cash comes available but still run them, the only complaint I have is the drags loosen up while fighting fish but never had em lock up or anything.
02-28-2007, 10:10 AM
I here all this negative hype about bushings in the Accudepths. Has anyone had a problem with bushings? Someone posted a quick fix for that loose drag problem just scroll down a few weeks and you,ll find it. Its so simple!
02-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Okuma must have come a long way. I had 8 of their Convector 15s and send them all back -- line behind spool, wouldn't release etc. I have 6 old Diawa 47s (the cheapies sold years ago at WalMart) that have pulled a lot of big dipsies with no problems. 17s replaced the Okumas and have been very solid? I did have some Okuma spinning reels I really liked.
I don't think the Diawa SGs are top of the pile but they're a pretty solid reel. I just have a hard time thinking Okuma is hurting Diawa? But anything can happen.
rod bender bob
I havn't seen the schematic's yet for the new model - I was told there is one more bearing in the new model AD. I'm not certain if the spool is bearing or bushing, are you certain KGone?
Like you, I have several AD's, and like you, I'm replacing with SG a reel or two a year, and I have only minor issues with the AD's.
The proto AD 57 I used last year had a much improved free spooling, and I assumed the spool was now on a bearing. The spool is now metal too.
When I take a nap in the boat, the old clicker gave me a heart attack. If they're louder I'm really in trouble. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
PM me for a fix with the drag backing off - it's easy to fix.
02-28-2007, 12:15 PM
Burr your the guy who tipped me on that #6 o-ring fix installed between the handle and star adjuster. It worked like a charm!
02-28-2007, 12:43 PM
That's what I need, so they stop loosening up. Here is what they are saying in Cabelas's descripion on the website.
They look cool, just like the Sealines. There are 3 different accudepth series then, I forgot about the LCi. I also put
Adapted from the extremely popular Sealine Linecounter. Daiwa's AccuDepth Plus Linecounter lets you know right where your lure is for precision presentations. Machine-cut brass gears promote solid cranking, and oil-retaining bushings keep the line flowing smoothly. Power mesh drive for maximum power efficiency. Six-disc drag washer. It has a one-piece composite frame and spool click. Machined-aluminum spool. The ADP17LC and ADP27LCW come outfitted with a double-paddle handle for fast grabs and comfortable reeling. Measures in feet.
Adopted from popular Sealine Linecounter
Machine-cut brass gears
Six-disc drag washer
One-piece composite frame with machined-aluminum spool
Here is the description for the LCi, series of Accudepths these look like the older ones with green accents not red.
The new Daiwa's Accudepth LCi line counter reel has an aluminum spool, infinite anti-reverse and two ball bearings, these reels fit a wide range of situations and budgets.
* Infinite anti-reverse for sure and immediate hook sets
* Automatic engaging clutch
* Polished aluminum spool
* Lightweight and strong graphite body with stainless steel side plates
* Teflon-impregnated felt drag washers
* Counter balanced handle with oversized knob
* Line counter measuring line in feet
* Large star drag mechanism
* Line clicker
Model Gear Ratio Capacity (lbs./yds.)
AD17LCi 5.1:1 10/340, 12/290, 14/230
AD27LCi 5.1:1 12/350, 14/280, 20/180
AD47LCi 4.0:1 14/590, 20/300, 25/250
AD57LCi 4.0:1 20/550, 25/360, 30/300
Yeah, the only thing is I might have been wrong - I think I used a #9 O-ring?? :duh: :duh:
Honestly can't remember if it was a #6 or a #9 - but I guess the idea is still the same. If I was at home I could open up my O-ring tray and tell ya exactly. I know what post I pulled the rings off, just can't remember the size right now!
From that description, I must have been using the LCi series. Model AD57LCi.
The one I used and referenced above had the infinite anti reverse - so it must be the ones with the LCi in the part number.
There are getting to be quite a few different models. The SG, the AD, the ADP, and the AD...LCi.
The Firewolf is an interesting option in a non-linecounter.
02-28-2007, 01:39 PM
I just picked up a box of assorted O rings from the local hardware store in the sink and tap section and matched it up to hold the drag star adjuster from moving freely. And fixed a leaky tap in the kitchen.:grd:
02-28-2007, 03:53 PM
Try an Okuma Catalina 30 and a 47daiwa....its almost brainless...ive never tried the smaller ones...all ive experiecned are the 30D series of okuma and the 47s of daiwa...i had 2 daiwa 27s both fail on me new out of the box...never bought em again...i love okuma they simple are powerful
02-28-2007, 07:05 PM
I just read the Cabelas discription on the New AD and the SeaLine. It states that they both have oil bushings, machine cut gears, and multi disc drag system. I have eight SG set ups right now but was going to get two more this year but I might give these new AD a try.
03-01-2007, 08:09 AM
I might grab a couple too, maybe the big ones for segmented leadcore, I use the old 47 great lakes for full core, I don't use lead all that much but would be totally worth it to have a couple segmented on the boat.
03-22-2007, 07:39 PM
JUST PICKED UP A COUPLE TODAY FROM CABELA'S.THE PLUS LOOKS LIKE A SEALINE WITH BUSHINGS ACORDING TO THE DRAWINGS.IT FELT MUCH BETTER THAN THE OLD ONES.
SEE YOU ON THE WATER
03-22-2007, 09:37 PM
I was at a local Erie baitshop that I frequent last week. I asked the owner about the new AD Plus. He said that half of the ones he's sold have already been returned. He said he wouldn't even sell me one. He's sending what he has left back to Diawa.
03-23-2007, 05:42 AM
OK I'll bite, why did he send them back. I find it hard to believe that anyone has had a chance to use them since they just came out. Are you sure he didn't get the old AD's?
03-23-2007, 06:40 AM
I have all sealines, but have to say I'm tempted by the
new accudepths price - did anybody else pick up on this? -
in Cabela's catalog descriptions, says sealine gears are bronze,,
new accudepth are brass... still doesn't mean I wouldn't buy one,
but probably not for front-line action.