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Old 05-12-2009, 12:36 PM
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Default Left hand crank linecounter reels?

I'm looking to buy myself a good quality line counter reel for trolling cranks for walleye.

I think I've settled on the Daiwas, and in particular the Sealine or possibly the AccuDepth. I can't seem to find them in a left hand crank though, and Daiwa's website isn't much use. Anyone out there know if they're available?

If not, what do you guys recommend for a left hand crank linecounter reel?

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Waxy
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:34 PM
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Cabelas has a couple models you can get LC reels in left hand. They're not Sealine's but they are servicable
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:14 PM
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I have 2 Okuma Magdas that are above average. I dont pull dipsys etc, so they dont take much abuse. So far holding up well. Not the quality of the Sealines or Accudepths, but I havent wanted to kick myself yet.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:13 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll look into those options.

I can't believe it's so hard to get these reels in a left hand crank. It makes no sense to me...

Waxy
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:44 AM
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Default My boy is a lefty

Bought two of the 20 series Cabelas last season for Salmon - no issues will be getting two more for walleye this year. 5:1 reel ratio, so reel slow on long lining.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:49 PM
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For me, after having every reel under the sun between walleye and salmon fishing, I now go with the Diawa AccuDepth PLUS. Best bang for the buck - but I don't know if they make a left hand reel. I have a buddy of my who is a south paw and he simply reels with the reel down instead of up. Looks goofy, but works for him.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll look into those options.

I can't believe it's so hard to get these reels in a left hand crank. It makes no sense to me...

Waxy
It does to me. Seven to 10 percentage of adults are left-handed. Of those left-handed people only a small percentage use left-handed reels. If you get left-handed reels chances are that you will be the only one that will be able to use them. By the way I am a lefty. Learn to crank with your right-hand and you will have a bunch more options.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:53 PM
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Default Go figure.

I am a righty but use lefty baitcasters also. I reel my spinning outfits lefty why not my casters? Makes perfect sense, you right hand crankers are bass ackwards. Packers yeah, Cowgirls , Booo,
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:27 PM
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I'm a lefty, use righty baitcasters. Know lots of righties that use lefties. It doesn't make much sense to me to reel with one hand when spinning and the other while casting. I prefer to cast with my correct hand
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
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I am a righty but use lefty baitcasters also. I reel my spinning outfits lefty why not my casters? Makes perfect sense, you right hand crankers are bass ackwards. Packers yeah, Cowgirls , Booo,
That would explain why the wife thinks that I get left-handed reels and I am pulling a fast one on her. I do get right-handed reels. Everyone learned how on right handed reels. Whew! I would have never guessed.
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