Dual Drag Spinning Reels?
Posted December 31 2006 - 11:01 AM
Also I was curious if the Okuma models were a true twin drag system (what ever that means) like the Accurate Twin Spin or is there a difference other than the 7fold price difference.
Thank you in advance.
Posted December 31 2006 - 12:16 PM
For liveling its great. Like I said for plugging I don't see any merit in it. If your clamming for the beach and you are one of those people that spike a few rods I can see the losser drage save you poll from jumping into the ocean if a good fish hits it.
Posted December 31 2006 - 7:07 PM
Posted January 01 2007 - 12:52 AM
but I troll live eels behind my kayak.
There is the take & run
.... I put down my paddle ,
..... pick up the reel
...flip the switch
on a circle hook.
It feels like cheating
... same chunking mac's
Posted January 01 2007 - 2:38 AM
Posted January 01 2007 - 11:23 AM
I meant dual drag spinning reels where equal pressure is applied to both drag systems at the same time. Not a dual drag in the Baitrunner since.
Thanks for the heads up on the Okumaâ€™s performance.
What species & size class have you fought & landed on your Okuma Vsystem reels?
I was considering the 40,45, & 55 sizes but was wondering if there were any real advantages over a single drag spinner. I mean I donâ€™t fish for tarpon or any fast movers like that so I was just curious as to whether or not there was any advantage to using a twin drag outside of Florida.
Also has anyone had a chance to give the Accurate Twin Spin 12 a shot yet?
Iâ€™m dying to know how it performs just incase I ever get around to making the trek to Florida I would like to have a reel that could handle the fast movers down there.
Posted January 02 2007 - 1:27 PM
My first thread ever is not dieing till I get some answers gosh darn it.
Happy New Years & tight lines to all.
Posted January 02 2007 - 1:37 PM
Posted January 02 2007 - 2:33 PM
Posted January 02 2007 - 5:23 PM
But that Accurate 12 thing costs $759.95
Posted January 02 2007 - 5:29 PM
Posted January 02 2007 - 6:24 PM
It weighs as much as a Fin Nor Ahab 16 size or a Quantum Cabo 50 size (24oz) which I know some people personally who plug with those sizes, so is the weight really that much of an issue?
Posted January 02 2007 - 6:31 PM
I have a VS45 and it is smoooth as butter. The drag is very strong and silky. It has a 5 year warranty.
Problem is that the anti-reverse bearing goes in them. I have been through 2 in 2 falls. When that handle starts spinning backwards its a real beotch.
But since it is still in warranty I will just swap it out for a new one.
All in all I love the reel but wonder how it will hold up over time. At 160 bucks it is alot of reel. BTW you cannot open it up to service it.
Posted January 02 2007 - 7:38 PM
Thanks Shipwreck 1.0 thatâ€™s good intel.
I have to wonder if they have resolved this issue with the newer V-Sa models that have been introduced in the last few months that have the faster gear ratio? Since you have had yours for about 2 year (you said two falls) I would like to think that they have addressed this issue with the more recent one to roll off the assemble line.
I must admit I am a bit put off by the fact that you canâ€™t service them your self.
Any one else care to add their $0.02 on the reels in question.
Any reviews positive or negative would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance Padawan.
Posted January 02 2007 - 8:56 PM