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Has anyone used these reels? They look decent, and the price could save me alot of money if they are actually nice jigging reels. I no Okuma doesn't have the best rep, but Ive heard of them coming out on some quality products. So what do you think of the Cedros? Anyone actually use it?

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I really liked the 2 that I had, they are soooo smoooth but I must tell you this-

 

I purchased one last summer, first trip to Plum Glut hook up with a 15lb striper reel a few turns and snap goes the stem right where it meets the body of the reel.

 

Return it and exchange for a new one and back out onto the water, hook up with another teen size striper crank a few times and sssssnnnnnaaaappp goes the stem on the second one, snapped in the same place.

 

Buy a Cabo 40, I have 6 of them all over 3 seasons old and never an issue. Diawa or Shimano too, cant go wrong.

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isaw another post about this recently - do a search. and i believe high plains drifter gave it a very positive review - strong stuff from this well-traveled surf caster. also, i;m amazed this reel would snap at the reel stem - this is made for jigging tuna.

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I do not know much about that particular model, but my light tackle outfit has an Okuma Epixor on it and I love it. I am on my second season right now and it has brought in many a fish over 20 lbs.

 

As an aside to fitzstowe - I am very surprised that your reel would break at the stem. Was your drag too tight? Not judging, but it just sounds strange.

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View Post do a search. and i believe high plains drifter gave it a very positive review

 

That is a big negative. It's the only reel I have ever returned for a refund. The Cedros has a grossly insufficient stroke for the height of the spool. It leaves tremendous gaps/shoulders in the spooled line at both ends of the spool. It's a wind knot machine. - HPD

 

PS - I posted about this but I can't find it with the search function headscratch.gif

 

PPS - Ah Ha! http://stripersonline.com/surftalk/s...&highlight=gap

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Never was a Big fan of any of the Okuma line. The look pretty but have had friends that had them fall apart.

They'll have to come a long way before I would even consider buying one.

It been said for years you get what you pay for.

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Yes, two that snapped at the stem. The stem is not solid it's a three sided cast aluminum piece and they both snapped right where the stem meets the body.

 

I don't make this stuff up, I wish it did not happen because I actually was impressed with the reel.

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my mistake - it must've been someone else. sorry about that; probably my fault for not finishing reading the whole review post. good to know though. thanks

 

View PostThat is a big negative. It's the only reel I have ever returned for a refund. The Cedros has a grossly insufficient stroke for the height of the spool. It leaves tremendous gaps/shoulders in the spooled line at both ends of the spool. It's a wind knot machine. - HPD

 

PS - I posted about this but I can't find it with the search function headscratch.gif

 

PPS - Ah Ha! http://stripersonline.com/surftalk/s...&highlight=gap

 

 

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View PostI really liked the 2 that I had, they are soooo smoooth but I must tell you this-

 

I purchased one last summer, first trip to Plum Glut hook up with a 15lb striper reel a few turns and snap goes the stem right where it meets the body of the reel.

 

Return it and exchange for a new one and back out onto the water, hook up with another teen size striper crank a few times and sssssnnnnnaaaappp goes the stem on the second one, snapped in the same place.

 

Buy a Cabo 40, I have 6 of them all over 3 seasons old and never an issue. Diawa or Shimano too, cant go wrong.

 

What size cedros were you using?

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View PostWas it a big, medium or small size reel with what lb line? Or how about relative to the cabo 40 which both of us own.

 

30 lb braid and it was just a bit bigger and heavier than the cab 40.

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Thanks! Sorry to be such a pester, but the reason I ask is I just bought a size 80 for offshore use after some recommendations that I received....going to give her a whirl. If she breaks on a tuna so be it......

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