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    Default New line counter reels

    Ran across these small, compact line counter reels and thought that I'd give them a try. Here are some pics of the new reels. The size is nice. I can tell there is a slight quality difference in the feel vs. my Shimano Tekotas but these are a lot less expensive reels. We'll have to wait to get them Flaming Gorge Kokanee tested.







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    Are those Lexas? Iíve seen them at Sportsmanís for around $129. What kind of deal did you get and where?

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    Yes, they are Daiwa Lexa 100ís. TackleDirect and Amazon Prime are just a little less than that price you quoted.
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    Iíve been debating between a Lexa and Cold Water low pro. The Lexa has a faster retrieve and a lower price tag. Think Iíll give the Lexa a try. The few reviews out there seem positive as well.

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    The size of the Coldwater low profile is still a fairly heavy body reel, probably closer to a Lexa 300. The Lexa 100 is very small and compact. I was able to completely fill the spool with 200 yards of 10 lb. test mono.
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    Those look nice!

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    So Dave what are your thoughts on the Lexa 100, I hope it got some heavy use at the Gorge, lol. I am in the market for a new reel and exploring my options, I did hold one of these the other day, and they are a small reel..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twanger View Post
    So Dave what are your thoughts on the Lexa 100, I hope it got some heavy use at the Gorge, lol. I am in the market for a new reel and exploring my options, I did hold one of these the other day, and they are a small reel..
    Twanger
    A small body linecounter was what I was in the market for and these have really fit the bill. Paired with a 7.5' rod, the weight and balance is great. When I put them on my 8' rods, I thought that they were just a bit too small. They are smooth and did work great at the Gorge last summer. I would buy them again.
    Last edited by SuperD; 01-15-2019 at 09:43 AM.
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    nice reels ,do they have clickers on them by any chance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncat1 View Post
    nice reels ,do they have clickers on them by any chance ?
    See side of reel in last picture.
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    Indeed, Dave, give us a report after trying them out. I'll probably never wear out my four Convector 15, but then again need is not always the driving factor for fishing purchases

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    Last spring when SD highlighted this reel,I took a hard look at it. Then i decided to spent the money on one. Here are the pros and cons for me on this reel.
    Pro: small body size,i usually fish with daiwa lc 17's and smaller size was a good fit. The drag is better on this reel,then on the 17's. last year I caught a six pound brown and this reel had no trouble bring the fish to the boat.Even after the fish had made several runs before being boated. I think the line counter is more accurate then on the 17's.
    Cons: Price to start with,it's a expensive reel ,i hope the price will drop some time in the future. I didn't like having the line release button in the middle of the spool. Took me awhile to get used to this. A couple of times I mistakenly hit the release when grabbing the reel. Once causing a huge bird's nest.

    I will be purchasing another one in the near future This reel on a velocity rod makes for a great combo.
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    SuperD! did you know your handle is on the wrong side?
    I used a 100 for a few trips last fall and really like then. This my the first line counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDfisher View Post
    SuperD! did you know your handle is on the wrong side?
    Yep, I keep trying to handicap myself so everything is in the fish's favor.
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    Picked one up and threw it on the ninja, nice balance and feel like Dave said, just need this hardwater to disappear ..

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    Twanged, glad you like it. Iím with you on the hard water. I bought a shiny new SS prop and dying to try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trident13 View Post
    Iíve been debating between a Lexa and Cold Water low pro. The Lexa has a faster retrieve and a lower price tag. Think Iíll give the Lexa a try. The few reviews out there seem positive as well.
    I fished with them last week, and they were a very smooth reel

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