Fishing reel covers

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Marc S, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Marc S

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    Hi all:

    Here’s a question I’ve never seen asked on BD before...

    I have a variety of reels from different manufacturers (Okuma, Shimano, Diawa, Penn, Accurate, etc.) and I’d like to buy some reel covers. Instead of buying individually from all the different brands, is there one brand you would recommend that makes quality, good fitting covers?

    Also, I saw a new Diawa reel cover on-line with a clear “isinglass” window over the spool, with neoprene sides. This window allows you to see each reel without taking off the cover. Has anyone seen these in person, and if so, how do they look from a functional and quality perspective? If they are really as advertised, it looks like a good idea.

    Thanks,

    Marc S.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  2. InDeepShip

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    Do you really need to see your line under a reel cover? I think there is a guy on here that used to make them custom.
     
  3. dave_k

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    Hey Mark,
    Since you’re in Calabasas swing by Bob Sands in Van Nuys. They have all sizes of reel covers with their logo on them that will fit just about anything. Bring your reels too to make sure they fit right.
     
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  4. SaltH20Angler

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    Never used the see through type but think Dave has a good recommendation.

    I like my Longfin logo covers as they make all my mismatch reels look somewhat consistent. They are about 6 bucks if I recall correctly and come in different colors. I think most bigger tackle shops are going to have some.
     
  5. d105

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    Phenix makes a great reel cover.
     
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  6. Marc S

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the responses. I’ll start at Bob Sands and go from there.
     
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    I use the generic reel covers from Bob Sands. A lot of local tackle shops carry this reel cover with their branding etched on it. They're good and cheap and made in the USA. They come in a variety of colors so I use blue for my small reels Green from a medium-sized reels and red, large reels
     
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    ^^ +1 They work great.
     
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    Accurate has some nice ones too. They’re on their website.
     
  11. punted coho

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    I use a couple of the generic bass pro “ocean master” on my daiwa electric reels. Work fine for what I need and cheap. Come in a few sizes too.
     
  12. stairman

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    why buy the generic ones ..cant you afford name brand?
     
  13. Ready4TheYellow

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    I personally think the Island Fishing Tackle ones look best on the boats and protects your investments. The matching rod covers are nice too.
     
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    I have to agree with Steve

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    tackle direct. they have 4 sizes, I believe. I like the ones I have
     

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