Level wind reels?

Mean Gene

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Oct 27, 2013
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Gene
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The Searcher
Recommendations for level wind reels for Cedros Island fishing? Calicos and yellowtail. Thanks.
 

f1sleepy

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James
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I took a brand new okuma komodo ss 471 down there a couple weeks ago and loved it. I set it up with 65 lb. power pro and ran a short leader of 40 fluoro. I had it on my jig stick and fished the surface iron almost exclusively because it was too much fun. My dad has been using a 300 series komodo fishing the calicos for years and loves it too. Can't speak to any other level winds as this is the first one I've used in many years, but my dad loved my setup so much he wants one for himself!
 

Mean Gene

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Oct 27, 2013
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Ennis, Montana
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Gene
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The Searcher
I took a brand new okuma komodo ss 471 down there a couple weeks ago and loved it. I set it up with 65 lb. power pro and ran a short leader of 40 fluoro. I had it on my jig stick and fished the surface iron almost exclusively because it was too much fun. My dad has been using a 300 series komodo fishing the calicos for years and loves it too. Can't speak to any other level winds as this is the first one I've used in many years, but my dad loved my setup so much he wants one for himself!
What rod did you pair it with?
 

f1sleepy

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Aug 16, 2016
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It's on a Calstar BTG 6480 I had wrapped specifically for fishing down there. I love it!
 

DennisV

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Jan 4, 2017
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Dennis Vagt
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Just a NuCanoe Frontier now.
Komodo 463 lefty (I'm right handed) paired with a Okuma PCH 761 H 20-50 (easier to fly with than 8' or longer) using 50lb braid FG to short fluoro leader.
 

pjbigdog

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Oct 4, 2007
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Lakeside
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Jeff
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Parker 2320
Cedros Sportfishing had Komodos and Okuma rods for their customers (free) use when we were down there a year ago. If you go with that outfit, you may want to check with Rosie.
 
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OneDay

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Sep 8, 2006
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Ed Hayden
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Pro-line 22 Walk
I love using my Komodo 463 at Cedros with an 8ft Okuma SCTi. 50lb braid with 4 feet of 40 flouro. Great all round outfit!