Line counter reels are a must for trolling. There is a lot of luck, and skill, in catching fish. It has a lot to do with being at the right spot at the right time. But, once you are at the right spot, at the right time, you also have to have an enticing lure or bait to present, and a hungry or angry fish to be interested in what you are presenting to it. Part of the skill is being at the right depth. Whether you are an expert fisherman that adds more skill to that equation or if you are a great fisherman improving your skills and want to try different depths until you find the zone, you need a line counter reel to make the job of knowing how much line you are letting out behind the boat so that you can let your line back out at the same distance. The farther you let your line out, typically the deeper your lure and trolling rig will go. It’s great to keep a log of your line set backs on your fishing trips throughout the year so that you can look back and reference what the best line set back, how far you have your line behind your boat, to get into the target strike zone of where the fish are biting. A lot of people use different ways to measure how much line they are letting back, from using colored lines that change color every certain number of feet, to counting as the line goes out in seconds, to letting out an arm length of line at a time and counting as you manually pull it out. But, with a line counter reel, it does the work for you. Making it easy to know exactly how much line you have out at a time, each and every time, with no guess work. Letting you quickly get back out to where the fish are biting quickly each time you let out.
Shimano Tekota A 300 400 Line Counter Reel
The Shimano Tekota Line Counter Fishing Reel has a new low profile, 300 size double paddle handle reel, and the 400 size power handle trolling reels. The line counter case is integrated into the B side plate. The design of this reel has a real focus on ergonomics, making this reel extremely comfortable to hold and use. This line counter reel has some high end features such as it’s anti fogging linecounter lens so you can see the counter during extreme weather, a loud strike clicker so you can hear when you get a bite, a synchronized levelwind, improved gear strength for added durability, the HAGANE Body and CoreProtect. This new Tekota fishing reel is ready to handle the most extreme conditions you will encounter while out on a fishing trip with durability and comfort features so you can fish all day. A stunning look, an amazing feel, and all the bells and whistles to make this the perfect fishing reel to add to your fishing gear.
PENN Fathom II Line Counter Fishing Reel
•Proven dependable performance•Full Metal Body and sideplates for precise gear alignment•Fast Gear Access sideplate eliminates downtime•Braid ready forged and machined aluminum spool•Tough stainless steel gears•4+1 stainless steel bearing system•Versa-Drag with HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers•Up to 30 lbs. max drag•Versa-Handle system for customizing handle length•Top-mount 3-digit line counter reads in feet•Shop for Line Counter Fishing Reels at Bass Pro Shops
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reel
This ultra smooth and accurate Ambassadeur® Line Counter Fishing Reels from Abu Garcia® are built for trolling for stripers, trout, or any kind of trolling for big game fish. These reels are durable, and will hold up to fighting in big fish, pulling out of big snags, and the harsh environments you will encounter on the water. They have a palmable line counter that counts in feet and a line out system to alert you when your line is being stripped whether it’s stuck in a snag, or a lunker striper is stripping some line. These line counter reels are equipped with an aluminum spool, two stainless steel ball bearings, and a corrosion resistant instant anti reverse bearing and Abu Garcia's Carbon Matrix drag™ system. Model 6500LC has a power handle to maximize your cranking power. This is the perfect line counter fishing reel for trolling for trout or stripers, whether it’s on the delta, or in the deep waters of Lake Tahoe, or your favorite fishing spot.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Line Counter Fishing Reel Experience Awaits!