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
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Line Counter Reel
This ultra smooth and accurate Ambassadeur® Line Counter Fishing Reelsfrom 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.
POWER ASSIST FISHING REELS
Fishing Reels With Power Assist
Electric fishing reels are typically used when you fish in waters that are more than 300 feet deep. It will really wear down your arms to reel your line up again and again at these depths. Using a power assist electric fishing reel will make simple work of bring up your line, reeling in the fish, and letting your line down in a controlled fashion. It is a really good idea to have a reel that has power assist when you fish for swordfish, tuna, tilefish, barrelfish, queen snapper, halibut, rockfish, and black cod. As an example, when swordfishing, it is common to fish at a depths between 1500 and 2000 feet. After you try using a manual reel for this type of fishing, you will quickly realize that it is well worth the costly investment of adding an electric power assist reel to your fishing gear.
Shimano BeastMaster 9000A Electric Power Assist Fishing Reel
The Shimano BeastMaster Reel is at the top of the class when it comes to electric power assist fishing reels. Shimano has spent many years in research and development to make these reels perfect for fishing in the deepest environments. Pulling huge lunkers from deep water is just what this reel was designed for, with it’s high torque, high speed, and durable GigaMax Motor. It has a winding strength of up to 290 pounds, with 55 pounds of thermo adjustable drag power. The deep water fish species like grouper, trevalla, swordfish and tuna will not be able to resist the Beastmaster. Another great feature of this reel is that you can halt the rotation of the spool with the aid of the mechanical brake knob that will also prevent backlashes from your fishing rig, as the line drops.
Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Power Assist Fishing Reel
The Daiwa Tanacom power assist electric fishing reel makes deep drop fishing easier so you don’t wear out your reeling muscles when pulling your line up from hundreds of feet at a time. You can fight the fish with the handle, and let the reel’s power assist do the work of retrieving your heavy sinkers from the depths when it’s time to check your bait. It has an LCD display that reads out in English for easier programming. It has an oversize line guide aperture so you can still reel in the large knots and swivels. It features an automatic stop and a neat jigging feature to entice the fish to bite. Has a built in line counter with depth memory, a variable speed Power Lever control, and a manual winding option for when you want to fight the fish or reel the line up by hand.
Daiwa Tanacom 750 Power Assist Electric Fishing Reel
The new Tanacom 750 Power Assist fishing reel joins the Tanacom family of deep drop and kite fishing reels. Thee Tanacom fishing reels come with features that make power assist fishing more easier than ever. It has an English LCD display for easier programming. It has a 4 Bearing System, and a momentary winding power of 140 lb. It has an oversized stainless steel line guide, and an automatic Stop and Jigging feature to change up your fishing a bit with ease. The built in line counter also has a Depth Memory. It has a sealed electronic package with a washable design. It is a 12 Volt system (12-16.8V), and comes with the power cord and reeel clamp.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!