Okuma Cold Water CW-153D

Okuma Cold Water CW-153D

Okuma Cold Water CW-153D reviews:

4.8 rating
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 18 reviews)
Excellent: 78%
Very good: 22%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%

Okuma Cold Water CW-153D feature lightweight corrosion resistant frame and side plates, mechanical stabilization system let the reels stay in precise alignment, strong, stable and smooth. The magnetic control system is a fully-sealed, 100% waterproof cast control system that reduce backlash and improve casting distance.

Quick-Set Anti-Reverse
Engage the reel in one direction for rock-solid hook sets.

Carbon Mechanical Stabilizing System
Patented esign stabilizes the spool shaft at 3 key stress points to eliminate flex under pressure – reel is more durable, strong and smoother than the competition.

Magnetic Control System
A fully-sealed, 100% waterproof cast control system that reduce backlash and improve casting distance.

Strike Zone Line counter System
Incorporate a mechanical counter that precisely measures line based on spool revolutions. The counters measure in feet.

Clear View Technology anti-fogging line counter.

Okuma's Strike Zone linecounter system incorporates a mechanical counter that precisely measures line based on spool revolutions. These counters measure in feet and are calibrated at the factory to be most accurate with a full spool and monofilament lines.

Strong, Stable, Smooth – Okuma’s Mechanical Stabilizing System is a support system that ties the spool shaft, pinion gear, pinion gear bearing, drive shaft and main gear together with a single support system. While other reels on the market offer minimal or no gear stabilization, this patented Okuma design allows all of these critical parts to stay in precise alignment. Designed specifically to hold up to the demands of braided and wire line fishing, the MSS support system stabilizes the spool shaft at 3 key stress points to eliminate flex under pressure – which directly translates into a reel that is more durable, stronger and smoother than the competition.

– Lightweight corrosion resistant frame & sideplates
– Multi-disc, Carbonite drag system
– Aluminum handle arm with Ergo grip handle knobs
– 2BB + 1RB Stainless steel ball bearings
– Quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing
– Oversized machine cut brass XL drive and pinion gears
– Self-lubricating gearing system, all models
– Speed Lock pinion gear system, all models
– Machined aluminum, two tone anodized spool
– Dual anti-reverse system. (Mechanical and roller bearing)
– Mechanical line counter function measures in feet
– CVT: Clear View Technology anti-fogging line counter
– Aluminum ratcheting drag star for precision drag settings
– Wide Mouth levelwind: Clearance for copper lines
– Automatic trip spool engaging mechanism
– MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
– DLX represent left hand crank line counter models

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Okuma Cold Water CW-153D Reviews:

Great reels for steel head fishing

5.0 rating

These reel work great for back bouncing plugs for steel head and the next size reel up for plug fishing for salmon.

Best reel for the price!

5.0 rating

This is an amazing reel! It reels very smoothly awesome colors and very sturdy. I suggest if you need a muskie reel to get this one!

Okuma Cold Water Line Counter Trolling Reel

5.0 rating

Ordered product and received on time as noted. Product was properly packaged in the factory packaging and in shipping package. The Okuma Cold Water Line Counter Reel worked perfectly, the reel is very smooth, line counter is accurate and drag is smooth with the nice clicking feature. I recommend this reel for trolling and even long and drop lining.

Loving it!

5.0 rating

Just the right price. I was shopping for a left handed reel with a counter for trolling for Stripers. Good quality and not too heavy! Have to see how well it holds up to a big fish still.

CW-153D - Great Reel!

5.0 rating

I ordered the CW-153DLX, left hand retrieve reel.
The counter is accurate and works great. Contrary to some of the other reviews here, the “clicking” can be turned off by sliding the rivet head looking switch. The counter still functions regardless if the clicker is toggled off or on with the switch.
Great reel for the money and it’s a rare offering that it is available for those right handed fisherman that prefer left hand retrieve reels.
Keep your lines tight and rip some lip folks.

Very good reel

4.0 rating

Nice upgrade from the okuma magda 20. The only complaint is that the line counter is off by as much as 30 feet in 120 feet of water. I am not sure if it is because of the braid’s diameter or if I wound it too tight/loose. I got over it though. I just add or subtract the difference from my sonar to the point where the jig hits bottom.

Five Stars

5.0 rating

These are super nice reels, you can really feel the quality.

Good value

4.0 rating

I got two of these and really like them. Great value!

Amazing reels!

5.0 rating

The build quality of these reels are incredible. I plan on buying another set this fall.

Nice reel!

5.0 rating

I used 3 times and very satisfied-work smooth and fast! I recommend this reel!

Four Stars

4.0 rating

Best reel I have owned in a while.

Love the reel so far

5.0 rating

Love the reel so far. Primarily using fro trolling for salmon on the Oregon coast and Columbia river. This thing cranks up 24oz of lead like it’s nothing. Everything feels sturdy and well made.

Great reel!

5.0 rating

There is nothing not to like about this reel! I put this on the Okuma Kokanee pro 7′ ultralight rod. Awesome combo.

Great reel for the price!

5.0 rating

Great reel. Very well made. Looks good. Drag performs well and line counter functions as it should.


5.0 rating

So far so Good, the drag seems pretty smooth the line counter parts is working good. I only used them twice, but I was confident to order 4 more.

Big Power Handle for Heavy Lifting

4.0 rating

If you need a power handle on your trolling reel, you won’t be disappointed. A bit out of balance because of the large offset handle – but you can’t have everything right? All in all a good reel for the money.

Very smooth and accurate

5.0 rating

Great reel and line counter very accurate. I put 300 feet of 27 pound lead line and had plenty of space left.

Awesome Reel

5.0 rating

This reel is smooth and very well built. I recommend it to anyone looking to improve their fishing experience. The line counter takes the guess work of figuring out how much line was let out the back of the boat for trolling.

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