Okuma Convector CV-15D details:
Okuma Convector CV-15D line counter reels feature Okuma’s patented mechanical stabilization system that maintains parts alignment over the long term. The speed LOC pinion gear system allows positive engaging at extreme high speed.
Speed LOC Pinion Gear System
Allow positive engaging at extreme high speed.
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.
Strike Zone Line counter System
Incorporate a mechanical counter that precisely measures line based on spool revolutions. The counters measure in feet.
– Lightweight corrosion resistant frame and sideplates
– Machined aluminum, gun smoke anodized spool
– Stainless steel reinforcing sideplate rings
– Mechanical line counter function measures in feet
– Multi-disc Carbonite drag system
– Ratcheting drag star for precise drag settings
– 2BB+1RB Stainless steel bearing drive system
– Quick-Set anti-reverse roller bearing
– Dual anti-reverse system. (Mechanical & roller bearing)
– Speed Lock pinion gear system
– Durable high-grade brass main and pinion gear system
– XL gearing: Drop down gear box on all models
– Self lubricating gear system, all models
– Wide Mouth levelwind: Clearance for copper line
– Spool stabilizing system for increased durability
– Ergo grip handle knobs featured on all models
– DLX represents left hand crank line counter models
– MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
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Okuma Convector CV-15D Reviews:
Works fine for me using lead-core line
We had two of these and bought a third. We have used them for a little over a year, so we just bought the third. We use them for trolling with lead-core line. Seems to take the abuse of a heavy line and 2-3 lb fish just fine.
What a great reel
I got one of these reels afew weeks ago and was so happy with it I ended up ordering more. These will be replacing all my Magna 20dtx reel I just got in this spring. Wish I would have just ordered these 1st
Not bad, but not great
Good starter reel. Does what it’s supposed to do.
Have been running them for 6 months now on Erie for walleye.I upgraded from the magdas.Drags and gears are much smoother and clicker works great.
Took this to Massachusetts, performed great, the clicker in the real is kind of loud but it held up fine with two days of fishing, porgy and sea bass. Must have caught 90 dish not including the babies I through back. Would buy another Okuma product.
Have been using the Okuma Magda for years I just upgraded to the Convector bought six in the last 3 months excellent value great quality have trolled cranks and dipsy’s on it so far so good
Great Product and Excellent Value
Line counter gives accurate display of how much line is out. Extremely useful feature and will never buy a reel without now that I have had a chance to use it. Looked at many similar reels and have been highly pleased with this one.
I run a charter fishing business on the Great Lakes. I’ve used a fair number of reels, and this one is bar far the best value for the money. Yes, there are a lot of fancy expensive reels you could buy. But this one has what you need, and for my money, is the most reliable one you can find with a reasonable price.
Great except for one flaw.
UPDATE: I gotta bump to four stars. Yes, the modulation of the star drag leaves something to be desired, but the saving grace is that it does “click” when adjusting. You can trust the clicks, even though it doesn’t “feel” like you’re adjusting the drag force. And once set, it’s a nice drag system at this price point. Also – it’s holding up fine under kayak saltwater fishing, which is pretty tough on reels.
It is a solid real. Given the price point, it is well constructed and the line counter is accurate. However, on my particular sample, it has one rather significant flaw. The drag is really hard to modulate. It spins freely, then all of a sudden in one quarter spin, it’s almost at full force. Otherwise, I love everything else about the reel. It makes making Drag adjustments in real-time a real chore and a guessing game.
My go-to for Kokanee in northern CA
This reel in the 15 size hits a sweet spot in price AND function for fishing Kokanee in Northern California. I’ve even seen them on sale for as low as $56. Match this with an Eagle Claw Kokanee rod for about $20 (at big blue WM) and you have a dang good setup on the cheap for trolling with downriggers. I’d rather have more setups running than be the guy with only 1-$400 setup. I’ll normally fill it with 8-10lb Trilene Big Game in clear. I know, 10lb is probably overkill but it IS more accurate for the line counter. The clicker is VERY NICE and plenty loud. Having a clicker allows you to be hands off the reel while lowering your downrigger. You simply release the bail and use just the clicker (i.e. no thumb) which gives just enough tension so you don’t “rats nest” the reel while you spool down the downrigger. This makes stacking multiple lines on one downrigger WAY EASIER. I’ll never go back to a downrigger reel without a clicker after using one.
FYI – I also have a Okuma Magda reel that came on my Okuma Kokanee Aveon combo and it’s drag is not nearly as good as this one. It’ll loosen/tighten while reeling in fish which gets VERY annoying. I wish I had bought the combo mentioned above over the Aveon one. Now the Aveon is a 3rd setup that I use only when taking extra people fishing.