Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North fork Stillaguamish
A Studebaker (if you're old enough to know what that is...
I have an Ocean Prince set up for use on a winter Skagit rod where conditions and fish are expected to be tough.
Because it is anti-reverse, handling it with gloves on is no problem (no spool palming required as with reels like many of the "clickers). You don't have to let go of the handle when a fish runs--a big deal when your hands are frozen stiff. You'll never get knuckle rash either, or jam the handle against a fish while trying to find the knob. You can still palm the rim too, if you choose to. Belt and suspenders...
Because it has a drag that will stop anything you're liable to hook into, there's never a worry about it lacking strength.
The outbound "click" is subdued do partly to the heavy and solid construction lacking any ports. I describe it as a quiet St. John sound.
Line capacity is plenty for heads and running lines, probably not for "long" lines.
You can PM me if you want to see and handle one, and if I'm close enough (Camano Island) that it is practical.
Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist...
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Last edited by yoda1; 02-11-2019 at 02:49 PM.