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Northwest and Great Lakes salmon trolling can have some dramatic differences. Most often in the Northwest, salmon fishing is one rod per angler. In the Great Lakes it can be as many as three rods per angler. Downriggers are a far larger component of the Great Lakes fishery than in the Northwest. For this Northwest selection, we focus on herring rods for the bays, estuaries and large river fisheries.
Cedros Round
Bold and beautiful, Cedros baitcast reels combine with Cedros Coastal rods to create an electric combination sure to bring energy to your next trip. Engineered with premium components throughout, Cedros' outward strength and rigidity provide long-wearing durability through superior alignment of internal components. Available in 250 and 400 size models, Cedros is optimized for braid with an engaged levelwind to assure smooth and even line flow at all times. A swept-in power handle and machined aluminum handle knob reduce wobble and deliver a sure grip when it's time to bear down on near shore bruisers' and make no mistake, that's what the Cedros was designed for.
Starting at $209.99
Akena
Alumilite construction, including the 1-piece aluminum frame and aluminum left and right side plates define the Okuma Akena baitcast reel as a rugged, no-nonsense performer with incredible versatility. Designed for active cast and retrieve anglers, a five bearing drive system, multi-disc carbonite drag system, precision machine cut brass main and pinion gears and quick-set anti-reverse roller bearing, cast and crank effortlessly and strike with authority. Oversized knobs on the twin paddle handle offer a sure grip and all-day comfort. 
Starting at $119.99
Catalina
More than a decade ago, Okuma took the leadership position in the development of the line counter platform' and the Catalina continues to advance that position. The construction components are the finest in the category, from the A6061-T6 machined aluminum frame to the multi-disc Carbonite drag system capable of turning out up to 20-pounds of drag suitable for the largest divers and lead weights used. But even more important is the Okuma Tension Spool Control system, or TSC. A secondary drag system housed within the cast control, TSC turns downrigger, diving planer and heavy lead trolling into a simplified one-handed operation, eliminating the need for thumb pressure regulation when deploying your trolling spread. And finally, Okuma's patented Mechanical Stabilizing System ties the spool shaft, pinion gear and pinion gear bearing together with a single plate for perfect alignment over the long term.
Starting at $229.99
Convector
Convector levelwinds and line counters revolutionized the fishing tackle industry, offering a powerful gearing and drag system platform previously unattainable at the Convector's value-oriented price. Today, the Convector has grown to a position as a staple in salmon fisheries from Alaska to the Great Lakes, and everywhere in between. The Convector's no-nonsense design features aluminum and stainless steel components at all critical stress points, along with Okuma's patented Mechanical Stabilization System that maintains parts alignment over the long term. Line counter models are available in both right and left hand retrieve to serve all anglers. 
Starting at $96.99
Magda Pro
When the opportunity exists to fish multiple rods per angler, you need reels that provide the ability to own multiples. Enter the Okuma Magda Pro Line Counter. As easy on the wallet as it is to fish, the Magda Pro Line Counter is a staple for walleye, lake trout, steelhead and salmon trollers. Constructed of lightweight graphite with stainless steel reinforcements, its' mechanical line counter tailors your presentations for accuracy and repeatability. Don't fish harder, fish smarter.
Starting at $54.99
Convector
Convector levelwinds and line counters revolutionized the fishing tackle industry, offering a powerful gearing and drag system platform previously unattainable at the Convector\'s value-oriented price. Today, the Convector has grown to a position as a staple in salmon fisheries from Alaska to the Great Lakes, and as the “go-to” reel for Striper and bottom fishing anglers. The Convector\'s no-nonsense design features durable brass main and pinion gears, stainless steel reinforcing side plate rings, and Okuma\'s patented Mechanical Stabilization System that maintains parts alignment over the long term. Line counter models are available in both right and left hand retrieve to serve all anglers.
Starting at $94.99