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Been looking for a muskie setup and have been reading up on reels the past couple of days.. On a few of the US based muskie forums, they are head over heels for these reels(Okuma Induron model to be specific) Fairly cheap and up to the task apparently. I was planning on the Abu Garcia C3, or a very lightly used Morrum(crossing my fingers) when I came across a few articles about these reels. Prices are around the $100US range, which isn't far off from the C3.

 

Any of your muskie guys have any thoughts?

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I've been using the Catalina linecounters for trolling and the Morrum 5600's for casting and am very pleased with both of these reels. I have a contact for the Morrums - send me a PM if you are interested.

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I have an IDX-250a (the smaller one) and love it. I use it mostly for Pike, and for Bass occasionally. The quality of this real is great as far as I'm concerned. Especially for the price. It's noticeably smoother than my Abu C4, has brass gears, and just feels like a quality piece. It might be a bit small for a Muskie set up, but the 400 size should be perfect.

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I had a Okuma in my hands at the boat and fishing show. It seemed like a real nice reel, smooth and sold at an amazing price. If the reviews are good ill probably be picking one up before the opener.

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I Know of a Musky guide who has used one on his boat for the past 2 years and has ha nothing bad to say about it... I have had a few and all the spinning models have been great and the one problem I did have was minor with the baitcaster

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I have used a Induron 400 for the last 2 years, has some plastic in it, it has stood up but I use it on lighter baits once I realized it was a little more fragile compared to a ABU. If I had to choose I think I'd take a ABU instead if you can get them for the same price. The Idurons would make for a sweet Pike reel (the 250 or 400) or Lighter/Medium Musky baits from my view after a couple years.

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i love my Abu C3 6500. Used it for 1 season, and no problems with it. Im planning on getting a power handle for it this year.

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Well my okuma convectors with line counters have been battling 30lb king salmon for 3 yrs now,and you know how they like to do 300yrd burns !!!!! :blink::w00t: ...and they are perfect with no problems,so for $90 bucks a pop man you are all set !!!!!!. :whistling: ...they get my approval,and if they can subdue kings well you will have no prob with the skis.....cheers :thumbsup_anim::Gonefishing:

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I ended up at Bass Pro today after work (go figure, lol) to bad Bass Pro doesn't stock the Okuma's I was looking at, instead I looked at the Abu Garcia C3 and C4.. The one thing I really dislike about those reels is a lack of a thumb trigger. I can't stand the trigger up on the reel housing. The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Record was extremely nice.. Smooth as butter and had the thumb trigger I like. The reviews on the Record are also really good, completely different league then the C3/C4. I don't mind spending $$$ on a reel, I'd rather buy it once then two or three times...

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I have 4 of the Okuma Convector 30D reels for my troling rods they have been great for me and all others that I know have them. I am looking at a couple more and will be getting them again if I buy more. The will stand up to the punishment for musky fishing even if your pulling but plows. The London show three booths had them for $59.99 thats a great deal.

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Yeah, you can't beat the price point. I'll be down in Florida for 2 weeks at the end of March, I'll see if I can find a Induron IDx-400a or the 250a and see what they're like in person.

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