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2009/12/13 13:10:55 (permalink)

Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002

has anyone used this reel? I am thinking about getting it, I am planning to use it for salmon as well as steelhead and browns. but i like the idea of a drag for salmon. I talked to a guy that said okuma reels werent any good because the spool was too wide and you cant get the line on it tight enough. Sounds weird to me but i wouldnt know. I also found online that okuma makes a model called "trent" sold in the UK for alot cheaper but it almost the same as the sirrata but black in color. Anyone ever hear about that reel. I emailed okuma and never got a response from them about the 2 reels. I talked to a few guys and they were using braid as a mainline...i dont know if it was that hyrdafloat stuff that fishusa sells or if it was another brand, anyone use braid?
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    dewey123
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:13:52 (permalink)
    the trent model is actually metallic blue in color
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:33:45 (permalink)
    IMO, a centerpin with a drag defeats the whole purpose for me....most of the satisfaction of using a pin is fighting the fish and YOU yourself being the drag.  I believe the dimensions of the sirata and the sheffield are the same except the sheffield has no drag system.  I know a few people with Sheffields, both of which I spooled up, and had no spooling issues.  And makes a fine starter reel. 
    post edited by ShutUpNFish - 2009/12/13 13:41:17
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:40:51 (permalink)
    IMO....the sirata = piece of sh*t

    i have a sheffield that i occasionally pin for steel with, that's what you want.  i think it's like half the price of the sirata too.


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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:43:00 (permalink)
    yeah its alot cheaper, i didnt know with the drag on the reel if it would be a badass setup.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:46:24 (permalink)
    nah not badass at all.  you want drag, get a fly reel.

    you said you're gonna be fishing for salmon. a true pinner reel w/o drag is WAY funner than using a sirata. 
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:50:18 (permalink)
    ok i got you, thanks for the input. This will be my first centerpin setup.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 13:57:51 (permalink)
    I talked to a few guys and they were using braid as a mainline



    If your fishing in the wintertime when its freezing out it's a terrible idea. I've never put it on my c.p. but the spinning reel with braid when icing out is bad enough.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 14:24:17 (permalink)
    IMO, there is nothing badass about it...its just another gimick Okuma came up with thinking it would sell...
    Don't know of anyone who fancys thamselves a true float fisherman that owns one.  Not that that makes any difference or really should.  Just sayin'
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 15:53:08 (permalink)
    i know a few fellas that have fished salmon with them and where happy. i'm in the no drag camp, unless it's a fly reel. 

    have a nice day.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 18:16:54 (permalink)
    The Sirata is a great real and so is the Sheffield without the drag,got them both.the Drag is great on the kings and any other fish,when I remember to click it on.As far as the weather goes,fished it all last winter and today without a problum. I have not come across any custom reel that catches fish any better.if you want to try it out sometime let me know.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 18:52:01 (permalink)
    i think i might buy the one with out the drag to save alittle money and if i like it go check out the sirrata in person somewhere sometime and see how it is. The boss told me if i want it  i can buy it down the road. I know you can float alot of different stuff with these setups, is there anything besides single egg patterns and jigs for trout and salmon i should pick up?
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 19:05:31 (permalink)
    You can fish anything under a pin. Use your imagination the possibilities are endless.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 19:17:50 (permalink)
    You can fish anything,even flies,hammer me Swinger,The sheffield is a fine reel,battled many Kings,steel and stockies with it without any problums.The drag is real handy in the rain,and on the Kings.Spool it with 150yds of 20lb. dacron fly backing and 8lb. Siglon,with the backing you will only use half a spool of Siglon.No need for 300 yards of mainline if you are fishing steel.When you hit the salmon spool it with 12lb.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 20:13:55 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: anadromous

    True pinners originated in the late 1800's...fly fishing???? about 200 AD. Just sayin.
    ORIGINAL: dru2112

    nah not badass at all.  you want drag, get a fly reel.

    you said you're gonna be fishing for salmon. a true pinner reel w/o drag is WAY funner than using a sirata. 



     
    anadromous,
     
    you quoted me, but i don't see how your statement correlates with mine?
     
    fill me in so i can make a formal comeback :)
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 20:23:16 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: mxdad66

    You can fish anything,even flies,hammer me Swinger,The sheffield is a fine reel,battled many Kings,steel and stockies with it without any problems.The drag is real handy in the rain,and on the Kings.Spool it with 150yds of 20lb. dacron fly backing and 8lb. Siglon,with the backing you will only use half a spool of Siglon.No need for 300 yards of mainline if you are fishing steel.When you hit the salmon spool it with 12lb.

     
     
    mx, why would I hammer you? Actually I respect the pinner who uses flies, just a tad more sporty. Am I against egg and bait fishing? Absolutely not. Women, children, and the handicapped need to catch fish as well.

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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/13 20:55:13 (permalink)
    Te sheffield is a great reel. Bought my first center pin this year and i have not had one complaint with my sheffield.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/14 07:03:36 (permalink)
    The Sirata is one of the best reels I have owned and hard to beat for the money. I have owned a Bob James, Milner and currently have 2 Kingpins and fished most of the higher end centerpins. The startup is as good as the top dollar reels. The drag is very smooth and comes in handy when a "Chrome" king takes off down river and your hand starts to burn. When you hook 100 kings a day your hands will be hurting without a drag. The Sirata will perform very well for steelhead using the drag or not.  I just ordered the Okuma Trent (which is the UK version of Sirata) new on EBay for $160 to my door last week lol.

    Okuma Trent pic's:







    post edited by deathroe - 2009/12/14 10:12:06
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/14 16:43:20 (permalink)
    what's the difference between the 2? other than color.

    have a nice day.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/14 17:24:42 (permalink)
    The difference,price,just got off the phone with Okuma and they have no idea as far as comparing the Sirata to the Trent.Waiting on a call back from their international sales mananger,since it is not available in the US,they have no specs.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/14 22:31:23 (permalink)
    only 99 euros or pounds on a website in the uk. i almost bought it but shyed away from it.  maybe another time instead of the sirrata. okuma never responded to my emails when i asked them what the difference is. besides the colors EVERYTHING is the same.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 17:42:01 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: deathroe


    Okuma Trent pic's:









     
     
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 18:40:07 (permalink)
    come up with something better than that buggy whip  how many times can the wheel be reinvented? a reel is a reel, they all look kinda the same and in the right hands they will all catch the same # of fish. drag or no drag means nothing in the grand scheme of things, we're fishermen because we fish. rant over,

    have a nice day.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 18:51:57 (permalink)
    I dont care if that reel has a drag or no drag. I dont like the way it looks. The reel you posted I liked. Classy looking. It gets attention without asking for it. This reel just screams for attention. No rant here just talking.

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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 19:30:27 (permalink)
    just bustin yer beans man, it's all good.

    have a nice day.
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 20:11:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: swinger

    I dont care if that reel has a drag or no drag. I dont like the way it looks. The reel you posted I liked. Classy looking. It gets attention without asking for it. This reel just screams for attention. No rant here just talking.



    Well I think tatooing "The Tug Is The Drug" on your rod is cheezy lame .
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/16 21:10:56 (permalink)
    Its America and you are allowed to have an opinion. I think Mepps hats are for losers.

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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/17 08:16:27 (permalink)
    "The Tug is The Drug" sounds like something a prostitute would say kinda like your name "Swinger".
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/17 12:25:03 (permalink)
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    RE: Okuma Sheffield Sirata SRT-1002 2009/12/17 16:09:13 (permalink)
    so your saying he tuggy tuggy long time?

    have a nice day.
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