Ideja ovog članka je poređenje tehničkih karakteristika takozvanih"centerpin" mašina, ili kako ih drugačije nazivaju "float reels - mašinice za plovak".

Nije lako naći toliko različitih modela na jednom mestu radi poređenja, pogotovo što se neke od dole navedenih izrađuju ručno na strugu, dok su druge rađene na CNC mašinama. Naravno, sami zaključujete da su ručno rađene mašne skuplje međutim kvalitet je diskutabilan.

Zašto kažem diskutabilan? Jednostavno ko god je ikada probao da peca koristeći bilo koju "centerpin" mašinu, suočio se verovatno sa gomilom najlona koji se ko zna odakle iznenada stvorio u njegovim rukama prilikom zabacivanja. Postoje razne tehnike zabacivanja centerpin mašinicom, ali ne mogu da kažem da postoji ijedan lak. Naravno pod "lakim" podrazumevam zabacivanje bilo kojom spining mašinicom. Ko ima problem sa spinning mašinicom verovatno i ne čita ovaj članak.

Šalu na stranu, ali jednom kad savladate zabacivanje bilo kojom tehnikom i počnete da pratite plovak, a ne rad vaših ruku i položaj najlona, jednostavno počnete da uživate. Od tog trenutka svako od nas postaje ekspert i majstor svog sopstvenog stila. Tada počinjete da upoređujete mašinice. Kakav je "start-up"? koiko dugo se vrti? koliko je teška? kakvi kuglični ležajevi se koriste? Položaj mašinice na ručici štapa i tako dalje.

Sada je verovatno jasno zašto mnogi proizvođači ostavljaju na svojim "float" štapovima dršku bez sedišta za mašinicu. Da li ste ikada pomislili zašto recimo G-Loomis na svoj GLX od 600-700 dolara stavlja plastične prstenove koji bi trebalo da drže mašinicu slične cene, umesto da postave pristojno sedište za istu. Prstenove uglavnom morate dodatno da osigurate "izolir" trakom, ili u Americi popularnom "ductape".

Drška G'Loomis GLX štapa

Sve ovo je neophodno samo zbog jednog veoma bitnog razloga, a to je vaše subjektivo mišljenje i vaš lični doživljaj. Sada ste u mogućnosti da odredite položaj mašinice baš tamo gde vi mislite i osećate kako bi u potpunosti izbalansirli vas štap i potpuno naštimovali instrument vašeg uzivanja.

Oni koji su spremni da na ovu cenu dodaju još malo novca, rešiće se prstenova ako naruče ručno napravljenu dršku baš onakvu kakvu žele.

G Loomis - Ručno napravljena drška uključujući i ručno izrađeno sedište za mašinu

Ručni rad - Vesko

Primetićete da se većina dole navedenih mašinica proizvodi u Engleskoj što je inače i postojbina istih, sa izuzetkom takozvanog "Banjalučkog kola" Ubitačno oružije pecaroša sa Drine. Nešto više o tome možete pogledati ovde na YuCast forumu.

U nekom od narednih prilika upoznaćemo Vas i sa različitim tehnikama zabacivanja, a do tada pogledajmo neke modele i njihove karakteristike.

S obzirom da se radi samo o tehničkim karakteristikama, a ne i o ličnom doživljaju, odlučio sam da ovaj tekst prenesem ovde sa matičnog sajta i da ostavim karakteristike na engleskom jeziku.

BOB JAMES SPECIAL CENTERPIN REEL-Model Y2080

4.5” X 1.0 " quick release spool, manufactured in the UK by JW Young, inspired with the help of Bob James, a highly acclaimed UK fisherman. This centerpin features a low torque spool with a ventilated barrel. Each reel is serial numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity and sheep skin lined storage pouch.

Features

• Body & spool machined from solid aluminum stock
• Double bearings to ensure smooth running
• Removable handles
• On-Off ratchet operated by a radial positioned lever
• Dovetail, Ventilated reel foot made from bar stock aluminum
• Micro adjustable drag system
• Blue-Gray anodized finish
• Line Capacity: holds 100 yds/20 lb backing & 300yds 8 lb mono

Price: $489.99 CAD

BOB JAMES SPECIAL LIGHT CENTERPIN REEL-Models Y2080 & Y2084-

Quick release spool, machined and exposed-through back plate reducing weight of the back plate by 25% of the 4.5" as opposed to the original Bob James, which results to a overall weight reduction of the reel by 10% lightest (if not the lightest centerpin reel in existence). Super-low inertia take-off spool with a ventilated barrel.

Features

• Bodies and spool machined from solid aluminum bar stock
• Double bearings to ensure smooth running
• Removable handles
• On-Off ratchet operated by radial positioned lever
• Micro adjustable drag system
• Silver-Gray anodized finish
• Dovetail, Ventilated rod plate made from bar stock aluminum
• Line Capacity: Holds 100 yds/20lb Backing & 300 yds/8lb. Mono Main Line

Price: $549.99 CAD

JOHN WILSON HERITAGE CENTREPIN REEL-Model Y2000-

Beautiful forest green finish. 4.5” diameter X ¾” wide, equipped with a quick release spool with a solid back plate. Manufactured in the UK by JW Young & son's. Each reel is individually serial numbered with a certificate of authenticity, packaged in a matte black box, and Includes a canvas-sheep fur lined storage pouch.

Features

• Body & spool machined from solid aluminum stock
• Double bearings to ensure smooth running
• Removable handles and line guard
• Switch operated ratchet
• Micro adjustable drag system
• Dark-green anodized finish
• Line capacity: holds 50 yds/20 lb backing & 300yds 8 lb mono

Price: $489.99 CAD

RAY WALTON ROLLING CENTERPIN REEL-Model MKIIY4050-

The pinnacle of Centrepin performance and versatility. Unique side-casting action by a button-released pivoted reel foot, which rotates drum 90 degrees in either side and cast off like a surf reel when needed. Great for fishing large rivers, BC casting or for even for your next trip to the surf down south. A classic JW Young & Sons Centerpin reel with "new" added features makes this reel a prized possession and collectible. Limited production. Uniquely supplied in a canvas pouch, complete with serial number and certificate of authenticity. Available in black or silver finish.

Features

• 3 ¾ X 1” @ 91/2 ounce/270g weight
• Radial operated on/off clicker, non-ventilated back plate
• Quick release, ventilated,cast-tapered spool with twin ball bearings.
• Tapered and removable handles fitted with unique O-ring line keeps.
• Beautiful silver anodized finish for protection
• Lightweight aluminum rod plate machined from bar stock

Price: $649.99 CAD

JW YOUNG PURIST II CENTERPIN REEL-Model Y2031-

4” in diameter and 1” wide drum. Supplied in a fur-lined canvas zippered pouch, black matte box and certificate of authenticity. Ideal small diameter sized centrepin, when looking to mate up with shorter float rods.

Features

• Machine cut aluminum drum and back plate
• Switch operated ratchet
• Quick release spool with end-float adjustment
• Machine cut & anodized rod plate
• Double roller bearings w/adjustable micro drag
• Removable line guard & quick release spool
• Individually serial numbered

This model is discontinued: 1 reel remain in stock! ...Now Specially Priced!

Price: $419.99 CAD

JW YOUNG PURIST II CENTERPIN REEL-Model Y2051-

4.5” X 7/8, quick release spool. This model is the same as the Purist II Y2041, except it has a wider drum, which might be preferred by the large-handed fisherman, for a more comfortable feel and drum control. Each reel is individually serial numbered & packaged in a black matte box with a certificate of authenticity and includes a complementary black neoprene storage pouch.

Features

• Bodies and spool machined from solid aluminum bar stock
• Double bearings to ensure smooth running
• Removable handles and line guard
• On-Off ratchet operated by switch regulator
• Micro adjustable drag system
• Anodized finish
• Line capacity: Holds 100 yds/20lb backing & 300 yds/8lb. mono main line

Price: $489.99 CAD

JW YOUNG PURIST II CENTERPIN REEL-Model Y2041-

4.5” X ¾” quick release narrow-spool, boasting heirloom quality and the original Young's reel for north american float fishermen from the JW Young line-up of centerpin's. Each reel is individually serial numbered, and comes with a certificate of authenticity black matte box and a neoprene storage pouch.

Note: some 2041's come packaged with a young's logo neoprene pouch, but it does not fit around the rod for transport due to its small size suitable just to store the reel.

Features

• Body & spool machined from solid aluminum stock
• Double bearings to ensure smooth running
• Removable line guard and handles
• On-Off ratchet
• Micro adjustable drag system
• Anodized finish
• Line Capacity: 100 yds/20 lb backing & 300 yds/8 lb mono


Price:
$489.99 CAD

AERODEX CENTREPIN REEL-Model Y2900-

JW Young & sons Aerodex reel represents the ultimate in quality, simplicity and affordability. This makes this reel the choice for the angler on a budget and without having to sacrifice the quality that Young’s reels provide. The simple design of the Aerodex makes this reel extremely rugged and simple to maintain, but still has the stamp of approval from Mr Young.

Features

• Machine cut aluminum drum & back plate
• Rear positioned switch operated ratchet
• Quick release spool with end-float adjustment
• Machine cut black aluminum foot
• Beautiful silver-script anodized finish
• Dual stainless sealed-bearings
• Removable handles & shorter in design
• 4.5” diameter x ¾” wide @ 215g weight
• Drum width x depth = 21.5mm x 10.5mm

This model is discontinued: 1 reel remains in stock! Now Specially Priced!

Price: $309.99 CAD

THE KINGPIN CENTERPIN REEL

The Kingpin centerpins are available in two series. All reels are designed, machined and hand-assembled in the United Kingdom by K & W Engineering to high-precision military tolerances and flawless quality. The Kingpin reel offers exceptional balance, low torque spin, via dual stainless steel shielded abec 5 roller bearings.Kingpins have a unique radial-positioned clicker lever. which is easily engaged for rigging, and is rigid enough to hold firm during transport at riverside. All Kingpins, with the exception of the Classic come fully ported (additional porting in the base and inner wall of spool where the line rests) this promotes extra-lightness when handling the reel. A solid back plate deters debris and grit interference while handling the reel in the harsh elements. All Kingpin models are backed by a three-year parts warranty.

Gold Series Centerpins -These are Kingpins top of the line, depicted as models Sovereign 478, Royalty 478 , Regal 450 and Regency 378 ...what do the numbers mean? 478: 4 7/8", 450: 4 1/2" or 378: 3 7/8" depicts overall spool diameter of each model. All models come fully ported as described above to promote lightness of the reel. Special extraction tools for any maintenance included.

Bronze Series Centerpins -There is only one model in this series, depicted as the Classic 450. This model traces the roots and evolution of the Kingpin dynasty, as was originally refered to as the Arnold King Pin. Thie reel is elegantly engineered and simple, excellent choice for all anglers on a budget. Robustly built and fitted with upgraded ABEC 5 stainless steel bearings. A true workhorse! Answering all demands you may put on it.

Model Description:
Sovereign: 478 ....Spoke porting on the face of the spool, known as the kingpin 5" inch. This model is best suited for steelheaders looking for fast retrieve of longer drifts, fishing medium to large size rivers and added balance for longer rods.

Royalty: 478 ....Traditional Finger bore porting on the face of the spool. With the Royalty you have the advantage of being able to use your fingers in the holes for line retrieval. The Royalty centrepin reel is identical in size/design to the Sovereign model with difference only to the look of the spool face.

Regal: 450 ....The Regal possesses the same rigorous specification standards as the 4 7/8” reel with a lower cost and measures slightly smaller diameter drum at 4.5" This model is the most popular with anglers that may have smaller hands. Every reel in the Gold Series has fittings made of premium quality brass, hand-polished to the strictest standards and treated with special protective oil that penetrates the metal, guarding it for longer from the elements. Like the Royalty, the enlarged hole design allows the option of easy line retrieval with the fingers. The edges are perfectly radiused to eliminate the chance of cutting your finger.

Regency: 378 ...This may be the the smallest reel on the market. Traditional finger bore ported spool. Look into this reel, when pairing-up with a 9 -11ft float rod, hiking to smaller creeks and tribs with tight overhanging branches, and targeting steel or summer float-drifting for residents, brookies and browns.

Classic: 450 ...Elegantly engineered and simple, this reel is great for all anglers on a budjet, and is very robust, fitted with upgraded ABEC 5 stainless steel bearings and is a true workhorse answering all demands put on it.

Price: $439.99 - 599.99 CAD

 

ROSS FLOW CENTER PIN REELS

Two years of design and development has gone into the design for the Flow Centerpin - a modern rendition of the centerpin reel. This reel is SMOOTH! Precision machining, high quality bearings and a perfect balance result in a spool that spins effortlessly and without interruption. Whether you are looking for the perfect drag free drift, or the ability to quickly reel in line, the ultra smooth rotation of the spool will make it effortless. The FLOW also has a revolutionary centerpin quick release locking spool, a smooth moving on/off cam lever switch to engage and fully disengage the drag clicker and a unique symmetrical spool design that eliminates the need for re-spooling line when converting the reel from left-hand to right-hand retrieve. Add in water shedding grooves on the spool edge to help fight big, fast running fish and you have the industry's most advanced centerpin reel, the likes of which have never been seen before! This reel has only been available a short time and it is quickly becoming a legend.

Features:

•6061-T6 proprietary aluminum alloy frame & spool
• Drag-Delrin 500AF with impregnated Teflon-polymer that is durable, heat resistant, self-lubricating and maintenance free
• Revolutionary quick release spool design with 2 Precision ball bearings
• On/off cam lever switch to engage and fully disengage the drag clicker
• Tapered spool design to promote the smooth release of line
• Symmetrical spool, eliminates the need for re-spooling line when converting the reel from left-hand to right-hand retrieve
• Removable handle plate
• Water shedding grooves on spool edge
• Spool width: 0.8" Diameter: 4.5" Weight: 8.8oz
• Line capacity: 300yds#8 mono + 100yds#20 backing -or- 300yds#12 mono + 50yds#20 backing

Price: $359.99 CAD

RAVEN VECTRA SST-3 FLOAT REEL-Ported Spool-

The Raven Vectra SST-3 reaches a new level of precision machining with its fully ported spool and arbor, making it the lightest float reel on the market. The SST-3 retains the innovative one piece integral reel foot and back plate design developed by the Raven design team in 2001.  The polished Titanium finish and hi-tech craftsmanship is a perfect match to the high performance Raven IM9 float rods. In addition, Raven proudly offers the original owner a five (5) year warranty against manufacturing defects, fully backed by their unparalleled customer service.

Features

• Aircraft grade aluminum
• Color: Titanium, Diameter: 4 1/2", Weight: 6.7 oz
• Adjustable tension screw
• Ergonomic rounded rim
• Re-enforced machined arbor
• Twin shielded bearings
• Integral reel foot and back plate
• High strength stainless steel spindle
• Low profile On/Off ratchet
• Line capacity 200 yards 8lb line, 50 yards backing
• Protective neoprene pouch included 

Price: $299.99 CAD

RAVEN VECTRA SST-2 FLOAT REEL

The evolution of the VECTRA continues into its fourth generation, the SST-2. The high speed retrieve handle was re-designed with center spokes for a more ergonomic retrieve. The total weight of the reel has been reduced to an enviable 7.6oz. From the "grit removing" inner edge on the back plate to a new easy to use low profile clicker knob, every aspect of the reel was reviewed and improved where possible. In the tradition of the Raven Vectra SST, you can be assured of cutting edge design and dependable performance. The bronze finish and light weight of the SST-2 makes it the perfect match to high performance Raven IM8 range of rods. In addition, Raven proudly offers the original owner a five (5) year warranty against manufacturing defects, fully backed by their unparalleled customer service.

Features

• Machined from Aircraft grade aluminum
• Color: Polished bronze, Diameter: 4 1/2", Weight: 8.4 oz
• Adjustable tension screw
• Ergonomic rounded rim
• Re-enforced machined arbor
• Twin shielded bearings
• Integral reel foot and back plate
• High strength stainless steel spindle
• Low profile On/Off ratchet
• Line capacity 200 yards 8lb line, 50 yards backing
• Protective neoprene pouch included

Price: $269.99 CAD

MATRIX XL 5.0" FLOAT REEL

The same sleek, ergonomic design of the MATRIX float reel only bigger.  The 5.0" diameter offers quicker line retrieve and balances perfectly with long rods.  The ultimate compliment for the Raven 15' IM8 and IM9 rods. Features an adjustable "coin slot" front cap tension screw to make on the river adjustments a breeze. In addition, Raven proudly offers the original owner a one (1) year warranty against manufacturing defects, fully backed by their unparalleled customer service.

Features

• Aircraft grade aluminum
• Color: Polished Bronze or Polished Titanium, Diameter: 5 ", Weight: 10.3 oz
• Coin Slot adjustable tension screw -makes river-side adjustments a breeze
• Twin shielded bearings
• Integral low profile reel foot
• High strength stainless steel spindle
• On/Off ratchet
• Line capacity 275 yards 8lb line, 50 yards backing

Price: $249.99 CAD

MATRIX FLOAT REEL

The sleek, ergonomic design of the MATRIX float reel offers incredible value. Designed with function in mind, it features a solid spool and back plate that prevents debris from entering the reel, and an ergonomic low profile reel foot and back plate. In addition, Raven proudly offers the original owner a one (1) year warranty against manufacturing defects, fully backed by their unparalleled customer service.

Features

• Aircraft grade aluminum
• Color: Light Bronze or Polished Titanium, Diameter: 4 3/8", Weight: 7.9 oz
• adjustable tension screw
• Twin shielded bearings
• Integral low profile reel foot
• High strength stainless steel spindle
• On/Off ratchet
• Line capacity 200 yards 8lb line, 50 yards backing

Price: $189.99 CAD

SPAHR CENTERPIN REEL 4.5" & 4.75" -Model 1212-

Custom made in Ontario, Canada by John Spahr. Available in 4.5” and 4.75" diameter X 5/8" wide. Johns reels offer tight -true tolerances and are beautifully balanced. The spahr is truly a reel "made for fishing" as John puts it and each one of these reels receives individual attention to top performance and detail prior to leaving John's shop.

Features

• T6 Aluminum billet-anodized finish
• ABEC class dual roller-shielded bearings
• Solid back plate & capped finger bores-keeps harsh elements at bay.
• Easy disassembly for maintenance when needed.
• Shallow spool-holds 220 yds/8lb line-no backing required.
• Rear mounted ratchet-Stainless steel spindle

Price: $389.99 CAD

SPAHR CENTERPIN REEL 5" -Model 1212-

Custom made in Ontario, Canada by John Spahr. 5” X 5/8" diameter, tight tolerances and beautifully balanced. The spahr is truly a reel "made for fishing" as John puts it and each one of these reels receives individual attention to top performance and detail prior to leaving John's shop.

Features

• T6 Aluminum billet-anodized finish
• ABEC class dual roller-shielded bearings
• Solid back plate & capped finger bores-keeps harsh elements at bay.
• Easy disassembly for maintenance when needed.
• Holds 250 yds/8lb line-no backing required.
• Rear mounted ratchet-Stainless steel spindle

Price: $399.99 CAD

OKUMA SHEFFIELD SIRATA CENTREPIN REEL-Model SRT 1002-

The New Okuma Sheffield Sirata centerpin has all the features of it's close relative, the Okuma Sheffield S1002, but with the exception of one key feature ...a new and innovative Center-Disk Drag System. This system allows you to fight fish without having to pressure-lock the spool with your fingers as in traditional centerpins. It's easy to use, first by setting the drag on the reel, and keeping in the off position while casting and drifting. Upon hooking as fish, just turn to the on position to engage for fish control. This Drag works flawless, exerting line in a smooth-even manner and with loads of fish-holding power to spare upon loading the drag. All drag system mechanisms are comprised of all metal components (visible) i.e. clicker assembly, sprocket, anti-re lever and capsulated which should minimize grit interference in the field. Drag is silent with a soft audible click upon retrieve when engaged. Spool diameter is 4.5" , line spooling capacity at 275 yards of 8 pound line with 50 yards of 20 pound backing. Comes only in silver-bronze color, with a low-glis gold reel foot and drag lever
Note: The Sirata is suitable only for left hand retrieve

Features

• Precision CNC machined aluminum spool & plate
• Stainless steel shaft
• Twin German precision HPB stainless ball bearings
• Fully ported plate & spool with exposed rim for control
• On/Off ratchet
• Innovative drag system
• Neoprene reel cover included

Price: $439.99 CAD

 

OKUMA AVENTA CENTERPIN -Model VT1002-

Great value and performance offered in this quality centerpin by Okuma. Precision tolerances machined from aluminum aluminum bar-stock one piece ported frame and spool. Spool can easily be removed for riverside maintenance and cleaning using no tools due to a knurled finger-tension spindle bolt.

Features

• 4.5” diameter
• Stainless steel shaft
• Dual stainless steel shielded bearings
• Dark bronze anodized finish
• On/Off ratchet
• On/off the rod Neoprene reel case included
• Line Capacity: Backing @ 50 yds/20lb Main Line @ 275 yds/8lb. Mono

Price: $179.99 CAD

OKUMA SHEFIELD CENTERPIN - MODEL S1002-

4.5” drum, designed and engineered in Germany as stated in the package. Ported back plate and spool with exceptional balance and spin not seen in this price range. Durable construction and good looks as well. Available in Black, Gold, Silver as per selection bellow.

Features

• Bodies and spool machined from solid aluminum bar stock
• Double roller German precision HPB bearings
• Removable handles
• On-Off ratchet
• Rich gold anodized finish
• On/off the rod neoprene reel case included

Price: $249.99 CAD

STREAMSIDE FL478 CENTERPIN REEL

A popular model amongst steelheaders. This centrepin offers great value and performance. It features an extremely smooth & effortless low-torque spin, true machining, tight tolerances and all the characteristics looked for in a reel to handle fast retrieve on long drifts fishing medium to large rivers. Spool is easily removed for any cleaning, should routine maintenance be required. Made in Korea

Features

• Precision machined
• Aluminum spool & back plate
• Wood handles
• Titanium anodized finish
• 4.5” X .75" diameter, weight: 12oz
• spool capacity: 100 yds/20lb backing & 300 yds/8lb line

Price: $259.99 CAD