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Old 01-31-2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Would the Daiwa electric reels fit in an Orca holders? Thanks

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I must reply to this one. I lost a new Daiwa electric reel on the drop to a Scotty Orca.

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I use Strikers for 'heavy' rods. Orcas are fine for bottom fish and salmon.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:20 PM   #4
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I’ve gone to Strikers and use leashes for halibut.
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:25 PM   #5
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Another vote for strikers. I've not gone to a leash yet. After a friend dropped a tuna rod (tuna attached) overboard last year, I could have used a leash for him. The look on his face wasn't priceless though - I knew exactly what the cost was.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:18 AM   #6
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I carry both on board as some like the Striker some the Orca. For me the Orca works great for Salmon and Sturgeon if I was out for Tuna or Halibut I would roll out the Strikers. Although I've put a lot strain on an Orca Sturgeon fishing to the point of breaking a pole before I could get to the rod and the Orca never budged.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:59 AM   #7
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We use both the orcas are a little small with a Tanacom 750 and halibut pole but if you position it just right they work and it’s much easier to get the rod out compared to the Stryker!


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I use Strikers with my Tanacom 1000s reels with Shakespeare Tidewater Rods. But whomever is assigned to a rod is required to keep hands on.


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Old 02-02-2020, 06:11 PM   #9
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I lost 4 rods to the Orca's when they first came out. Scotty claims they have changed the design, but I lost all confidence in them. Burnewiin's are the best for the tanacoms but it takes a little modification. Strikers are my second pick.
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Striker it is then, thanks a bunch guy.
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:32 AM   #11
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I can't imagine having a Halibut on the line of a rod sitting in an Orca. I tried 2 different sets of Orcas last year salmon fishing. They all would pull out of the base without opening. All 4 did this repeatedly. Replaced with Folbe jrs. and problem solved.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:08 AM   #12
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Just so you guys all know plastic pole holders can’t be trusted a three dollar dog leash usually can be trusted and if your rod holders are built into the boat you have to actually flip the vessel for the pole to come out just my two cents. I will say I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a guy on the radio say they just lost a fishing pole
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:32 AM   #13
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I can't imagine having a Halibut on the line of a rod sitting in an Orca. I tried 2 different sets of Orcas last year salmon fishing. They all would pull out of the base without opening. All 4 did this repeatedly. Replaced with Folbe jrs. and problem solved.

Your problem was the base it was not the newer locking unit. I can't imagine getting the Orca out of the bases without pushing in the unlock button. I can't tell you how many times I've watched invited fisherman on my boat try to move or remove the rod holder and finally ask I think your road holder is stuck in the base. I just point to the button and say try pushing that in.
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Your problem was the base it was not the newer locking unit. I can't imagine getting the Orca out of the bases without pushing in the unlock button. I can't tell you how many times I've watched invited fisherman on my boat try to move or remove the rod holder and finally ask I think your road holder is stuck in the base. I just point to the button and say try pushing that in.

The Orca's were purchased at a popular Tri Cities store's tackle department last fall. The little tab that extends out when the button was released only just extended out of the slot. I probably should have taken them back for a refund. No issues with the Folbe jrs. and the holes in the base/mounts line up with the Scotty product.


Wonder if the rep would replace the bases if I took them into the Scotty booth at the show.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:28 AM   #15
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I had one out 6 Ocras a hard opener. I called scotty and they shipped me a new one complete with a base. A great company backing their product like that.

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[QUOTE=Soulakala;16249321]I had one out 6 Ocras a hard opener. I called scotty and they shipped me a new one complete with a base. A great company backing their product like that.

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I'll give that a try. Thank you!!!!
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:31 PM   #17
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I must be missing something here. Why would anyone set the drag on a halibut outfit tight enough to break a rod holder?

Is there a reason to have the drag set any tighter than just barely tight enough to keep from losing line on the drift?

At that drag setting one can get the rod out of the holder without a big, unpredictable lunge or, with some rod holders, potentially throwing slack.

That said, if one were to forget to reset the drag to loose before leaving it in the holder, several things could happen, most of them bad.

I really like my Orca's. Just start cranking to make sure it won't get slack if it's bucking, then grab the rod ahead of the holder and pluck it up and out. Simple. no significant change of tension at the most critical time of all.

Now, the fish is on. Just add drag as needed and crank.

The best way to lose a halibut is to yank on it or slack it in the first few seconds of the fight, or any other time before it is in the boat.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:07 PM   #18
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I’ve been happy with my Orcas although the can be a little easy to pinch your hand putting the rod in if your not careful pulling from the top is definitely the trick to getting the rod out smoothly.

The new Scotty bases are much nicer to use no need to rotate the rod holder 180 to lock it in!


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I had one out 6 Ocras a hard opener. I called scotty and they shipped me a new one complete with a base. A great company backing their product like that.

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That's been my experience with them as well. I've been running scotty products for over 20 years.
Anymore I run them exclusively. They've stood behind their products 15+ years later without question and shipped replacement parts for free (including shipping) without question.
With me they've inspired a sense of loyalty I rarely feel.

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I do like Scotty products, even the crab puller. And like Joe said, don't crank the drag full on. Just enough to set a hook and then tighten as needed after getting it out of the holder.
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For me the problem came when a family member decided to up the drag since the fish was taking line the last time - a duh moment which I failed to catch until the rod broke. The Scotty was still holding firm.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:49 PM   #22
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I use Strikers for 'heavy' rods. Orcas are fine for bottom fish and salmon.
I've broken both at sea and once in a store.....

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