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Dolphin Electric Vs Hooker Reels - what's the difference?

Old 04-08-2019, 09:10 AM
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Default Dolphin Electric Vs Hooker Reels - what's the difference?

Anyone with experience on both? What's the difference between them?
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:45 AM
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was following this hoping there'd be some responses, but maybe the question is a little too broad?
They both use the same reels (Internationals, Tiagras, Avets), but the motors are oriented differently. The Hookers are more compact, probably weigh less, too. But for fishing out of a rod holder, I see no problems with the Dolphin design.
The Hookers seem to have way more bells and whistles as options. The Dolphins appear to be pretty much on/off.
The Dolphins are a decent amount less expensive, too.
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Thanks coores, I'd agree with everything you said. Would love to find someone with experience on the dolphin
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Thanks coores, I'd agree with everything you said. Would love to find someone with experience on the dolphin
What are you using it for. That matters quite a bit.
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say 80% bottom fishing 20% deep dropping for swords
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Hooker is variable speed while keeping same amount of drag
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translation for stupid guy who does this with great rarirty ?
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translation for stupid guy who does this with great rarirty ?
variable speed is nice, but not entirely necessary. The LP S1200 was single speed for years and still garnered all of the accolades as the best.
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The hooker has a knob on the left side that controls the speed.

the dolphin (at least the one I have) has an on off toggle switch and you control the retrieve speed by letting the drag slip more or less.
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I have 2 dolphins with vsw50
they have performed flawlessly
i like the narrow design
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Does dolphin have a level wind or line counter option?
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:11 AM
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Differences- Hooker electric is direct drive through gears, small brushless motor. Dolphin is large, brushed motor driven by a chain. Both do a good job of "electrifying" a reel that was never meant to have a motor put on it in the first place. I don't believe dolphin offers a levelwind. Putting a levelwind on a conventional big game reel is difficult, if not impossible conventionally to do correctly because of the shape of the spool (tapered on each end). Line counter in this case is driven off the levelwinder if I'm not mistaken.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
variable speed is nice, but not entirely necessary. The LP S1200 was single speed for years and still garnered all of the accolades as the best.
2-speed. They've always been 2 speed. Thats the blue button HI/LOW.
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2-speed. They've always been 2 speed. Thats the blue button HI/LOW.
sorry, that's what I meant. Not variable speed was my main point.
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