This reel lives up to the companys reputation
June 5, 2013
I debated very much on a reel. I wanted a live liner style reel and after comparing every model Tackle Direct sells I ventured into the fin nor waters. Fin Nor calls this reel an "entry level" reel. Well I have to say- If this is entry level, I can only imagine how well the rest of their line up is. I will be a Fin Nor customer for life. The reel is very smooth. Cast well. Has a tremendously powerful drag, great finish and holds a lot of line. I accidently dropped my rod in the sand while trying to help my nephews. I was so worried that even though this is a saltwater reel I was surely going to get some grinding. I used a little bit of saltwater to rinse off the bulk of the sand and then grabbed some freshwater and rinsed it the rest of the way. I cast it out a little bit and started reeling it in hoping for the best and sure enough the reel was just as smooth as when I took it out of the box. I was so relieved! Finally I have a reel that can hold up to the fishing it was intended to do.
Pros:Everything- great reel, price and quality! 10 stars!