October 27, 2014
I bought two of these reels after reading some of the review of the Spinfisher V and the problems with that models gears. The Conflict doesn't profess to be water resistant and I don't treat this reel as if it is. The reel is very smooth with a good and smooth drag. If your take apart the reel,you will see that Penn was a bit stingy witt the grease so you may want to relube these with some good marine grease. The one wish I have is that I wish that is that the bail is too easy to open and close. In some of the models of Penn reels, you must close the bail manually. I think this is not a bad feature and I wish this model had that feature. The one other drawback is the EVA handle. I wish Penn had used a more durable material.