Decent off the shelf reel from Wal-Mart
December 28, 2012
Bought this item on my way to fishing trip as an open item from Wal-Mart. Pretty decent FRC 5000 reel for the 60 I paid for it. Wish I would have gone with 4000 because the 5000 can get a bit heavy. I have used this reel extensively for redfish and trout inshore fishing from land. Some problems with line twist and reel squeaking. Just took apart to re-grease the thing, and now have some handle wobble and grinding where main gear seems to hit on housing. But I have put this reel to the test, and can not complain too much.
Pros:Cost, quality, reputation, performance
Cons:Some line twist, kinda flimsy gearing inside housing and difficult to maintain.