Excellent Salt Water Spinning Rod & Reel for Smaller Fighters
October 30, 2014
I was very happy with this rod and reel combo from the word go. I went out to the Kelp Beds not far off of Point Loma (San Diego, CA). I would estimate that this rod and reel would be good for catching fish - up to - approximately 15 Lbs. or so - with the drag being tested to the max with a 20 pound, hard fighting fish. The rod and reel casted far and accurately - to the kelp patties. The rod got completely bent over - and some of the fights were looking pretty iffy - but the rod and reel got the job done, and I never got broke off (I was using 20 Lb. mono). Mark
Pros:Excellent Salt water Rod and Reel for a fair price. The free lining flip thing worked well with live bait off the Kelp Beds. Thank you Tackle Direct for spooling it up with the 20 Lb. mono - it worked great.
Cons:None that I can think of as of yet. I just do not expect this type of reel (spinning) to be able to hold up against bigger, (25 Lb. +) tougher yellowfin, dorado, yellowtail, etc. (but for the smaller fish - it's truly great).