January 10, 2014
Honestly, I wanted to give this reel a 4.5 but obviously I can't do that. The only reason I give it that score instead of a solid 5 is because for the price I thought the reel would be a little smoother. Having said that though, the reel is still VERY smooth so don't think that it's not, I just said "for the price..." Anyway to me what is most impressive about this reel is the sheer look of it AND the fact that it weighs less than 10 oz. with a max at above 20 lbs. I mean that is seriously impressive! On top of that I also like how the reel comes braid ready because personally for inshore and saltwater fishing in general I like to use braid as my spool line. I also like that it is a sealed bearing system which is a very helpful feature in a reel, especially when saltwater/brackish water fishing. Personally, for a $180 I feel this reel is well worth it do it's performance and it's amazing look.
Sealed Ball Bearings*
Weight + Drag Capability*
Cons:The only con is that I expected it to be a little more smooth for the price but like I said, it is still a very smooth reel.