November 26, 2014
I purchased the smoke 30pti last xmas. smooth like melted butter. After 3 times out notice reel tightening. clean, greased and lubed. ok. 2 times more out and same thing. It was returned. Excellent customer service! New one took about 4 times out and I had enough (my new cabo 40 began to show same symptoms). never soaked, just boat spray and being on the water. Returned both. Cabo fixed and asked to replace smoke w/ new Boca. New Boca works better than the smoke.
I own several older bocas and cabos and never had such issues. They all still in use. I wonder what the actual lifespan of the smoke is???
Pros:lightweight (but does not matter is reel seizes up)
Cons:freshwater reel only. Would not use in salt if I purchased another.