Smooth, light weight reel
January 5, 2015
I paired this reel with a Shimano SE Teramar 7' rod for light surf fishing. The two are a match made in heaven. Although the rod is limited to the weight it can load adequately, the Symetre handled it all with ease. The largest fish I've landed so far was a 30" striper, but using the right drag setting, the reel had no problem keeping up with the fight. After a quick dunk in the ocean, I quickly found out how sensitive the gear are when just one grain of sand infiltrates the gear box. I had to take it apart, rinse with water, clean all the parts, and re-grease. Works as good as new now!
Pros:Very smooth, easy to handle, absolutely no wind knots.
Cons:Don't get it wet in salt water, as some parts are not completely compatible.