Great bottom fishing reel...
July 21, 2014
As an avid Shimano user, I do have a tendency to be bias during these reviews. Rest assured, I do speak my mind about a product either positive or negative. With this all said, this reel is hands down one of the best reels I have had the pleasure of using!
I primarily use this reel for targeting deep water offshore bottom species. And always jig. This reel is light enough for me to be able to jig all day, every day during a 2 day offshore trip, without me needing Tylenol! Smooth drag and great gear ratio let's me rip my jigs through the water and boat a fish with ease in 300' plus! I have it matched with a Trevela F Butterfly Rod.
If you are not a big fan of the lever drag reels fishing offshore, than this is the reel for you. I would recommend this reel to anyone that prefers star drags and fishes offshore.
Pros:Great price, smooth drag, light weight, versital, ability to fish deep water wreck/reef fishing
Cons:Would like to see Shimano offer a larger power handle