Good Idea in a Bad Design
February 21, 2015
It casts like a rocket, as advertised. Unfortunately, it is not sealed in any way, and cannot survive the rigors of surf casting. My reel was starting to grind in less than 4 months. Shimano's customer service has been less than stellar. Unless you are prepared to break the reel down, clean its interior parts, and grease/re-oil the gears and bearings at least weekly, don't waste your money.
Cons:Not suitable for the rigors of surf fishing.