August 22, 2014
Cheap, and flawless when the dogs and drags are upgraded and greased with cals. My favorite live bait fishing reel for here on the west coast from anchovies to sardines. 300 yards of your favorite 65# spectra fits perfect to any 5 to 10 foot topshot of flouro from 20-50lbs. Incredibly versatile, IMO get one cheap and go kill something!
I also use this reel jigging in fl and as my short bait on the kite. Very, very versitile.
Fits 300 yards of 65# spectra perfect
Upgrades are cheap and worth it
Cons:Upgrade to cals drags n grease them
Upgrade to trinidad dc pawl, it will now click
These aren't really cons however, every other reel in this class has silent dogs that do fail and can't be upgraded. And now it clicks so if it ever stops you know something is wrong before you go fishing.