Heck I've done 2 video reviews on this reel...!!!
April 13, 2015
And weekly the Youtube reviews I have done on my channel still have me answering questions. NOTHING.....really NOTHING in a star drag levelwind reel can compare to plain simple usefullness of this reel. It's bullet proof. I own now 24 of these and have them in service on my charter boats and they have never let me down. They catch 100 pounders as easily as a 3 pounder. I sent Shimano a letter once saying. "PLEASE do not drop the ball and stop making these reels...or I'll freak!"
No reel will keep on reeling in fish as good as these.
Pros:I can break one down to "parade rest" in a NY minute and have it cleaned and ready to go in minutes. I'm talking all apart!
No bearings except one in the handle to worry about. Grease them do what ever you want! Dunk them in saltwater and then dunk them in fresh and keep on fishing.
Cons:If you want glitz and glamour and want to impress someone then move on. If you want to impress someone with intelligence then buy these. No clicking adjustment on drag star is a extra I wish they had. Other than that......I wish they came in a Triton 50 size, half as small as the 100 size.
I'd buy 24 more if I could get even smaller ones.