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Fin-Nor Primal Lever Drag Reels

Fin-Nor Primal Lever Drag Reels

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7.3:1456+1320/1413.715/30$199.99 USD
5.8:1366+1320/1413.715/30$199.99 USD
7.3:1456+1450/1414.115/30$199.99 USD
5.8:1366+1450/1414.115/30$199.99 USD
Fin-Nor Primal Lever Drag Reels are small and light weight reels. The focus of these reels is light tackle and braided line usage. They are made with heavy duty all aluminum construction along with a powerful MEGADRAG system for the toughest species.

  • Super Strong Sealed MegaDrag Achieves 15lbs at Strike and up to 30 lbs max with ultra smooth performance
  • Heavy duty stainless steel gears
  • MegaShield: Keeps reel protected and corrosion free
  • MegaLock Anti-Reverse: For extreme stopping power with pawl-and-ratchet back-up clutch for that boost of confidence
5 Stars based on 2 reviews
By Fernando
Perth Amboy
December 23, 2017
I own many different kinds of reels, (Shimano, Abu Garcia, Avet, Omotto, Penn, etc...) You get the picture. I own several Fin Nor product, Marquesa, Lethals, spinners and conventional. I've never been disappointed with the quality or the performance, or the VALUE! You get lots of reel for the money. I'd definitely recommend the Primal!
ProsLight, powerful and sexy looking!
ConsNone yet.
By Harry
Stuart, FL
Exceptionally Tiny Reel That Still Seems To Be A Well Designed & Built Powerhouse!
December 15, 2017
I was very unhappy with the amount of back-play and the level of "clunkiness" while reeling that I found with the Fin-Nor Lethal LTL16's & LTL20's I had originally purchased. For a reel that is advertised as having a "continuous anti-reverse" 1/4" (or more) of back-play and frequent "clunks" while reeling just aren't acceptable --at least in my mind. These issues were bound to be especially problematic for the high-speed jigging application I had intended for the LTL16's.

So, I returned the LTL20's and "traded up" the LTL16's for 2 of the new Primal PR12HS's. What a difference! These reels have essentially 0" of back-play and are a pleasure to work with.

And they are TINY and weigh only 14 oz as well! No one --including myself-- would ever look at these reels and expect them to be capable of holding 440 yards of 50lb braid while also providing a ~30lb drag system and taking up 45 inches of line per turn. Yet they do all of that.

I don't enough data at this time to allow me to make any conclusions on the reliability of these reels, but they look and feel solid and the workmanship & finish seem top-notch as well.

By the way, as far as Fin-Nor is concerned, I believe they use what is, at best, a confusing set of terminology for their anti-reverse systems (ARS) that really needs to be clarified by them. As described above, the Lethal series reels also claim to have a "continuous anti-reverse system". To me, that implies no back-play and a completely smooth reeling process. Yet that is just not the case with the Lethals; their A-R bearings just aren't capable of supporting zero back-play.

The ARS built in to the Primals, on the other hand, most definitely fits my definition of being "continuous": 0" of handle back-play, and it was very difficult to get any sort of "clunk" out of them.

So, how is one to know which reels are truly fitted with a "continuous" ARS? it's actually pretty simple. If the product is described as having a "MegaLock" anti-reverse then it is a true, continuous, 0" back-play, ARS. Otherwise it is not.

At least that is my determination after reading a lot of Fin-Nor's data sheets, specs, and literature and also having several different sets of Lethals (16's & 20's), one pair of Primals (12HS's), and a pair of Mega Lite (MLS 40) spinners to evaluate.

I am very happy with the Primals and the Mega Lite spinners. The Lethals? There might be some applications where they would prove useful, but personally I can't find any.
ProsSmooth, 0" back-play, anti-reverse system. Solid feel, excellent finish.
ConsMore sizes are needed (mostly, larger ones).
6 Questions & 7 Answers
Ahmed Tawfik Albannan
from cairo, egypt asked:
May 12, 2019
Hello there , i'm intending to buy the 12 size high speed for slow pitch jigging and don't know which rod would fit ? also , is it all around reel that i can use for other techniques or just for jigging ?
2 Answers

You can use this for slow pitching, jigging for flounder, pitching lures 

Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 24, 2019
The tsunami slow pitch rod would work great with this reel and the reel is very versatile so many different techniques can be used. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 24, 2019

from ringwood, NJ asked:
April 25, 2019
Will the reel seat fit on a Maxel Platinum slow pitch rod?

Thank you

1 Answer
Yes, you won't have a problem getting that reel to fit. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 1, 2019

from Hawaii asked:
December 22, 2018
Will the reel seat fit in A Shimano trevala rod?
1 Answer
The Primal will fit the Trevala reel seat.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 22, 2018

from usa asked:
October 24, 2017
when is this real coming out. and what is the optimum rod for this reel
1 Answer
The pr10LS availability will be available sometime in November all the other models should be available at the end of October. As far as a rod is concerned it depends on what type of fishing your going to be doing and what reel exactly you want to match it up with. If you'd like you can contact us at 1-888-354-7335 and we would be more then happy to help you with your selection.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 25, 2017

from Fayetville asked:
May 6, 2018
Is this reel good for casting on a surf rod?
1 Answer
It is not recommended for casting on a surf rod.
Submitted by: Rebecca on May 9, 2018

Tarek abadan
from Lebanon asked:
December 23, 2017
Good morning. Only left hand or right hand available plz send me on Thanks for supporting for tho model PR12HS
1 Answer
The Fin Nor Primals are R/H crank.
Submitted by: Donald on December 23, 2017


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