Fin-Nor Primal Lever Drag Reels
- 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
GREAT FOR BLACKFISH.
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.
You can use this for slow pitching, jigging for flounder, pitching lures
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