Wasnt super impressed, nice reel but has resistance while trying to reel and needs a larger handle.
First, I love this reel. I’ve used it surf fishing in Mexico for 2 seasons and it is smooth as butter when reeling in fish. Nothing big so far, but I have no doubt it will perform flawlessly for anything I catch from the Sea of Cortez and other waters I’ll fish. My only concern is that it doesn’t fling the bait or lures quite as far as I would’ve expected. I realize the spool setup is not like long distance casting reels, but hoped it would be a bit farther without having to put all my weight into it. I except that many things go into distance casting including the rod, line and technique so I imagine it’s not just the reel. In any case, the reel is far superior to any reel in this price range and many that are more expensive and for what you pay, you get a great reel. Unless something breaks down unexpectedly, I’ll likely buy more of these reels, sized to different rods and fishing locations.
Haventbused the reel yet but i have an older generation version that i love and still use...shipping was quick now i just gotta find the time to fish
Solid reel, almost a Stradik fk minus couple bearings which I added from shimano site.