I have not had a pleasant experience with favorite reels so far, I've had 3 of their reels as of today and it went like this. First one was the firestick reel, it jammed first time I hooked a fish with it, lost a decent bass but it happens. Sent it back got replaced with the sickstick reel, it came and looked like it was used,all the screws where loose and the gasket was warn around the spooler, just got the 3rd reel to replace the sick stick and it looks to be in good working order. Have only casted it in the yard as of yet so the real test will be when I hook into a fish with it but in the yard it cast smooth and retrieves without much resistance.
It is so stupid how this reel preforms. This is not a 75$ reel it should be taken down if anything. It is hot garbage
What i like was light weight, larger handle, external brakes. What I did not like was after my first 4 hours of use, there was a loud whining, grounding noise. It does that for about 20 cast, then the next 4 or so cast it is silent again. Then the loud noise again.
The process is done. The reel was sent in on my dime. A new reel was sent back to me. in a very timely manner. It took 4 days from the time I dropped off the reel at the post office for shipping to the time I opened the package for the new one. So far this new reel is what I paid for. It is buttery smooth and feels great. All in all the process was painless except for the return on the customers dime. I can understand having the customer pay for the return shipping until the problem is deemed to be a defect or misuse, after deemed defect there should be a refund or credit posted to their account. especially if under 30 days of ownership. Just my opinion. I will continue to purchase and use Favorite Fishing equipment.
The reel I got does really good, only issue is that while I’m reeling it feels a little rough but that’s not a very big deal to me unless it causes problems in the future!