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!
I got this reel in a combo at dicks with the defender pole 7’5. Now I’m newer to casting reels and rods so it did take me a bit to get use to how they work but let me tell you once I figured it out it was amazing so smooth when I cast and works great when bringing in those largemouth! I just bought a LIT reel and am hoping for it to be just as good!