This is probably the lightest baitcasting reel I have ever used, coming in at only 5.7 ounces. Despite that, it is a highly durable piece of equipment while also being supremely corrosion resistant. It's made almost entirely of carbon fiber and aluminum.
It also offers a surprising amount of power – up to 16.5 pounds of drag, great for the size of all the models on offer, though some have different specs. The 11 ball bearings, also corrosion shielded, provide a really smooth drag too. In addition to that, the gear ratio of 6.3:1 fits perfectly with all the other specs making it great for reeling in smaller to medium fish.
Another great feature that I liked, just like in one of the other reels, is the magnetic brakes, which offer a lot of control and accuracy. The instant stop anti-reverse feature also helps with that.
Besides the magnetic brakes, this reel also has centrifugal brakes, and handling both at the same time might be a challenge for some – it was for me.
Otherwise, this reel has very few real downsides. It squeaks a bit at times and needs to be greased rather often, but that’s about it.
The largest sticking point, however, is the asking price. Since carbon fiber is a costly material, it makes sense that this product costs a lot, and it is a quality reel, but the price still might be a bit too steep for some - especially for a smaller reel like this.