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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by rxflyfisher from Delaware on Monday, December 19, 2016
    Not sure how helpful this will be since I ordered 2 and was reduced to the last one available. It is definitely a quality built reel even though it is a starter reel. It is great for 7 - 8 weight lines and will make a great reel for someone getting started in saltwater fly fishing. Someone with the Saltwater Anglers of Delaware club in Lewes, DE is going to get a real bargain on this reel. It will be added to our annual fund-raiser raffle.
  • Reviewed by funny lookin flyfisherman from Oregon on Saturday, October 22, 2016
    The second time out using this rod it snapped the end piece on a back cast... I don't think this speaks for the rods in general, I think I may have had a defect. However, Ross charges a $50 fee on anything you send back to have warrantied... Which is more than I paid for the rod to begin with. I really did enjoy the way if felt and could lay line down in pocket water and along runs in tight streams. I'll definitely be giving it another shot if they come back in stock and go on sale again. It would have been 5 stars for sure had it not broke, and I run into issues trying to warranty it. Just thought I'd give a heads up on that end!

    Side note - it pairs well with the lower end Ross reels that STP carries. They're light and durable, after the rod broke I threw the reel on another rod and it has been great!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lawrence Flyaker from San Mateo, CA on Friday, October 14, 2016
    This is a basic, no frills, cast reel. Drag is offset disk type. Weak drag, but you can always Palm for additional drag. Easy rinse out maintenance. Slight click. I wish it were louder.
    Finish is a dull, matte finish.
    Basic reel billed as saltwater capable.
    Ross is a good reel company, but reason I bought this.
    For the sale price, it can't be beat. I bought 2 so I could change out spools and have a backup.

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