Nice reel, nice price

Reviewed by Anonymous from Fayetteville, Arkansas, U. S. A. on Sunday, June 26, 2016
I ordered this reel several months ago but was not able to use it until June.. I caught jack and some other fish with this. For the positive; This reel coupled with an appropriate rod casts a long distance with very little effort. I cast across canals in Marco Island, Florida without trying. It cast so far the first time I was really pleased. It handled the pressure of the jacks without an issue. The fit and finish is excellent and the extra spool that came with it is a nice bonus. The folding handle is nice for packing for a trip.

It worked equally as well on the beach making casts.

The size of the 5500 Emcast is large so check the specs before you order one. I do not consider it a negative but some may, especially if your cramming all your gear into carry on.

On the negative column: I experienced a bird's nest using this reel, just once, but it ended an early evening fishing foray until I untangled it. However for the money one could do worse. This is the only category I would mark this reel down in.
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