Casting distance is impressive


If you get the wind behind you when making a long cast, you can just about hit your backing knot with the Concept C2. This has made it a go-to reel for me whenever I’m covering a bunch of water with hard reaction baits. I love to run down the banks in small pockets in the fall and chuck a lipless crankbait around and this has made that technique a lot more efficient for me.

It’s also worth noting that this isn’t a reel that needs constant tinkering with its settings. I have a few buddies who are always in the back of my boat turning knobs for what seems like forever; they hardly ever make a cast. I’ve found that it’s not necessary with this reel. It took me a minute or two to get it set up out of the box and I don’t think I’ve touched the settings since then. It handles lure weight changes with ease and backlashes aren’t a problem.