I’m not very good at estimating distances, but I can comfortably say that you’ll probably out-cast your buddies with this reel. I’ve tested it with weightless soft plastics, lightweight crankbaits and everything in between and have been incredibly impressed by its casting distance. I even had a stranger troll up to me on the water and ask which reel I was using: He said I was pitching further than he can cast.
The 4-pin, 27-position SpeedCast Adjustable Centrifugal Braking system makes quick lure changes a breeze, too. This isn’t a temperamental reel by any stretch of the imagination. Just one or two quick “test casts” and you’ll be able to enjoy backlash-free casting with just about any lure in your boat.