Easily adjustable for hassle-free casting


Anyone who knows me knows how much I get frustrated at finicky casting reels. If I’m paying good money for a reel, I shouldn’t have to monkey around with its settings for an hour to be able to skip a boat dock with it. And guess what? If I want to switch the weight of my jig or Texas rig, I have to start all over.

With that being said, I pay really close attention to castability when I’m testing a new reel. After unpackaging the Concept A2 and spooling it with some 15-pound fluorocarbon, I was skipping boat docks within a minute or two. It’s not one of those moody reels that you have to constantly baby and mess with all day long. You take it out of the box, set it up however you like it and start casting.

I really like how it handles weight and lure changes, too. For instance, I was skipping a 1/2-ounce jig a few weeks ago and I kept getting short strikes for some reason. I decided to downsize to a 3/8-ounce jig and I didn’t even have to touch the brakes or tension knob on the Concept A2. Not only does it reduce frustration and make me more efficient, but it also makes me more apt to make those small, key adjustments throughout the day.