I like the way this reel feels in my hand. Weighing in at 7.5 ounces, it’s not the lightest reel you’re going to find out there. But for heavy-duty, high-resistance applications I prefer to have a little larger frame on my reel. I feel like it allows me to control my rod easier. I’ve tinkered with some of those ultra low-profile casting reels for these techniques and I feel like they don’t give me enough to grab onto, if that makes any sense.

While this reel may not have the most petite frame on the market, I consider that a good thing due to the applications for which it was designed.