This reel is a bit heavier than many of my others, and it was pretty evident when I took it out of the box. To my surprise, however, it actually feels quite nice once I put it on a rod. The frame is a little stockier than others as well, but I honestly don’t mind it. I’ve written about it before, but when I’m throwing a crankbait and working a topwater, I like a beefier reel. I’m sure it’s a preference thing, but it feels like I have a bit more leverage than I would with an ultra-low profile reel.
I think anglers will appreciate the warranty on this reel, too. It’s a one-year warranty and if you have issues with your reel due to workmanship or material issues, they’ll replace the reel and your shipping costs will be reimbursed.