In conclusion

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Overall, the Fitzgerald Fishing VLD 10 has been a solid reel. Its beefy design suits my style of fishing well. The substantial range in gear ratios is to be expected these days and Fitzgerald Fishing didn’t disappoint there. It has all the basics that you’d expect from a quality reel and I even like Fitzgerald’s slightly different and simpler take on the centrifugal braking system compared to some of the other reels in its price range and beyond, coming in at $179.99. For what it’s worth, this reel is one worth picking up in my book.

The Fitzgerald VLD 10 Casting Reel is available at the following retailers: