In conclusion

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Like I said, the reel works. That’s the long and short of it. It’s a good reel for the money especially, landing at around $150. The Bruin ELS currently comes in 4 gear ratios and only right handed options. The ratio options range from 5.3:1 to 8:1 so there’s something there for everyone… if you’re right handed, anyway.

As stated at the onset, after trying out the Bruin ELS, I would recommend giving it a shot. And, there’s even a little added incentive on their part. Bruin offers a no-questions-asked, 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee or you can box the reel up and send it back to them for a full refund. Now that’s pretty impressive in and of itself. 

The Bruin Outdoors Paul Elias Legend Series is available here.