My Metaloid 12 lasted exactly: one 12# bluefish, one 35# bluefin tuna. On the next fish (another small BFT) the anti reverse went busting up my knuckles. The gearing in this reel is unable to handle fish with any ability to make a strong run. Would NOT advise fishing for pelagic species with this reel.
SAN DIEGO, CA
High performance, Low cost
June 22, 2018
Paired with Phenix MPX-607-C Megalodon Jigging Casting Rod to make a great set up for jigging up large critters from the depths of the Sea of Cortez
May 28, 2016
I would give it 5 starts but I don't have enough time with it. Hook a handful of salmon so far. this reel is very smooth and has a ton of stopping power. I'm looking to get the standard 5 to outfit another rod.
Can't wait to try!
May 22, 2015
Just picked one up for use as a reel to catch everything from ocean fluke to Cod. We squeezed on 300 yards of 40lb braid with some mono backing. This reel matches the specs of an SX Raptor at about $150 less if you go for the 2 speed! Can't wait to try it.