The folks at tackle direct are awesome to work with my reel got here faster than expected and the price was right I will order more from them
ProsLight weight one hand casting great for kayak fishing
nice reasonably priced compact reel.
May 20, 2020
I had an ultralight Shimano "fastfire"reel many years ago, figured Id give this one a try. not quite as compact as the old one, but very nice for the price range.easily adjustable drag.trigger is very easy to get the hang of.money well spent.
August 13, 2019
Only one out of two still working. Not near as good as other of same brand Shamano. Purchased based on others I own
ProsFor price. Ok
May 16, 2019
All is good no issues at all. Price is right
March 7, 2018
very impressed with the construction and smoothness of this reel, particularly for the price! I also love the 1 handed casting feature. I can't speak to the durability of it- but I have only had good experiences with Shimano in the past...
Can't go wrong with this reel
October 14, 2014
Botught reel for my wife b/c of trigger and self-centering, but I like it too. Withstood a week of surf fishig and great for freshwater bass, small to mid-size stripers, and redfish. Shimano's are smooth. All I buy now. Tackle Direct is great to work with. Great web site and fast delivery.
Colombo, Western Province
August 21, 2014
Finally got the reel today, was impatiently waiting for it and all I can say is that it's absolutely amazing! Solid construction and buttery smooth. Can't wait to use it! Thank you Tackle Direct! :)
ProsButtery Smooth. Solid. Beautiful.
Fast and easy!
June 2, 2014
I just bought this reel for shooting docks for Crappies. It allows me to get off many cast quickly
Metung, Vic. Australia
January 18, 2013
As the title suggests, Shimano have continued to live up to their well earnt reputation. This reel is one of the smoothest I have operated and does everything it is supposed to with ease My next reel will be another Shimano'
ProsThe one handed casting aid.
December 5, 2012
What an amazing little reel. Heavy engineering so you know its sound, solid mechanism. Silent as a whisper.
ProsYou can feel the amazing quality from Shimano
ConsI wish I had a BIG one of these... twice as big.
October 8, 2012
This is one of the few reels on the market that does not have infinite anti reverse. I like the feature that enables the handle to return to the same location before the next cast. There is a more expensive model with this feature but it has a goofy double handle sorta like a casting reel that is not comfortable to me
shimano syncopate series
August 5, 2012
local big box stores no longer carry this line of reels. i prefer these because they DO NOT have infinite anti-revese.
Looking to buy this as a gift for a 16 year old grandson who fishes in the local creeks and occasionally in a pond. Can you give some advice on which size to get that will best fit his fishing in the creeks?