These reels are surprisingly powerful for the size. It features a low lying body getting the reel as close to the rod as possible increasing sensitivity and stability while fishing (particularly useful when mechanical jigging), and comes with a 5 year manufacturers warranty.
Gear Ratio: 6.4:1
Line Capacity (yards/Lb Mono): 420/12 (0.32mm), 300/15 (0.37mm), 250/20 (0.42mm)
Max Drag at Strike: 7kg, Max Drag At Full: 11kg
6 Ball Bearings: ABEC-5 Japanese ball bearings
Double Dog Anti-reverse system
Cold forged 6061-T Aluminium Spool
Ratchet drag lever for precise drag settings
Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminium handle arm
One screw right side plate take down for easy internal access
17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing
Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease
Integrated recessed reel foot design for low profile rod fit
These reels will probably compete with the likes of the Shimano Trinadad 12A – but with a bit more maximum drag, or the Daiwa Saltist 20 Lever drag – both with similar line capacities.
In my eyes these will be great for Hauraki Gulf Kingfish or large snapper fishing and the double dog anti-reverse setup is a nice safety measure.
They will retail in New Zealand for $399 Kiwi which is a great price, and Top Catch seems have the first shipment of these in the country.