Consistent casting problems
As several other reviewers have noted, I've had consistent issues casting with this reel. The line stops and the lure drops into the water only a few feet off shore. I've never had a reel do this before. We have restrung the line and tried multiple fixes all to no avail. I'm extremely disappointed in this reel, thought I was purchasing a quality product that would last years and it's barely a year old. Will not purchase this brand again.
September 17, 2013
bought this 276i for my wife. the first little sun perch she caught stripped it out. the gears in this must be made out of plastic.
August 8, 2013
a great spincast reel
Let me preface this by saying I sympathize with those who have had a bad casting performance, I found that 8lb mono filled 3/4 way to full was the key for me. I am a die hard & my usual choice of reel is the revo 3 stx (I own 3) & I bought it for my daughter to use because of the 19" line per turn- allows her to fish similar baits & styles that she is familiar with from watching me. Both she & I love the reel- casting is good & retrieve is fairly smooth. Only complaint is the ergonomics. She also has a zebco omega which costs twice as much and I might as well sell it on ebay, it sits in my boat looking cool. Overall im happy with it & would buy again
August 6, 2013
DEFINITE THUMB RELEASE DEFECT 2-IN-A-ROW!
Ok, so I purchased this and I loved it on the 1st trip – casted beautifully for the initial 4 hours (maybe 80 casts?) then the thumb release broke. Being that it was less than one-day old, I returned it, got another brand new one and on the second trip, it too broke within a couple of hours at the thumb release! The housing and gears seem to be all plastic. It does not seem to be well made at all. Also, as a previous user stated, I know that this is a “value” reel, but wow, the kiddie combo I got my 11 yr son has totally out lasted this unit – and my son casts every other minute.
July 22, 2013