How do you choose a spinning reel? Some of the things I like are looks, number of bearings, how smooth it feels when you turn the handle and of course, price. For my needs, I don't think I need to spend more than $100.
Take a look at the this new reel. The company is Piscifun. The model is Honor 2000.
|Honor Spinning Reel and Saex Elite casting reel|
|Piscifun Honor 2000 Matches Kistler Zbone Rod|
and the reel comes with a nice cover
Here are the specs:
- Graphite body
- 10 + 1 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings and Roller Bearing
- One-way clutch
- Sealed carbon drag
- Patented spool design
- Machined stainless steel gear shaft
- S-shape slider so lines lays smoothly
- Direct handle into main gear
- Gear ratio 5.1:1
- 7lb. mono capacity—160 yards
- Weight: 8.5 oz.
- 24.2 in. line take up per turn
This reel looks really sharp! It matches my Kistler Zbone Rod really well. The reel turns so smoothly. I put a small drop of oil on the shaft. Put it on a Kistler Spinning Rod and took it fishing. I wish I could say I caught a lot of fish on it, but only caught a couple on a tough day of fishing.
I loaded it with 14-pound Nanofil. I used an eighth-ounce Charlie Brewer Slider head and a 4-inch Berkley Powerbait Worm. I was was surprised how far I could cast with the reel/rod and line combo.
Would I buy another? Yes, most definitely.
You can find these reels on Amazon.