- CNC-machined 6061-T7 aluminum alloy for high-impact durability and all-conditions corrosion resistance
- Multi-disc cork and stainless steel drag system with one-way clutch bearing for smooth immediate drag engagement
- Hard anodized for surface protection and corrosion resistance; Concave ported arbor for greater strength and capacity
- Cold forged and tempered for superior strength and rigidity;Mid-arbor design, a great balance between backing capacity and rapid line pickup, not easy for line backlash
- Finely machined and knurled metal screw caps to loosen the spool and easy to change left to right hand retrieval conversion
Overall Piscifun put together a reel that is amazing for the price point. The machining was top notch, leaving a reel that looks beautiful in a very purposeful manner. The aluminum alloy should be great to prevent corrosion. The have lock tighted the screws to make sure nothing comes apart. The reel turns silk smooth and the one way drag system has a ton of adjustment. I can make the drag much heavier then I think I will ever need on a 3/4 wt rod. Opening it up I was pleased to find that the nut used to secure the spool to the reel can not be detached from the spool and lost. There is also an o-ring on the reel shaft to protect the bearings inside the spool.
To get the reel rigged you will need 50 yards of 20 lb test backing line and a 3 or 4 weight fly line. I’m setting up this reel for brook trout and thus chose Rio Mainstream 3 wt weight forward fly line. This setup should be great for the precision short distance casts that are necessary on small trout streams.
I tested out the the reel and Piscifun’s matching rod at Holmes run. I was impressed with the setups ability to provide precision short distance casts. The rod and reel seemed well balanced. I’m looking forward to taking the rod on some backcountry trips. Overall I’m very impressed with the rod and reel and do not think I could find a better one at the price point.
The 3 wt setup is great for backpacking in to small mountain trout streams. If you want a good all around rod I would go with the 5/6 wt and if you are going to be concentrating on lake and bass fishing I would go with the 7/8. For backpacking I also purchased a hard tube for secure storage and a padded reel holder.