Ok Have seen these hitting the shops.anyone got one??
when I was into mountain biking in the 90ies we had a lot of components crafted with pride in the USandA
shiny colours, funky cnc jobs but eventually none of them worked near as well as their shimano counterparts retailing at a fraction of the price of this overhyped B$ from the states.
Take some beating Shimano and Campagnolo chainsets as forged not CNC'D
Yes remember the CNC craze like it was a cure for all and only as good as the QC'er at Capstan wheel as if not mic'ing up for run out no better than a real cheapo set
mind did have some nice frames from over there still have my Spez Epic marathon and orig stumpy comp last jap built frame raced that for years.
Have the GT Zaskar LE hand built over there.
but many companies came(Jumped on band wagon) and left(Fell of the band wagon?)lol
£260 thats a good deal did u get it in America.?I'll have two please.lol nice review that helps thanks for thatI got the Truth SM recently, think I paid £260, I believe the RRP is £350ish. Took it for a fish last weekend on the east coast of Scotland. I fished it straight out the thick canvas bag/no box with this one.
I stuck 100lb braid on it and went to the beach. It takes as much line as my Saltist 30H, maybe a bit more as there is no cage to get in the way.
More fishing time will tell if I keep it as my go to reel or not.
- Very small/slim reel feet - As said the reel feet are small ( they are part of the reel body, not bolted on as on other reels like the Daiwa Saltist 30H. They did move in the rod reel seat. A couple of wraps of electrical tape sorted that, glad I checked that before I got to the beach.
- Its remarkably small, perhaps because it has no cage what so ever, so an 8yr old could get their thumb round it.
- Sits very low in the reel seat for casting
- Casting - even with the Mags full on, the reel is still very fast. If im honest I'd like to have been able to slow it down more, certainly until Id got a good few casts under my belt.
- Feels very smooth when cranking, I like the round metal handle, sits nice in the hand
- Gearing is huge. Bigger than the Saltist 30H/Penn 525 M2/Penn TRQ100 I have.
- Looks - very understated in black, each one is numbered.
- Build - This reel is very solidly built with very few small screws to get lost or nooks & crannies get salt/dirt stuck in. You can definitely tell its made by an engineer who likes his fishing.
If anyone is local & wants a cast with it let me know.
Super thanks for that man.!!cheers thats just what i wanted to know.rough ground big fish reel.!!awesome.Got it here in the UK fella. Two!!?, my wallets still hurting from forking out for 1. With the £ strong, getting it from the states is worth looking into.
Reel isn't that heavy, but is definitely one for big fish and/or rough ground.