This fighter rides the cutting edge in offshore reel technology. It’s overbuilt to handle almost any game fish, so it’s perfect for bluewater. Everything non-essential has been engineered out, creating one light, sharp-looking reel. Features one-piece X-Cräftic™ alloy frame and a Carbon Matrix™ Drag System for a huge drag range. Three stainless steel HPCR® ball bearings plus instant anti-reverse and anti-distortion spool.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ezen excellent product at great price
Recently bought this reel and performs very well.I put it up against my buddies Penn's okumas and other reels in the same category and it outcasted the competition both with and without bait.One of my better purchases yet for the price.
June 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muskeekid Great reel
I bought 2 of these reels in San Antonio Texas for fishing salmon on Lake Ontario , Canada. Caught 2 salmon so far and the reel performed outstanding. When I was in the Bass Store the salesman was a big help explaining all the features. Thanks for the help! Happy Canadian.
June 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fire1nova Awesome Reel
At first i was skeptical on buying this reel because it just came out and only had one review. I purchased it anyway thinking I was going to take a risk. Let me tell you this reel is great i was going to use it for top fishing and it does cast quite far after you adjust your settings, anyways we decided to do some rock fishing at first I was using my daiwa sg47lca with counter and I gave the abu a shot with my 15 pound izorline dropped it and man does it recover nice, fast, and smooth with 2 big fish on the lines. The level-wine and big handle make jobs so much easier too. Overall very happy with the purchase and i highly recommend this reel for this price range.
March 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishabill Worth every penny
No matter weather it's saltwater or big game fresh water these reels will do the job I bought 2 of the alphamar 16's and 2 of the alphamar 20's like I said worth every penny
March 21, 2011
I would try it. When catfish aren't biting try anything. They are usually attracted to stuff that stinks so why not. I didn't use this type of salmon eggs. But I remember using Balls of Fire, salmon eggs and I caught a 7 pound flat head. Just put like 3 on a 1/0 hook and see what bites. Good Luck