Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5 out of 5 by topwaterjoe Great bang for the buck
There are better reels if you are willing to pay more, but for the pricepoint, the Orra is awesome. Bought the 7:1 model to do some heavy, fast fishing in the salad. It did not disappoint...! was burning 3/8 spinners across the top of the cabbage with a steady crank of the handle. Casting was not an issue at all. The centrifugal brake system is awesome and the tension knob has the right amount of play to dial it in just-right. I was making huge casts without any overrun. The only overrun I had was one bad cast into the wind, but that was user error, and it was not a disaster at all.
The drag works well. I had pike take me for a ride and it held up smooth and consistent. The star wheel makes a little *click* to let you know you are actually doing something. A nice touch.
The handles were big enough and the reeling action was smooth enough for my liking.
Downside is the ergonomics around the frame does not lend itself will to be gripped anywhere. Personal preference. I like to wrap part of my hand around the reel when retrieving.
Five stars because it works like a more expensive reel. AG, keep making these awesome baitcast reels and I will keep buying them.
May 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by fishnmike not for people who expect they're gear to last
this reel realy does perform well, its light casts well and has a good drag. however if you are like me and expect your stuff to last longer than 1 year than this real isnt for you. ive had the reel lock up 3 times, studder when casting and now it doesnt cast consistently. i talked to a abu rep and he simply said the reel is worn out. sad that a 130 dollar reel can wear out in such a short amount of time but i guess thats the way it is with these abu reels.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by macthemarauder33 Swedish Quality + Bass Pro Service = 5+ Stars
Want a bullet-proof workhorse of a reel that you can hand down to your grandkids and them to their Grandkids? If so, this is THE reel for you.Small, lightweight, smooth with a fantastic drag = Big Fish to the net! Proof? Glad you asked! 3/16/2013-St John's River, Fla. 3:33pm.- Shiner fishing and all heck breaks loose when a Bass (10lbs.8oz.# nails the shiner and I nail him/her with a hard hookset not be believed. Should have broke the Bass-Pro rod but it did not happen. Bent almost tip to butt but the drag on this reel kicked in, kicked the butt of the Big lady and gently slowed this Big Girl down and eventually to the net.My fish of a lifetime and a dream come true. Pics taken and released to fight another when she is 15lbs. I hope. Later the same afternoon a 8lbs8oz. came gently to the net too. On both fish drag was put to the extreme test and performed flawlessly just like I expected Agu Garcia products to do. Unless you use C-4 plasic explosive, or run over it with an 18 wheeler loaded, you cannot destroy this reel. Parts are always avail. for my older Abu baitcasters but I have never needed them....nothing ever needs reparing. I just bought my 2nd Orra yesterday from guess who? You are right if you guessed Bass Pro. The only place to shop for high quality gear at a fair price with your satisfaction guaranteed. BUY THIS REEL.....and you can't go wrong! Mac the Marauder sez so...so it must be true and it reelly is!!!!!!! Fish #Bigger Bass) are biting somewhere and I'm not there....yet! Happy "dealin' & reelin' ! Abu Garcia + Bass Pro + Monster Bass + landed fish = Happy you!!! Marauder sez so! Enjoy! Cheers! PS: No,This is not a fish story and it is true. Tried to upload a photo but too big a file just like my Bass! Sorry!
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moonraker Excellent, superb reel for the money.
I purchased the reel last week and used it for salmon fishing from a pier and landed one of 20lb, then this last Saturday landed one of 30lb, this reel handled them no trouble, really impressed.
September 24, 2012