6-bearing system including Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse
Stainless steel bail wire
Ti-coated line roller
Machined-aluminum handle with Soft Touch grips
Strong two-piece IM6 carbon matrix blank
Stainless steel guides with Hialoy inserts
Graphite reel seat
Full cork handle
Authentic Browning® craftsmanship! The reel features a rugged graphite body, double-anodized aluminum spool, 6-bearing system including Powerlock™ instant anti-reverse, stainless steel bail wire, ti-coated line roller, and machined-aluminum handle with Soft Touch grips. The rod features a light, strong two-piece IM6 carbon matrix blank, stainless steel guides with Hialoy inserts, graphite reel seat, and full cork handle.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bgill34 Great Product
Quality product at a great price. Smooth real and really comfortable cork hand grip. First time using Browning epuipment but definitely won't be my last
April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigstegg for the money a very good investment
this rod and reel combo is balance very well. this two piece IM6 carbon matrix is great when casting . The cork handle is very comfortable in my hand while holding it for long periods of time
April 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Garrity Bale Mech. broken within 2 months x 2
I bought the 7' medium heavy, and it worked great for a month until the bale would close while casting, this started infrequently, but rapidly became a problem in over 90% of casts, rendering it basically useless. I exchanged it for another of the exact same combo since I liked it so much. But after 2 months the same problem is occurring. I manually close the bale before retrieving, so am not sure why the bale closes so easily. You just shake the rod and the bale will close shut. No problems with my Bill Dance and Okuma combos I bought.
November 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by sbcityboy GREAT ALL AROUND ROD
I boguht this for fishing local ponds from a kayak, I have it strung with 6 lb flourocarbon..it's great for ultralight lures and baits, as well as bass lures. I especially like the rod action when playing fish. This is a great set-up for the money.
June 1, 2012
Sure, this can be used for saltwater. It's going to break your heart if you hook into a big striper or bluefish, because the fish will pull all the line off the spool and then break the knot. But for the typical catch it'll work just fine.
There's nothing special about saltwater reels in terms of materials or corrosion. It's just a matter of matching the size of the equipment to the potential fish.