Oversized brass line roller with titanium nitride coating
5 sealed stainless steel ball bearings plus roller bearing
Water-resistant sealed multi-disk drag
Stainless steel main shaft
The great looks simply hide the beast within. Strong and tight, the Offshore Angler Inshore Extreme Spinning Reel just feels right on every cast. The frame is solid aluminum, light and flex-free; the forged aluminum spool has a double-anodized lip; the handle is machined-aluminum. Oversized brass line roller with titanium nitride coating; five sealed stainless steel ball bearings plus roller bearing; water-resistant sealed multi-disk drag; stainless steel main shaft. Weight: 11.0 oz. Line capacity: 12 lbs./200 yds. Line recovery: 39.9" per handle turn. Gear ratio: 5.1:1. Max drag: 22 lbs.
Rated 3 out of 5 by cataddicity Offshore Angler™ Inshore Extreme® Spinning Reel
Reel is smooth as butter and fast retrieve. Spooled with 300 yd. power pro 30lb. and room for more. Fished river and landed 8lb. Blue Cat no problem. Went to lake next week and bail was inoperable, returned for replacement, the handle has too much flex and looks like might be prone to fail, only weak spot I see. Must remember to let the rod do the fight not the reel. Other than this it seems to be exceptional. I really want to like this reel.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keiffer62 Reel
This was an awesome reel the best I have ever had - I love it.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jugga Great Reel
I purchased the Inshore Extreme about 6 months ago and it has to be one of my best purchases of my life. This reel is built to stand up to saltwater, I've dropped it completely in saltwater multiple times and it still performs like brand new! (Of course cleaning it in fresh water after every use) I've caught 17 pound snook, 24 pound stingray, Goliath and gag grouper, trout, snapper, red fish, and any other inshore fish you can think of! Basically after every fish I catch it performs perfect every time, great drag system and it is FAST!
I would recommend this to anyone who needs a inshore saltwater fishing reel, this reel is a steal at 89.99!
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AverageJoe77 Lessons Learned
Saltwater fishing often teaches lessons to us. One I leanrned is that your gear has to be tough and rugged.. So after reading earlier reviews I purchased 2 offshore Angler Inshore Extreme Reels.
I have found that this little reel exeeded my expectations. I bought it to fish for snook and reds on my kayak in the mangroves.
But its first tests came offshore. I secured the reels to Offshore Extreme 7 foot jigging rods. I decided to take them to use for snapper on two 10 hour trips out of Madeiria Beach with Hubbards. I was worried they might be a little small, but I was pleasantly surprised. The targeted species was mangrove snapper, but we kept getting into grouper which were closed. Not only did it handle the the snapper with ease but it also handled the Grouper. Awesome.
The rigid aluminum frame did not flex even when taxed bylarge fish, and the carbon drag worked smooth and flawlessly. Now this type of fishing is not what this reel is designed for but the fact that it handled well really impressed me.. For inshore operations it is absolutely perfect.. A smooth, tough little reel at a great price!!!!
February 14, 2012
I've been using a pretty basic offshore angler rod/reel combo I bought a few years back to catch fish along the surf in Mexico on trips there. Many times I would like to cast another 20 yards or so to get out to a school just beyond the surf line. Looking to upgrade to another combo or just a reel that will help me get more distance, throwing 1 to 2 oz. spoons and lures in the surf along the beach. Thanks!