Offshore AnglerInshore Extreme Spinning 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
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
Nice reel - Nice price
I bought this reel to replace a Penn Sargus that I wore out after a year and a half. I wanted a quality reel with sealed drag that was more reasonably priced. The BPS staff at Ft Myers were helpful and let me take spools off of several competing reels to inspect the drag system prior to purchase. They were also were able to advise on the construction of the bail spring mechanism which I was concerned with after having two Penn SSG's fail just after one year.
The reel has performed nicely so far. Very nice drag system for fighting big inshore saltwater fish. I repeat, I am impressed with the drag system. Nice cast as well. I'm considering buying another but I still don't know how long the reel will last even when taking care of it. If this reel will outlast the Sargus I will continue to buy as long as it is sold. I'm also considering getting a small Penn Slammer to last longer but it is almost twice the money. Ouch. I may try to convince myself that a Penn Slammer with braid could serve as a backup Tarpon rig.
The Inshore Extreme Reel is a nice piece. Time will tell its durability.
I will give it 5 stars if it lasts under my conditions hooking snook, reds, grouper, trout, etc. I rinse with frshwater after every use, just like with the Penn Sargus.
September 16, 2010
2 yrs fsh'n IFA redfish tour & this reel is a fish rinse & stow till the next event Has never failed ! 20 min fight w 42lb red & still ready for another.Sturdy drag sys that is very smooth, compares to the pricey ones for 1/2 less
March 10, 2011