The Offshore Angler Sea Lion Spinning Reels set an amazing benchmark for quality and value—compare these features! The gearbox rides on a 3-bearing system, backed up by our PowerLock™ instant anti-reverse, a rugged reinforced graphite frame and rotor, corrosion-resistant stainless steel components, smooth and reliable 6-disc drag system, and oversized line roller. Both the spool and the left/right fold-down handle are crafted of machined and anodized aluminum, for superior strength without added weight. All in all, our Sea Lion Spinning Reel is the tightest performance package available at anywhere near this price. Prototypes were tested on a wide range of species, from bull reds to sailfish, without a single malfunction. For all-around performance in any saltwater situation, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better-handling reel OR a better value -- in fact, you won't!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cisco DONT BUY
I bought this product as part of a surf casting combo and after the third trip out the reel started grinding and the anti reverse stoped working . I had to remove the side plate and clean and grease the reel after every trip in order to keep it working properly.
I lost what looked like an 8ft lemon shark because the anti reverse wouldnt engage. I had to try to grab the bail while holding the rod in one hand and the handle in the other just so the bail would stop turning in order to have a friend try to adjust the drag for me.
February 18, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinaDrumBum1 Great reel!
When I bought this reel I was looking for a good alternative for my baitcasting reels that I use at the coast. I bought a couple of them and broke them in in the surf at the Carolina coast. They cast and retreive great and are well balanced. Caught a good sized shark and he was no match for this reel and a long rod. I believe it will hold up well and think I will get many years of enjoyment using the reels. Also, my fishing buddies were admiring the reels and say they will try one.
Oh yeah, the price won't break the bank.
Tight lines and good fishing!
December 6, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaltLight13 awesome reel
when i bought this reel, i was looking for something afordable and durable, and i got exactly what i was looking for. this reel in any size is extreamly smooth in its spinning action and has no trouble pulling in 30lb and more catfish. i would definitly recommend this product to any one looking for a heavy duty reel with out breaking your pocket book
July 12, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by freshwater fishing fanatic this is a good reel
I have one of these reels and they work great for fishing freshwater or saltwater and you have great deals thank ..... justin watson
July 12, 2006
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE AND YOU DONT ALREADY HAVE IT, I WOULD RECOMMEND THE CATMAXX-70 SPINNING REEL. THAT REAL IS TOUGH FOR EXTREME HEAVY DUTY FISHING. I HAVE CAUGHT A 62INCH STUGEON ON THAT REEL AND HUGE STING RAYS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.
to find the the line capacity for a different pound test of a reel, multiply the pound test by the number of yards it will hold, then divide that by the pound test you want to use, this will give you the new yards for that pound test. for example: 12*200=2400, if i want to know how many yards of 15 pund test the sl50 will hold then i divide 2400 by 15=160 yds of 15.