World Wide Sportsman® Gold Cup® Fly Reels
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These high-performance large arbor saltwater reels set a new standard for quality, workmanship, and exceptional value. Precision machined-aluminum construction and a carbon fiber disc drag provide reliable, all-weather service. Every detail, from the extra finishing and protective anodizing, to the shape of the handle and drag knob, has been given careful thought toward function. Zero-reverse bearing for smooth, instantaneous drag engagement. Color: Gunsmoke. Neoprene pouch included.
World Wide Sportsman Gold Cup spare spool sold separately and can be found through item search for sku number 898728.
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4 out of 5 Almost Perfect
I have two GCIII's and a GCIV and have used both extensively for bonefish, bluefish and striped bass. The reels work flawlessly, particularly the drag system which is both sealed and easy to adjust mid-fight.
But, there is one damning flaw. Changing spools is ridiculous. You need to undo a large screw (a quarter works for a screw driver) which in itself would not be so bad. But, then the small parts fall out as you withdraw the spindle. You have to be very careful or you will lose something. This is not to be tried in a rocking boat.
The saving grace is that if you buy a rod/reel combo like I did the reels are cheap enough to have a spare so you do not have to change spools to change lines.
March 22, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leon Great reel
I've had the GCIII for over a year now and it has performed flawlessly in saltwater. You won't be dissapointed!
January 18, 2007
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