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Fishdrops Baitcasting Reel Review

 

The reel is lightweight yet capable of dragging big fishes from distances. Lightweight design is preferable since anglers sometimes lose control when they use heavy reels to pull large fish. The reel’s 17 17 Ball Bearings plus one additional clutch bearings offers high speed pulling. This may not be the best baitcasting reel out there, but you can consider this one when purchasing your fishing reel.

Feature Analysis

1. Good looking design

The reel is designed as a nice combination of stainless steel main shaft, aluminum pinion gear and shielded bearings. Thanks to the proper arrangement of different parts of the reel, fish drops 17+1 ball bearings baitcasting reel gets an aesthetic look that attracts both professional and amateur anglers.

2. Powerful aluminum spool

Strongly build aluminum spool  has thread or magnetic tape and  high rotation power to wound  giant fishes living in the ocean. Anglers can control speed and distance of the lure by thumbing the aluminum spool.

3. Low Noise

Thanks to the inclusion of magnetic brake system and 17+1 ball bearings into the Fishdrops Baitcasting Reel, the fishing   gear does not make excessive noise while rotating at a greater speed

4. Optimum Gear ratio 6:3:1

Gear ratio is important to move the bait with good speed in the water. If  the gear ratio is 5:1 you will get slow rolling. On  the other hand, 7:1 will be too fast. A gear ratio  in between works the best. The gear ratio of Fishdrops Baitcasting Reel is 6:3:1which is perfect to tackle big or small fish.

5. Designed for salt and freshwater fishing.

The reel is fully corrosion resistant and has approval for both  saltwater and fresh water fishing. Side plates of the reel are anodized and red colored. While the shaft of the reel is made of brass, the other components of it made of stainless steel that makes the whole unit rust resistant.

Specifications

  • Item Weight 211g/7.4oz
  • Handle Right Hand or Left Hand
  • Gear Ratio 6.3:1
  • Max Power Drag 5.5KG
  • Bearings 17 Ball Bearings + 1 One Way Clutch Bearing
  • Brake System Magnetic

Pros

  • Lightweight to pull big fishes.
  • Drag big fishes easily from distance
  • Perfect gear ratio
  • Offers good speed
  • Quiet operation and flexibility

Cons

  • Cleaning of the reel requires frequently specially after salt water fishing.

Final Verdict

Though this Fishdrops Baitcasting Reel provides a wonderful drag system with its flat EVA handled knobs on the front of the spool to increase or decrease the amount of friction or drag applied, the durability of this reel is not beyond question. So, choose your baitcasting reel wisely to enhance your fishing experience.

The only issue you might encounter is that you might need to clean it after each saltwater fishing event. Professional saltwater anglers usually do the cleaning, but for leisure seekers the job might feel tedious, but it is essential to keep its appearance good so that corrosion or rust triggered by saltwater may not stain the appearance of the reel. After all, the reel is still worth your consideration.

About the author

Immanuel Baranov

My life is pretty much defined by my avid outdoor activities. I’m generally obsessed with fishing, skiing and occasional hunting and whitewater paddling. I’ve been active since my early years. I inherited my passion for fishing from my father who made frequent family trips to the banks of Sacramento River. Growing up, I did a lot of fishing in the vicinity. Now that I have two sons, our weekends are full of fishing activities. I would say, you need good spots where you can go out a lot for the thing you love. I had the privilege to grow up near numerous water bodies and I’m proud to say that I made good use of them. It’s also great to do something with kids that helps them learn patience, endurance and preciseness.

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