I have been reading a lot about how the MC on an Avet will limit casting distance. I am new to conventionals but am getting better all the time. I have been looking at the Akios reels but am wondering how forgiving they are? I have been around and am still learning the lingo but the 757CTM looks like something I am looking for. A bit more line capacity than my SX MC, but not huge, also without the restrictions of the MC. Thoughts?
DO you by chance do loaners or have used I could try and send back?
I don't usually do "loaners", it can be risky but if you see me on the beach you are more than welcome to cast anything in my truck.
The 757CTM is a great 20-25 lb test class reel. It has a 4 brake block arraignment plus an outstanding mag control system that makes for a very forgiving reel that can be easily tuned for speed by removing 1, 2, 3 or even all 4 blocks and adjusting the mags.
It casts great and has the capacity and drag to tame most surf species.
How is the 757 for long casting? Is it going to fly better than my Avet?
I know I need work on my form, but I cannot have my gear holding me back either. For example I was shooting 48/50 with my Benelli Nova on the skeet range, but couldn't break 50/50. Switched to a Benelli SuperSport (CF) and ran 50 the 2nd time out with it
If you are looking for a fishing reel that will give max distance then my recommendation would be the 656 SCM black widow. Loaded with .35mm mono (18lb Sakuma, most others - 15 lb test) you will be hard pressed to find a fishing reel that gives more distance.
If you need 20-25 lb test then the 757CTM or the Truth model SM would be good choices.
Is it possible I can get a side by side pic of a 656ctm and 757ctm? I would like to see how much bigger the one is than the other. If it is easier you can send it to me on Facebook. I am getting one, I just need to decide which