I was finally able to use mine the two Saturdays that the point(Dare County) was open to foreigners. Caught this one. Casts well and had plenty of drag left which I don't always feel with my other Akios. The drag has detents on the star drag similar to the daiwa saltiga. Casts well. Wasn't able to open up the magnetic drag much due to wind direction.
It's the point, so no BRAID. If you or anyone else around you gets bowed up, you will tangle/cross with someone and mono vs braid can ruin your/their day. I was trying out some japanese flouro(23 lb Trabucco), 50# sufix shock leader and 6 ounce pyramid. I got my F15 reels before Xmas from a different internet retailer(plus ceramic spool bearings from Boca Bearings) but Carolina Cast Pro and Frank & Frans(in Avon) are both Red Drum Tournament sponsors.
Shoot Tommy a email or call him, he will tell you what he thinks of it. I have one and like it a lot, mag brakes/ multipliers on a switch wind day is something. Landed a 5” black tip with it on Memorial Day weekend ....so it has some guts in it.
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