Disclaimer, This is my first bait caster! Right out of the box it feels light and well put together. All the controls work smoothly and quitely. Watched a bunch of videos on set up and getting it dialed in. Spoiled it up with 20lbs test Spider Wire braid and headed for the lake. Using a mid depth crank bait the reel cast very easy and the retrieve was nice and fast. Got over confident and dialed some of the brake and spool tension back and got a little backlash. I was able to get that one out and continue fishing, then it happened. Backlash from hell! Note to beginners, leave the brakes and tension high till you are really comfortable. Will definitely look at more of their products.
Update! Day two, set brakes higher and had great luck!
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