Great casting, 300+ yds of 40lb Power Pro - a real workhorse for me.
It's been put on the sidelines by my Accurate 870, which seems to be sexier because of its lever/dual drag technology.
Dual Drag (lever) with space-age metals, the 870 holds about 400 yards of 50lb braid.
Kinda difficult to cast because of its heavy spool so you (me) gotta use at least 3 oz if bottom fishing or live lining Pin Fish. Forget using this reel for lures.
You can adjust this reel via the left side thumb adjustment for virtual thumb-free casting.
Still awaiting the first MONSTER hookup!
SNOOK MASTER!!. I use the Stradic 5000 holding about 200 yds of 30 lb Power Pro braid on an 8 FT Shimano Teramar . . . a really spectacular combo.
Perfect for casting live, hand-picked Shrimp on a 1/4 oz Hook-up Jig for slot size (28"-32") and monster Snook.
A good conventional reel - 1 roller bearing and 2 stainless steel ball bearings. 250 yds of 45 lb Power Pro. I use this reel on a 7-Foot Star Rods Nicklelite for live bait casting forTarpon to about 50 lbs.
Mounted on my 7'0" Penn Black Sabre - rated 30-50 lbs - and holding 400 - 500 yards of Power Pro 8 Super Slick, this is the heaviest combo in my tackle box.
I got a 100 lb Bull Shark - Eva witnessed - behind the house next to the Jockey Club on this outfit.
Holding as much as 1,000 yards of 100lb braid, this reel is at the top of my wish list.
Will cost About $600 including 1,000 yards of 100 lb braid.
Gotta evaluate the potential usage against : 1, move to South Carolina; 2, then there's this age factor.