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Conventional Reel Reviews

Penn Fathom Lever Drag & Lever Drag 2 Speed Review

Recently I did a review of the Penn Squall Lever Drag and Lever Drag 2-Speed so I wanted to follow up with a Penn Fathom Lever Drag review and Penn Fathom Lever Drag 2-Speed review.  The Penn Fathom series of lever drag reels is the next step up from the Squall in...

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Daiwa Saltist Black Gold Star Drag Review

If you are looking for a good quality conventional style star drag reel then the Daiwa Saltist Black Gold Star Drag reel is one that you will want to take a close look at.  In this review of the Daiwa Saltist Black Gold Star Drag reel, we will take a look at the...

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Penn Squall Star Drag Review

The Penn Squall Star Drag reel is the smallest in the Squall series of reels and is geared towards the angler that wants a conventional open round reel design without a level wind system.  If you are looking for a reel that combines the ability to cast your baits and...

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Penn Squall Lever Drag and Lever Drag 2 Speed Review

In this review of the Penn Squall Lever Drag and Squall 2 Speed Lever Drag reels we will take a look at why these reels are so popular reel for offshore fishing.  Penn is one of the best-known brands in the industry and that is for a very good reason, they make an...

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Shimano Calcutta Conquest Review

The Shimano Calcutta Conquest round reel is at the top of the food chain when it comes to round reel designs and performance.  Like anything that is of very high quality, there is a price to pay if you want to play with this bad boy which has a street price of around...

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Okuma Cortez Star Drag Review

In this review of the Okuma Cortez Star Drag reel, we will take a look at why we feel that this is a great reel for the money.  As I have said in several of my other reviews of Okuma equipment, I am really impressed with what you get for your dollar. If you are...

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