A Superb Revolving Spool Reel
- Rating 5/5 Stars.
I'm right handed but prefer to crank left handed, which allows my stronger dominant right hand to work the rod. That said, after decades of Abu 6501's converted to CT (level wind removed), the Akios 651 takes the Abu reel family to a whole new level. Besides a centrifugal spool brake, a dynamic/adjustable magnetic braking system is added, and the two combined offer superior spool/line backlash control. The components are top shelf, with quick take apart access to spool and bearings. Fast line retrieve, solid components, equal a durable and very fast reel for distance casting and fish reeling power.