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Rob in Nj's Reviews

2 Reviews by Rob in Nj (Nor'East)
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A Superb Revolving Spool Reel
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Reviewed on October 29th 2020
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 lin [...read more]
Don't get better'n this!
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Reviewed on October 19th 2020
This is an amazing rod that's light, strong, durable, and its rated payload range is spot on. With Tommy's casting technique tutelage, this CPS Gen2 rod and an Akios 651 reel, I've been able to extend my typical old school thump casting of 60 yards to over 100 yards. No question that long distance casting is mainly all about proper technique, but having well mated and balanced rod, reel and line, suited to the payload needed to get launched, all makes a huge difference in casting distance. I' [...read more]