So LMG has decided to take a plunge into the Kast King market to see if they are even decent. Never owned a baitcaster that didnt have a metal frame, so this is a first on a few accounts for me.
I decided on the Megajaws series based on the specs. Bearing count is high, has dual pinion support, stout drag rating and components, and everything that you can adjust has the clicking feature. I went for the high speed version so I can see if 1) The gears will hold up/have a resistance issue, and 2) The color was pretty looking.
First impressions of the reel out the box: Feels pretty smooth and not a lot of "play" in everything (which really surprised me). The paint job on the reel is nice as far as the color, but there are many imperfections that can be seen. Knobs are nice cork style, and comfortable. Drag star is metal. Spool is light, and will hold plenty of line.
Im pretty sure this reel was made by Banax, as it has very similar styles of things to their options on the builds. Im gonna spool it with 17lb Sufix Advance mono and play around with it. I had purchased a 7ft H F Kast King Legend Royale rod a while back, so I might as well mount the reel on that rod.
Yeah, I know....what can I say? Just doing my normal "lets play" purchase to experiment. Lots of talk about the move to "composite" reel frames by many manufacturers, so I figured let me get one in my hands and see what happens.