Why we like this model
Not only is the Spartacus by KastKing designed for strength and performance, it also comes at a price that will fit most anglers’ budgets.
With up to 17.5 pounds of stopping power this baitcasting reel is powerful enough to help you land trophy worthy fish.
It comes with a gear ratio of 6.3:1 which makes this a versatile reel you can successfully use in a variety of situations.
Since it comes with 11 ball bearings and one roller bearing you can enjoy reliably smooth casts and retrievals every time.
The only real complaint regarding this baitcasting reel concerns its EVA handle. While it is comfortable to hold when you are trying to reel in a heavy fish, it can become loose on occasion. Unlike in some other models this handle can be easily tightened without the use of tools so you can get back to fishing.
In depth information
This baitcasting reel lives up to its gladiator inspired name. It is constructed from durable aluminum that is machined for added strength without adding any extra weight. The main shaft is constructed from stainless steel so it is resistant to rust and corrosion, while the gears are made from durable brass. When all of this is combined you have a baitcasting reel that can provide you with a smooth performance. The reel also comes at a surprisingly affordable price, considering its high quality construction.
Whether you are going after a trophy fish or just want to impress your friends, this reel will help you make your trip a success. It comes with magnetic brakes so you can easily make accurate casts and a carbon fiber drag that gives you the power to stop fish weighing up to 17.5 pounds from breaking loose and swimming away. When you can instantly set the hook the instant a fish takes an interest in your bait and have the power to stop and reel him in, you might never have to tell the story about the “one that got away” again.
Adding to this reel’s performance capabilities is its versatile gear ratio of 6.3:1, along with its multiple shielded ball bearings. It comes with 11 ball bearings to ensure a smooth performance that is enhanced with the addition of one roller bearing. The bearings are also resistant to rust and corrosion so you can enjoy a reliably smooth performance for years. Adding to its smooth performance is the ceramic guide that effectively minimizes friction so you don’t have to worry about your line snapping when you have a heavy fish on the line.
Not only does this reel provide you with the performance you need to land large trophy fish, it also has a sleek and professional appearance. Now even if it is your first time landing a heavy fish, your gear won’t make you look like an amatuer. It is also easy to operate, which is always an advantage experienced and novice anglers can appreciate.