- Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Heavily touted since ICAST, even before that as word leaked out it was in the development phase.
I think it could be a very nice reel to consider for its price point, certainly for salty fishing where it is supposed to be less susceptible to the issues plaguing anglers who fish predominantly in it.
As regards its ability to perform well, it'll be tough to exceed high-end Shimanos and other high quality reels.
My high school neighbor fishes on his school's team and he uses a Concept A. He can cast a lure a mile with it, seems to be on the low side, that is not prone to back lashing. A very solid reel.
If the Z is better than the A, or as good, and if it is largely maintenance-free as advertised, this will likely find an audience.
I'm going to get one to give it a go soon.
P.S. Next up in the "gotta have it" angling world is the new Conquest rod developed by G. Loomis and Shimano in a joint venture. It is supposed to be the "next thing" in rods. br