Reel worked great for 6 months, then casting adjustment become erratic and reel became noisy while reeling. Shipped to Abu Garcia for warranty and/or cleaning. Sent to them on 9/16/13 and I received a replacement reel on 9/24/13. It is the new 2014 Orra Inshore 2 model. Some new features that I was hoping for. What awesome customer service! Thank you Abu Garcia!
September 25, 2013
Accidental Muskie Encounter
I purchased this reel for large and smallmouth bass and pike action in Minnesota. It has performed excellent for that, taking down those three species with ease. I can also attest to the strength and durability after taking down a 40 inch Muskie, caught by accident. Despite taking five lengthy drag singing runs, the reel performed flawlessly. It has not made noises, or acted strange in any way, since that encounter. Like other have said, this reel performs at a level above its price point, and will look to purchase another in the future.
June 15, 2013
I bought this reel as my entry reel into higher end fishing reels for my inshore fishing. At first I was very happy with the reel. But after several months of usage, I began to get many backlashes, no matter what type of line I used. During one of my fishing trips the side plate came off along with the braking system. Luckily I was still within my first year of ownership and the warranty covered the repair.
September 7, 2012
New favorite over my calcutta
Bought this reel for saltwater and for an extra bass reel. Performed better than expected. first trip it caught a limit of 20" specks multiple reds and flounder. Fished for a five days straight limiting on trout each day on the MS gulf coast. The braking system worked well when throwing DOA's under a popping cork into 10+ mph winds. I was able to take the brake off with ease and cast my skitter walk what seemed a mile. My buddy that thinks the only reel out there is a calcutta fished it for a little while and went and bought one the next day. While fishing a live trout tournament I caught a 65+ pound black drum. It would be the new state record, but I had 3 tournament trout alive in my 120qt ice chest and I just couldn't kill her. After an hour and a half of stripping drag we got her in the boat and put her on our scale which only reads to 65 lbs and she bottomed it out like it was nothing. I have a video of me using the reel and landing the fish it is just on a buddies phone. I also was using the abu veritas rod. So after non stop fishing for the month I was home from college, the reel far surpassed any other reel I have owned.
June 17, 2012