- Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:13 am
I'm not passing judgment on the quality of those reels, or the deal. But make sure you can get spare parts for them, otherwise you'll end up with an expensive paperweight when something inevitably wears out. And usually, it will be a cheap, tiny and frustrating part.
It's one thing to buy a cheap reel knowing it's disposable. Another thing to spend a load of loot only to find out later you can't get it repaired after a year or so.
On that note, does anyone know if Academy stocks spare parts for them? Or any aftermarket repair outfits like Mikes or Southwest? Of course, bearings are standard sizes, but springs, pawls, gears, etc. also wear out.