Best reel for the money that is on the market
I bought this reel a year and a half ago. I have caught over 300 fish with this reel and countless bullreds in the range from 33 inches to 45 inches. It has the smoothest drag for a 70 dollar reel that is on The market. I have the orra sx and the only difference I can tell is I can cast a little further with it. I might have cleaned the reel 3 times since I bought it and it has not failed one time and I fish saltwater only. Garcia is the best on the market and I hope they keep up the good work.
June 13, 2013
Stuck with it !
I purchased this reel needing a reel to cast some of my lighter baits. I mounted the reel on a 7" Abu Garcia vendetta rod as this is one of my favorite rods to use. This made for an awesome looking rig, but the casting performance of this reel is terrible.The line tries to twist. I have tried several different types of line, even had the reel professionally spooled, but the result hasn't changed. I fish several times a month and as a loyal customer of Abu Garcia all of my rods & reels are proudly branded with their name. I still have my receipt but have thrown away all packaging to the reel. I wish I could just return it and buy another Pro Max instead.
April 7, 2013
I was initially excited to receive this reel as a birthday present. However, upon removing the Orra S from its package, I encountered the same grinding noise when I turned the crank that others have mentioned in their reviews. In addition, upon placing the reel in the reel seat of my ugly stik lite, the piece connecting the reel to the reel seat broke in half. I never even had a chance to bring it to the water. Save yourself some stress (not to mention the $79.99 it cost) and purchase another reel. I recommend the Penn Fierce or Abu Garcia Cardinal. The Cardinal is the same high quality expected of Abu Garcia, and has a much smaller price tag to boot.
February 23, 2013
Orra S30 GREAT REEL
I had no problems last season (2012) with this reel. I expect to be using it a long time due to its robust parts. Perhaps the negative commentors should try reel oil and a reel cover and not leaving it in the pickup truck.
February 1, 2013