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Anyone else pick one (or more) of these up? I got the 5.4 and the 7.2, as those were gear ratios missing from my arsenal. I thought I would miss the dual breaking, but what I have found is that it just gets me into trouble on my Assassin, so I'm fine without it. I have't really used the 5.4 yet, but the 7.2 has been put to the test throwing jigs, worms, craws, etc. I really like it. I've not had a single problem with it that wasn't user error. I like the size, as well. Definitely fits my palm better than my Assassin and it actually fits my Blackhawk rod (that's not the primary rod it is on, but I keep one in my car for "just in case") unlike my Assassin which has way too much play when seated on it.

 

Now if only I could catch a fish, then the real test would be on.

 

Anyone else have any thoughts on them?

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Pics if you don’t mind? I’ve only seen glimpses of this reel on YouTube looks cool.

5.4 perfect for cranking.

thanks for the review by the way.

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+1 for pics :)

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Why I am not thrilled with the substance of the reel for the price you can't knock them for finding a market and going after it.  The aesthetics of this reel indicate that it is targeted at youth anglers.  That conical line guide is probably a gimmik more than a feature but it is something.  It shows that they are trying.  I probably would have bought one for $60 when I was 16.  It looks cool.  Very *** "make your own luck" fishing company *** like in appearance.

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5 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

The aesthetics of this reel indicate that it is targeted at youth anglers.  

Or anglers that never grew up :wink1:

 

The guys who started Kastking are marketing majors from Syracuse University. The name, look and features of this reel appeal to the inner child of a lot of anglers.

 

I think the price point in the $50 range is pretty good. Nice paint job instead of that matte finish you get with some of the big names budget reels at higher price points. Rubber cork knobs, clickable tension knob, lube port and that friction reducing guide. Lots of bells and whistles for a reel at that price.

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