Bought this reel to add to my Crixus Med action rod for cranking squarebills. The gear ratio allows me to slowly crank with minimal effort and turn on the power when needed. It surprised me when I tied on a topwater and it cast a mile!
Looks sharp as hell and great for my grandson who is 14.5 years old. I have taught him how to use a baitcasting reel and is quite fond of them. He already has has Jaws and loves it too.
Kastking has great service and highly recommend them! You can clearly make this same reel in a PRO series and it would sell. Up great the handle to 110mm and large grips
First reel from Kastking and I'm very impressed. Extremely smooth and seems like adjustments can be a little more fine tune than some of my more expensive reels. Already ordered a 2nd reel and probably alot more to come from Kastking!
I own several Kastking bait casting reels, and like em all. But this Dark Star Crixus is by far the smoothest and best casting of all of them, and I have no idea why. Honestly, I haven't fished it yet, but in backyard testing it performed beautifully. With a 1/2 oz casting plug and 30 lb. braid I can make effortless 100-120' casts, with no thumb and zero backlash. The tension knob has a nice click feature, ditto for the drag. Both have wide ranges and function perfectly. The braking system is crazy good, no thumb necessary. And It spooled line perfectly even and is super quiet on the retrieve, smooth as silk. I'm just stunned by this Crixus!
I bought this reel for a trip to Mexico. Initially, I thought that this reel's casting abilities were small. However, this reel LAUNCHES 1/2-ounce lures. I was COMLETELY shocked by this reel. Trust me when I say this: I have spent at least 48 hours on my computer researching the best reel. Reviews, videos, and articles have led me to pick the Crixus." Buy this reel now!! You will NOT be dissapointed.