Just got an email from tackledirect.com that this reel is in back order... but it sounds like a good alternative to baitcast reels open spool feature... sure is a pretty reel and a 40% marked down is very hard to pass.
At this price I might upgrade all my old spinning reels which are 6-8 years old.
Why do I go fishing? To catch a box of fish and/or some quality time under the sun. Thank Heaven I never fail fishing in Texas, catching box fish or plenty of sunburn.