Get smooth, dependable casts with the Shakespeare® Synergy Steel 10-B Spincast Reel Convertible. The reel features a steel frame for durability and a 3.8:1 gear ratio to provide steady retrieves. Antireverse delivers control when you're reeling in a big one, and the reel is convertible for right- or left-handed use. The reel comes prespooled with 10 lb. line for convenience and is washable. 75 yards/10 lb. 9.9 oz.
Features and Benefits
3.8:1 gear ratio for steady retrieves
Antireverse provides control
Convertible retrieve for right- or left-handed use
Rated 3 out of
Long term resultsI have had 3 for many years and had great results. Until last year when they would hang up when casting far distances. I just took them apart and found the problem. They put wire covered in felt around the edge of the spool and over time it wears out. It causes the line to snag inside and stops the line from coming out. I think I might try to fix them but probably too much trouble. Also the inside will rust and also cause trouble casting.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 1 out of
Inexpensive ReelI bought 3 of these reels mostly because they were priced cheap and were easy for the kids to use. However I discovered that they tangled easily until I removed about 30 feet of excess line. That solved the tangle problem. Now I'm getting the plastic cast button stuck and on one reel the button is broken and now unusable. I understand that when I buy an inexpensive product, that it might not be top quality. However I had hoped they would at least last one season. We're down to one reel that's still working.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 1 out of
Terrible reel - Even for $10!Bought one after Christmas, worked great and I loved it. Lever that you depress to cast just popped off one day. Luckily, Academy exchanges stuff with receipt without problems. Got another of the same thinking I just got a bad reel and after about three days fishing, same lever popped off. Terrible product. Guess I will be exchanging again, but will get a different one this time. I have learned with reels...I keep the receipt and packaging b/c they either stop working well or break. I am not spending more in hopes of getting a better reel...I will just keep exchanging, I guess.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 1 out of
Blue gill boy from
Synergy steelStopped working immediately. Could not take the spinner apart to fix. I see the "new" synergy steel is coming soon. Not surprising.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 2 out of
The price is really the only upsidesI bought three of these. The first I bought for my son when his Zebco broke. So far I haven't had any trouble out of it, but it gets infrequent use. The second I bought for myself to put on a cheap rod I picked up on clearance. I first I loved the thing, but after a few weeks of steady use it started catching and hanging up constantly to the point that now it rarely casts at all. The only reason I bought the third is that it was cheaper than buying line to try to fix the broken one.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 1 out of
Disappointed with reelsBought two these for perch fishing. One broke on the first cast and the second one binds up and catches constantly.
Date published: 2014-06-06
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