Re: Cabela's Deal or No Deal
I have the original RLS reel. It is a tad heavy, but bulletproof. I've never had to anywhere near max out the drag on carp or 20" san juan trout, and it has served me very well. I have a Ross CLA as well and quite frankly like the RLS better. There is more metal on the RLS, I like the drag adjustments, the oversized knob, etc..... The Ross had more high range drag, but not by much, and I'll never need that much drag. I have beaten and abused the thing and it runs like a champ.
Only one warning- if you get it, realize that its not sealed and don't set it down in sand. If you do its not that big a deal- you just have to take the spool off and wash everything out really good. If you don't you will feel the grit inside the reel and it might momentarily seize up.