Originally Posted by phnix5888
what is the opinion on the cortland reels?
It's good at holding line and backing. It's a $40 reel with line. That's what it's supposed to do.
Rio, Cortland, and Scientific Anglers make lines that cost about $35 to $40. Figure in about $5 for backing and $4 for a leader. You can be out the door under $50 and still salvage your reel. Worse case scenario is that you could make a midnight run to a Walmart to line up.