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Shimano Symetre 2500 Fishing Reels

Fishing Reels Manufacturer: Shimano
Shimano Model: Symetre 2500
Review Category: Fishing Reels

Purchase: I bought this reel at a Gander Mountain store for $79.99.

Things I like about the Shimano Symetre 2500: It's very smooth. The sales person said that it was a new model for this year. I hope its better than my last one...

What I don't like about the Shimano Symetre 2500: Well, I have had many reels in the past, from Quantums, Abu's, Daiwa, Penn, Shimano and all have had "wear and tear". But even with my extensive maintainence care during the winter months on all my reels, the ones I use most always seem to have some sort of problem. The antireverse would wiggle, or it wouldn't spin as smoothly as before. Its just really frustrating because I have spent as little as twenty bucks to d*mn near a hundred and it just doesn't matter. The bottom line is reels break down. I just wanted one that I can use for the rest of my life and be proud of it.

Symetre 2500 quality: Most of it is well made. The most of the constructed pieces are metal, but I am worried about the plastic piece covering the roller bearing. I have has those come off in the past. I'm wondering about the new ball bearings which are "anti-rust". Why would they have had ones that rust in the first place? I truly don't care about the aesthetics of the reels I use. All I care about is if its going to crap out on me during the fight.

Symetre 2500 summary: If I were the guy that makes the reels instead of using them, I would make one helluva reel for the guy that uses them. "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day...give a man a reel that doesn't work after a season, then he won't eat fish after that..."

Rating for this Shimano product: 3

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Date: 2004-03-19

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