Monday, May 1, 2017

Product Review: KastKing Mela 4000 Spinning Reel

Company Description:  The KastKing Mela Spinning Reel is light, smooth, powerful, and comes with a free spool! When other brands charge premium price for the so called fame, we cut our price to give more value back to our customers!

You will love the features of the Mela Spinning Reel that includes: 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel bearings, instant stop anti-reverse, CNC machined aluminum handle and exquisite aluminum spool, plus a spre graphite spool and most of all the up to 20lb max drag power.

Amazing Aerospace- grade aluminum honeycomb design spool gives you a fishing reel with strength and light weight. Mela spinning reels are equipped with: precision brass gears, hardened megal main shaft, 10 shielded stainless steel bearings, clutch roller bearing, and interchangeable right or left hand CNC machined handle.

Flawless light weight graphite spinning reel body with carbon black finish is corrosion proof. The best thng about a Mela Spinning REel is its great features at an affordable price. Compare a KastKing Mela spinning reel to a similar size fishing reel that costs much more, such as a reel from Shimano, Penn, Daiwa, Okuma, Lew's or other fishing reel brands. KastKing is an ICAST 2015 award winning brand.

Bearings: 10+1
Gear Ratio: 4.8:1
Line Capacity: 10LB/195Yds, 12/140yds, 15/110
Max Drag: 20LB
Weight: 12 oz.

Review:  I got the KastKing Mela 4000 as a birthday gift this year from my wife and kids.  A welcome gift that was right on time since I had broken one of my reels last fishing season.

On first view I couldn't be happier with the Mela 4000 spinning reel.  It's a stout real that comes with an additional spool, which not many companies provide any more.  While the second spool is simply a plastic spool, the main spool is made of high quality aluminum and helps balance out the reel perfectly.

The main spool I have spooled with 20lb braided line with a 6lb flourocarbon leader.  The spare spool is spooled with 8lb monofilament designed for spinning reels. I went with these combinations because using this reel for casting hair jigs ranging from 1/8oz. to 1/4oz which are ideal baits for this spinning reel.

On top of good the quality is of the reel, the price point is something that is affordable for any angler no matter what their budget is.  A price point thats achieved by selling straight to anglers rather than to retailers then anglers.  The fact that Eposeidon has taken a couple of players out of he supply chain has taken quite a bit of cost of the marketing of the reel which normally would've been passed down to the consumer

So far I've had all good experience with the Mela 4000 with the exception of one thing.  The first time I fished with it the reel was noisey due to a lack of lubrication on the shaft. However once lubed it worked absolutely great.  I'll definitely be purchasing another and possibly giving one away on my youtube channel as well.

Price: $35.98


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