Shakespeare® Synergy® Steel Reel
Shakespeare® continues to innovate and design products for everyday anglers. The Synergy® Steel™ series is a great value for anglers of all skill levels.
- Polished stainless steel front cone and line guide
- One steel pick-up pin
- Steel handle
- Metal gears for increased durability
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Shakespeare® Synergy® Steel Reel
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Shakespeare® Synergy® Steel Reel is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Trollfisher from The price is really the only upsides I 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 3 out of 5 by 07C6 from Long term results I 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 5 by Rick1954 from Inexpensive Reel I 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 4 out of 5 by Hooked on fishing from Works good, cheap I use one of these reels fishing light to medium freshwater fishing all the time. It works great for all panfish and bass, and I have even landed a few catfish in the 6-8lb range with it. You must keep the reels' spool filled with line for maximum castablity. It has been pretty durable so far. At the low price of $14 at Wally World, it's a good deal.
Date published: 2015-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by fleschcom from value! My second season with this reel. I have had good use of this reel but as usuall the plastic components that move fail. My button that; is used to cast the line with the pivot point failedl and because they are so cheap $9.99. So it is not worth repairing.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blue gill boy from Synergy steel Stopped 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 1 out of 5 by dannyfish from Disappointed with reels Bought 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