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Academy H2O Xpress Mettle MT2

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MSRP ($):
59.99
Take the H2O XPRESS® Mettle MT2 Baitcast Reel Right-handed on your next fishing trip. The 1-piece aluminum frame ensures lightweight handling, and the forged-aluminum spool and high-strength alloy gears offer smooth casting and retrieves. The reel's 6.3:1 gear ratio allows for fast, silent retrieves, and the reel features a 6-pin centrifugal braking system, 10 bearings and an adjustable star drag with audible clicks. 7.7 oz. 120 yards/12 lb.

Features and Benefits
1-piece aluminum frame is lightweight
10 bearings (6 stainless steel inside the reel, 4 chrome steel bearings in the handle)
6.3:1 gear ratio for fast, silent retrieves
Forged-aluminum spool and high-strength alloy gears for smooth casting and retrieves
Adjustable star drag with audible clicks
Lightweight aluminum handle
6-pin centrifugal braking system
26" line retrieved per handle turn
Important Product and Safety Information
Proposition 65 warning for California residents: WARNING - This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
What's in the Box
H2O XPRESS® Mettle MT2 Baitcast Reel Right-handed

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1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
3.5
Craftsmanship 
 
3.0  (1)
Durability 
 
3.0  (1)
Versatility 
 
4.0  (1)
Value 
 
4.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
3.5
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4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Good Investment with some work

I bought two when they were on sale. Took the two Mettle reels apart to check if they were over lubricated. Grease in the bearings. (as usual with most reels) All metal clutch parts, level wind gears nylon. Now they are clean, and properly lubed. I agree with a forum guy that they are a near exact copy of a Daiwa Lexa. They cast great but get a little noisy with time. I have had issues with the spool release (casting) lever sticking. The drag on these has been known to stick so its important to check it or upgrade to carbontex drag washers. I would have trouble paying full price for these. If you find it on sale it is a great deal. I got mine both for half price.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Value, All Aluminum Frame, Centrifugal Braking
Cons:
Durability

Equipment Model

Model:
MT2
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