Tackle Type:
Advantage Centerpin Float Reel
Centerpin Reel
Manufacturers Description:
"This center pin float reel was designed by Leon Hanson to fish steelhead and salmon in difficult weather and river conditions of the Great Lakes. It has been developed in response to the many requests for a superior float reel from fishermen “On the river”."

One year from date of purchase by the original purchaser, Hanson Reels will warranty the reel against failure in materials and workmanship. The warranty applies to the original purchaser providing the registration card is mailed within 30 days of purchase.

This warranty does not cover normal wear, improper use, improper assembly, improper or inadequate cleaning or maintenance. The attached card must be completed and returned within 30 days for the warranty to be effective. The warranty covers parts and labor only and covers the repair and or replacement parts at the discretion of Hanson Reels. The reel must be maintained and cleaned with accordance with the care instructions to keep the warranty in effect.

Size5" Diameter
Weight7.6 Ounces
Materials6061-T6 Aircraft aluminum and stainless steel parts
BearingsStainless steel ball (free running)
ClickerEnclosed detent clicker, lever activated
FinishBlack Hard Coat
Capacity50 yards of 20-pound Dacron backing, and 200-250 yards of .011 monofilament
DragAngler-Supplied by palming or feathering
MadeMichigan, USA

  • Knobs: Anti-Fouling with pocket washers
  • Finger Spin Holes: For speed winding
  • Ergonomics: Narrow reel design for comfort
  • Recessed Knobs: For palming convenience
  • Casting: Designed for side or spin casting

The Low Down:
A reel packed with the latest innovations, taylored to fishermens concerns, wants and needs. The retail price places it at the top of the "affordable" float reels; is it worth it? At first glance, and with a few days on the river, we'd say yes. One concern would be the warranty which is only one year. We'd guess this would be due the the presision machining and tight tolerances which may make this reel a bit on the "fussy" side. One thing we did take note of, are the refrences to being careful with this reel in the owners manual.

For a full write used and abused write up on it, check out the "Quest Tested"section.
- EZ

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