I have been a Tournament angler for the last 20 years. Like most anglers I bought the best equipment, paying $200-300 for a reel. Sure I tried the econo route, but was just never satisfied with the performance.
One day, I took a long look at my investment (those 20 high priced rods with their name brand reels) and realized that competitive fishing is quickly turning into a rich man's sport.
I decided to do something about that. I contacted one of the largest fishing reel manufacturers in the world and we developed a top of the line bait casting reel, as good as any $200-300 reel. The reel has 10 ball bearings with dual brakes both magnetic and centrifugal.
The difference is that I am able to sell my reel for $59.99.
I truly believe this is the best reel I have ever used, and believe me I've tried most of them out there.
The DR Fisherman Series Bait Caster has performed outstandingly for me over the last 8 months and now we are introducing it to every angler.