I love my new Ballistic reel and have caught some nice fish with it already. It is very smooth, but it feels a little stiffer than my Daiwa TDA reels. I'm a bit of a reel geek and do my own reel service. So I opened it up to check it out. The Ballistic has some sealed bearings and additional water barriers in it and I believe that makes it feel stiffer. Over time I can see myself with more of these reels.
tight work on the reds.
does that new reel feel lighter than the TDA reels ?