Gear Review: Bruin Outdoors Paul Elias Legend Series Baitcast Reel

What is it?

Bruin Outdoors Paul Elias Legend Series Baitcast Reel

What sets it apart?

The Bruin Outdoors Paul Elias Legend Series Baitcast Reel is a high-end reel packed with quality components all the way through. The all-aluminum frame is one of the lightest available, and the titanium deposition coated aluminum side plates provide an extremely corrosion resistant seal. This is an extremely smooth-casting, lightweight reel that will perform under any condition, with any bait.

How do I use it?

Available in the four most common gear ratios – 5.3:1, 6.2:1, 7.3:1, and 8.1:1 – there is a speed to fit anyone’s need, with any bait. With an industry-leading drag system boasting 80 points of dual external cast control and 22 pounds of drag, the reel performs under any condition. You can control the reel with the typical tension knob as well as four base tension settings and 10 fine adjustments. Even with a high end drag system, the Japanese made anti-reverse clutch allows for solid hook sets prior to the drag system kicking in. It packs an 11-bearing system with corrosion resistant duralumin gears offering as smooth of a reel as possible.

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Angler’s insight:

As you would expect from a high-end casting reel, it walks the walk. Bruin has also offered customers a 30-day money back guarantee for peace of mind. Sometimes, the fit just isn’t right or you decide you like another reel better. For any reason, you can send it back and get a full refund. As an angler, knowing a company stands behind their product is key and the Bruin ELS Reel will be exactly what you hoped for and more. Paul Elias tested the reels for over a year and a half and genuinely believes the reel is special. From the looks, to the features, castability and hook sets, this may be one of your all-around favorite reels. The EVA foam handles feel great in your hands, especially chunking and winding.