Featured in B-Side seasons 1 and 2, this reel is a favorite of Joe Cermele's. Everything you want in a big low profile reel. Drag and Power is the focus of the new A3 design, H.A.M. Hardened brass gearing cut with Japanese Hamai precision is the engine that drives the machine. The 40 lb Carbon Bull Drag is the stopping power to land your Trophy. The 13 Fishing Concept A3 Casting Reel with HD Aluminum Construction and Ocean Armor 2 Saltwater Protection is the perfect choice for targeting Pacific coast calicos, giant musky, double-digit bass, or gulf coast inshore monsters.
"This reel has been such a workhorse for me, largely because it's so versatile. Technically I'd call it a swimbait reel, designed for bigger bass lures, but it also has exceptional cranking power and pairs well with heavier braid—30 pounds or more. That means I can use it for everything from bombing bigger pike lures, to ripping snakeheads out of heavy cover, to delivering jigs to inshore species. It's taken all the punishment I can dish in both salt- and fresh water."
- Joe Cermele, host of B-Side Fishing, Bent Podcast