Savage Gear Stealth Spinning Reels

It’s been a big year for Savage Gear who cement themselves in the Australian market as a key fishing product manufacturer. Recently the team at Savage Gear released their new range of spinning reels custom built to suit tough Aussie conditions. A welcomed change from Savage Gear who already have an established range of fishing rods, lures, and accessories. Therefore it only made sense that they too would look to manufacturer their own range of spinning reels. They have done so with a statement releasing a new range of product series. This includes 2 brand new reel series the Stealth range and the Black range. They also hit the market with 4 brand new rod series. The MPP2 ( Multi purpose predator 2 ). The Salt2, The Finezze and the LRF ( Light Range Fishing ) rod series. So it’s an exciting time for this fishing manufacturer looking to build a reputation in the Australian market. But how do the new Stealth range of reels stack up?

Our tests

I have been using the stealth line of reels exclusively now since there release. I have been pleasantly surprised at just how good they perform. The reel is super smooth, it has a great sound especially when line is peeled from the reel. It handles most species with ease, I have really have enjoyed the experience to date. My favourite style of fishing is light and I will often try chasing big fish on the smaller size reels and these reels have handled that extremely well. I use the stealth 2000 size chasing bream, flathead, redfin, trout, squid, and whiting. Whilst using the 3000 for chasing salmon, trevally and the 4000 size model to chase snapper, gummy sharks. The 6000 size reel on big mulloway and sharks.

Immediately you can feel the build quality, its a solid unit made with quality components yet very light in weight and casting for hours is no problems especially with the smaller 2000 and 3000 models. Gladly the lightweight hasn’t compromised strength or general build quality. You Can cast long distances especially when you spool your reel with a good quality brad thin in diameter. I really like the way it works when you get a bite, the drag system handles really well and it sounds terrific when line is peeled from the spool. Like any reel its susceptible to general wear and tear I have fished with the stealth reels in both salt water and freshwater and have often got dirt and sand on the reel which hasn’t been a problem. A light rinse after use and its like new with no scratches or impact from the elements which highlights its quality.

Price

These reels hit the market with an asking price of $199 ( There have been some recent promotional pricing so keep your eyes out for those opportunities ). They are sold exclusively through BCF fishing retail outlets throughout Australia. I think with the build quality you get from these reels that its a fair and reasonable asking price which will command the attention of the Aussie market. At that price point, it will be competing against well established giant brands and reel series such as Shimano Nasci, Daiwa Aird, Rapala Levis & Penn Slammer but I think it very much holds its own in this category.

Pros

Quality build
Lightweight
Comes in a range of sizes
Looks great
Casts well
Makes a nice sound when line is being spooled from the reel
Affordable price point

Final word from the author

I know have 8 stealth reels in my collection and have really enjoyed using them. They look great and work really well over a number of different applications. If your interested in one then make sure you check out the videos above which show them in action.

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