- Sep 1, 2011
- Piker Central
- Boat Make
- 31 BHM
That reel is half the speed of an electramate. I used a brand new 620-xp for bass but had to use half the amount of backing on the spool to get it right.I jumped on and picked up the XL 601. I just couldn't get all the facts on some others and for a local store stocking it at $619 figure I would give it a try. A few commercial bass fisherman have been using this reel and didnt complain so figure why not. Worse case is I can flip it and sell it for a marginal loss as a teaser reel down south.
Here is a description of it.
The Kristal XL 601 is smallest, lightest and most compact of the Kristal family, but don't let the size fool you! The XL 601 is a very powerful reel designed for a wide variety of applications. Ideal for deepwater sea bass, light tilefish, yelloweye, cod, snapper, and light duty grouper. Also an excellent high-torque kite reel. The XL 601 is best suited for fishing depths less than 600' and occasional deeper use. This is the only Kristal I would recommend for use when holding the rod.
Line Capacity: 1,000 yards 80# Braid
Weight: 4.8 Pounds
Retrieval Speed: 270 feet per minute
Average Draw: 5 AMP / hour
Drag Pressure (max): 28 pounds
Lifting Power (underwater): 80 pounds
Holy crap so glad I didn't do the Electramate. Loud!! Going to pick up another 601xl. How do people deal with the noise? Can't even talk to the guy reeling.
This Summer I had both an old red electramate and a brand new black 620xp. I was impressed how quiet the 620xp is and I didn't have 3 or 4 boats honing in on me except when reeling in on the old Red.Ever fish Chatham on a commercial bass day when its foggy? The sound of the reels in the fog sounds like 100 winches always working