When it comes to fishing, it can be tiring on your body if you are constantly holding a setup and reeling in your reel all day long. The Carbon X helps to ease this issue, as it presents itself as a light-weighing reel, thanks to its carbon-fiber body and features.
In saltwater fishing, you have chances of hooking up to big fish often, and sometimes you are caught fighting these fish in strong currents, making the fight more difficult. The Carbon X presents a powerful drag system, allowing up to 33 pounds of drag power. This allows for opportunities to have better regulation of the line tension while fighting varying species and situations. Trust me, if you have ever fought a strong jack crevalle making long runs and quick turns in a strong current, or a snook trying to make its way deep into the mangroves, you’re going to want a good drag system.
Like needing a strong drag system, also having a good gear ratio is another pro to a good reel. The Carbon X 4000 contains a 5.2:1 and 6.2:1 gear ratio, allowing even the strong, big fish to be brought in with good timing.
This spinning reel has some serious smoothness to it! The features of this reel work together to provide an overall smooth and quality characteristic to the reel, such as the 10+1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, Zinc Alloy drive gear, direct drive screw-in aluminum handle, hollow nest-shaped spool, smooth positive click drag, and high-density EVA knob: all mentioned in the Carbon X 4000 description on Piscfiun’s website. When you hold this product and are reeling in, whether there’s a fish on the line or not, you will instantly be able to see that “smooth” feeling as described.
Great Features for Saltwater Fishing
Another nice feature of the Carbon X is that it contains a few key attributes for saltwater fishing. It includes a “reinforced anti-corrosion stainless steel main shaft” as well as a sealed rubber ring in the drag system, to help prevent corrosion and impairment. Anyone that spends a good amount of time saltwater fishing knows the corrosion from the salty water can be insane, so if you don’t have good gear, you’ll find yourself constantly replacing things. The Carbon X has great features to help prevent this from happening, trust my word as I have used it many times in saltwater, and it still looks fresh out of the box! With the help of its anti-corrosion system, you should still make sure to always rinse off your reels after using them in saltwater. That way you can keep it in the “good as new” state, even after many trips on the water.
Regardless of construction, make sure the spool fits tightly on the frame. Any gap between the two could snag or nick your fly line. A good reel has stainless steel gearing to fight corrosion and should include a one-way roller bearing to keep the line from backing up.
Overall, the Carbon X 4000 is a reel I keep in my fishing gear lineup, as I often use it when exploring the inshore waters of Southwest Florida, looking for gamefish. Time and time again, I have been able to pull in a variety of species such as snook, redfish, jack crevalle, etc. The overall look of the reel is very appealing, and it has proven its quality and reliability after multiple uses and allowing for a great product at a lower cost than its competitors. It is a reel you should try out, if not add to your go-to fishing product lineup, whether you are an experienced angler or new to the sport. I have been happy with this product, and I think you will be too!