Enjoy smooth, hassle-free spinning with the six-bearing system. Durable graphite body and rotor deliver lightweight performance, and the machined-aluminum spool enhances strength. Everlast™ bail system improves durability. Slow oscillation provides even line lays.
I own 5 Abu reels and have put many thousands of casts on them. I have had but one failure and it was a screw backing out of the bail bushing, not what I would call a quality issue,. . . . . .maybe a quality control issue. I put this reel onto my new Shimano convergence rod and having a nicely priced and very effective combo! Looking forward to trying to wear it out.
I own a reel similar to this one. It is called the Abu Garcia Cardinal 300i. This is the second best reel I have ever owned. I have seen these reels in the store, and they perform exactly like the Cardinal "i" series. They are great for the money, and they should be the top item on your Cabela's list. Overall, just a great reel.