Garden City, Long Island, NY – KastKing, an ICAST award-winning division of Eposeidon, Inc., has introduced a new round conventional baitcasting reel for the professional fishing charter market – the KastKing Rover B Charter Captain Special.
The KastKing® Rover B Charter Captain Special series in 40, 50, and 60 sizes comes without a level-wind line guide and are equipped with 6 premium shielded stainless steel ball bearings, carbon fiber drag washers instant-stop anti reverse, 5.3:1 gear ratio, precision machined brass gears, centrifugal brake, hard anodized aluminum alloy spool and side plates, stainless steel components, and line-out alarm clicker.
“We have met with many fishing guides and captains around the country for their input. Our objectives were to help them keep their operating costs down and provide durable tackle, which also translates to savings,” says Tom Gahan, Marketing Director at Eposeidon, Inc. “We originally set the stage with KastKing® braided line. It sells for less than half of competing brands and is as good as or better than anything out there. It will be the same for the KastKing® Rover. We are not the first to have a non-levelwind reel. But, we can safely say we’re the first to offer a quality reel of this type at this price point with so many features such as carbon fiber drag. We listened to the professional fishing public, and the KastKing Rover Charter Captain’s Special is the result.”
The all new KastKing® Rover, has several upgrades from the original RXA model with all new and improved features including: carbon fiber drag washers, centrifugal brake, hardened stainless steel main shaft, non-slip foam grips on dynamic strengthened handles, reinforced side plates, and an ergonomic thumb release line out bar. Rover is also available with a level-wind line guide in all sizes for those who want that feature. Rover reels are available right or left-handed models and are saltwater approved.
“I chose the 60 size for fishing off the East End of Long Island where I commonly use eight-ounces of sinker weight when bottom fishing. The KastKing Rover B 60 should be perfect for inshore work on saltwater species such as fluke, sea bass, and porgies. In addition, this reel should have no problem with school sized stripers, bluefish, and also redfish and large catfish,” says Capt. Tom Mikoleski of Grand Slam Charters in Montauk, NY and author of Bass Buff- A Striper Fishing Obsession Guide. “The reason for the ‘no level wind’ is twofold. Firstly, it’s something else that can break, and in addition, newbies can very easily get their fingers pinched between the level wind guide and the frame when using a level wind reel. Now this can’t happen. It’s a safety factor for clients.”
KastKing® Rover will be initially available through Amazon.com/KastKing and other online retailers. MSRP ranges from $62.98 to $67.98 for 40, 50, and 60 sizes and will be discounted to sell in the mid-$40 to mid-$50 range based on size.