Kastking Valiant Eagle Baitcasting Reel - Review
Introducing the Valiant Eagle, a baitcasting reel from KastKing that pays tribute to the symbol of American pride, the Bald Eagle. Designed with outstanding performance and reliable quality in mind, this reel is perfect for freshwater and saltwater fishing enthusiasts from coast to coast.
Palm Perfect Design
The Valiant Eagle features KastKing's Palm Perfect design philosophy. With a reel height of just under 40mm, this baitcaster is designed to fit perfectly in your hands. The Swing-Wing Side Cover allows for easy one-handed operation without the fear of dropping it in the water or losing it.
Faster and Lighter
The Valiant Eagle comes in two popular gear ratios and is equipped with a 105mm aluminum handle with sure-grip EVA knobs. The 6.6:1 model offers a gear ratio that retrieves 26.1 inches per turn, while the faster 8.1:1 model retrieves 32.1 inches per turn. Additionally, the Palm Perfect design reduces weight, making this reel only 7.2oz, lighter than most graphite casting reels on the market.
The Valiant Eagle baitcast reel features a solid graphite frame, 7+1 Stainless Steel Double Shielded Ball Bearings for superior performance, durable Hamai cut precision manganese brass main gear and pinion gear, brass worm shafts, stainless steel line guide shaft and hardware, smooth carbon fiber drag washers with 17.6 lbs of drag to prevent break-offs, ceramic line guide, and a fully adjustable 7-button magnetic brake.
The Valiant Eagle features double bearing supported pinion gear technology, which increases smoothness by 35% under load compared to older reel designs. This new structure also enhances durability by 30%. Both models have ample line capacity, with mono line capacity ranging from 12lb/120yds to 14lb/100yds and braid line capacity ranging from 50lb/120yds to 60lb/100yds.
The Valiant Eagle baitcasting reel offers deluxe features typically found in more expensive reels. The precision machined brass main gear and manganese brass pinion gear ensure durability and reliable service. The Swing-Wing side cover provides convenient access to the 7-button magnetic braking system and secures it in place to prevent loss. The reel's 7 + 1 double shielded stainless steel ball bearings offer smooth casts and retrieves.
The Valiant Eagle also boasts a corrosion-free graphite frame, brass worm shafts, stainless steel line guide shaft and hardware, smooth carbon fiber drag washers with 17.6 lbs of drag, ceramic line guide, and a fully adjustable 7-button magnetic brake.
Models and Specifications
The Valiant Eagle baitcast reel comes in two gear ratios: 8.1:1 and 6.1:1. The 8.1:1 version has a graphite frame, 7+1 ball bearings, a max drag of 17.6lbs, weighs 7.2oz, retrieves 32.1 inches per turn, and has a mono line capacity of 12/120 and 14/100. The 6.1:1 version has the same specifications except for the gear ratio, which retrieves 26.1 inches per turn.
Both versions of the Valiant Eagle are available in right-hand and left-hand models and feature a matte black finish with gold trim.
With its durability, convenience, efficiency, and affordability, the KastKing Valiant Eagle baitcasting reel is a top choice for anglers. It combines high-end features with a sleek design, delivering exceptional performance on every fishing trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is the Valiant Eagle suitable for both freshwater and saltwater fishing?
Yes, the Valiant Eagle is designed to be used in both freshwater and saltwater environments. It is built with corrosion-resistant materials to withstand the harsh conditions of saltwater fishing.
2. How does the Palm Perfect design enhance the user experience?
The Palm Perfect design of the Valiant Eagle ensures a comfortable and secure grip, allowing for extended use without hand fatigue. The Swing-Wing Side Cover also provides easy access to the reel's internal components with one-handed operation.
3. What is the maximum drag capacity of the Valiant Eagle?
The Valiant Eagle has a maximum drag capacity of 17.6lbs, providing anglers with the power needed to handle large fish and prevent break-offs.
4. Can the magnetic brake be adjusted according to personal preference?
Yes, the Valiant Eagle features a fully adjustable 7-button magnetic brake system. Anglers can fine-tune the braking force to match their casting style and environmental conditions.
5. Are spare parts available for the Valiant Eagle?
Yes, KastKing offers a range of spare parts for the Valiant Eagle baitcast reel. These parts can be easily replaced, allowing anglers to maintain and extend the lifespan of their reel.View Buying Options