Fin-Nor Ahab MegaLite

Fin-Nor Ahab MegaLite

Although twist, balance, and anti-reverse have dominated most aspects of spinning reels recently, two new products sport features that may become more common in the future. One is the new Fin-Nor Ahab MegaLite spinning reel, a light-duty saltwater model with a detached front drag design that allows for drag adjustment and spool replacement independent of the spool retaining knob. (On most front-drag reels, the spool retaining knob also adjusts drag tension; changing spools requires resetting the drag tension.) Each of the four models in the MegaLite series has five ball bearings, heavy-duty gears, large cork drag washer, balanced rotor, continuous anti-reverse, and long-cast spool. (Price: $139 to $179.)