The Apogee-II 520 is an ultralight spinning reel with the mechanical features found on the company’s higher-priced companion Apogee I series (five bearings as compared to two). Everyone liked it. ‘Smooth as can be, with sure mechanism and an excellent value,’ was typical of the praise. Two reviewers disagreed on whether the handle was comfortable or not. A caveat from one tester warned that when this reel is teamed with ultralight line the drag should be adjusted carefully because at one point it goes quickly from a light to a fairly heavy setting.