Shakespeare Synergy is the medium spincast reel in the new Synergy series, which also includes a larger model and a trigger underspin rig. Besides the inclusion of two bearings, the reel boasts a gear-driven drag adjustment, extremely comfortable thumb release and comfort handle knobs. Our test team liked it. ‘A great little reel,’ was a common description; a reel with ‘really smooth overall performance and one that is practically foolproof,’ was another. It was considered a good reel for children or any spincast enthusiast. Only one tester disliked the top-mounted drag control, judging it a bit inconvenient.