Earlier this year, Florida Fishing Products entered the fishing reel arena and introduced the fishing world to the Osprey fishing reel. Matt Embree has been testing this reel for several months, and offers his take on why you should definitely check out the Osprey fishing reel from Florida Fishing Products on Day 19 of our 25 Days of Christmas Guide.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for that hard-core angler or just looking for a quality reel from a local based company right here in Florida. Whatever the reason is we’ve got the answer for you now with the new Osprey spinning reel by Florida Fishing Products.
The new Osprey was made to hold up to some of the most demanding conditions there is. The saltwater of Florida will put any reel to the test so make sure you’re outfitted with what you need to get the job done. With 10 eco-sealed stainless steel ball bearings and 1 roller bearing the Osprey is an incredibly smooth reel that will last. This reel also an eco-sealed carbon fiber disc drag that has an impressive amount of drag force of 22 pounds in the 3000 model and 24 pounds in the 4000 model. Not only does the reel hold up to the conditions but also performs well on any fish the inshore angler can be targeting. I’ve tested these reels out on everything from trout and flounder to bull reds and tarpon. I have been extremely pleased to have the ability to turn a large powerful fish with the amount of drag these reels offer.
The lightweight full aluminum frame gives this reel impressive strength and durability without the fatigue you will get from many other heavier reels. At only 10 oz. on the 3000 model and 11 oz. on the 4000 model you can without a question fish all day or night and still want to cast some more at the end of the trip. It’s very important for a lot of us anglers who love throwing artificial lures to have a comfortable lightweight and ergonomic reel for long hours on the water. After all who wants to make 500-1000 casts with a heavy reel. The Osprey has a 5.2 to 1 gear ratio which allows you to take up a lot of line quickly. With less turns of the handle this in turn means less fatigue on you wrist which is another advantage we all need on the water.
In this time and day it’s hard to find a true quality product that isn’t going to break the bank. This is one of the nicest traits of the new Osprey by Florida Fishing Products. With its mid range price point you still get the exceptional quality and that you would expect to get from a much higher priced reel. Pair this with amazing customer service from a local Florida based company and you now have something that many are and will continue to talk about. Head on over to FloridaFishingProducts.com to check out the all new Osprey out. Heck, pick yourself up one also while there. You won’t regret it.
The Osprey designed by fisherman for fisherman.
About the Author
Matt Embree has been a kayak angler in Northeast Florida for several years. Known for his outstanding achievements in many local kayak fishing tournaments, Matt is always humble and willing to share his passion for fishing with anyone. Matt’s hard work and persistence has earned him multiple top 5 finishes in kayak fishing tournaments.