Kurt L wrote:I had one and it was a disappointment, it was the current JDM model 151HG, it was not as good in any respect as the Metanium 151HG, and not worth the money, I fished mine side by side with a Lew's Tourney Pro one day and was shocked to find the Lew's just worked better, the next day my Antares was on ebay.
I actually do agree that Antares is not worth its full retail price. And I have many reels to compare to. And it is overkill for bass fishing. I bought my 12 Antareses used in mint condition for around $230-$250 and use them for pike fishing with lures from 15g (or 1/2oz) and up.