For the (low) price, you get a sturdy, solid-performing reel that so far has worked quite well. It's a pretty good deal for a large, solid reel that should last for quite some time.
So far I am impressed with the quality of built of this reel, especially for the price. It runs very smooth, the drag seems to engage smoothly too, nothing creaks or rattles. It's not particularly heavy, but leaves a very solid impression, and raises the expectation that it will last, even with some abuse. So far I have only been fishing 2 days with it, so this review is limited to impressions of a first hands-on. I haven't yet gotten a fish on big enough to test the drag, the comment about that is unfortunately derived from setting the reel up and from clear bites that miraculously turned into snags...I may update once I have used it a bit more and had some more luck with bigger fish, as well as some exposure to snow and ice. I do intend to use it for salmon and steelhead, so cold resistance is important. Winter is coming, I'll see how it fares soon!
I do like the button on the crank that allows it to be quickly stowed without fumbling around with the screw on the crank. The mechanism looks solid, time will tell if it is as reliable as the low-tech solution.
Bought 3 of these for a fishing trip with my brother(in photo) and my dad...
Caught 40 fish 20lbs plus.... dropped them in the creek several times...they performed amazing for the cost...😎👍
I've been wanting to pick up a 4000 size reel to use in saltwater. This reel is well made and very smooth drag. It's not too heavy considering the size. Will be easy to spool up the braid since the spool has a knurled finish. I also like that the handle has a button to fold it over for easier transport. I've not had this reel on the water yet, but I have confidence it'll do great.
I love this PL4000 from PlusinnoFishing. It is so light weight and sheer. Excellent value for the money. This reel is just as good as a Shimono or Abu Garcia. It easily compares to a reel 3 times it's price! I highly recommend this product. You will not be disappointed. Easy, smooth retrieve. Get this reel. I have it on a 7ft carbon Berkley rod.
Very nice reel for the money. I broke my previous reel and wanted a simple replacement. I'm very pleased with the quality and functionality of this reel.
Loves this product, very compact but strong material! I'm so impressed for the price point as well! I will be able to use this for a long time to come!
Took it out for the first time and had a great trip. Cast a country mile and drag is smooth. Fished it hard for three days straight and had 0 problems. Paired with elite hunter rod was light weight and comfortable to fish all day with.
This reel feels really solid. It is an all metal construction and the bearings turn really smoothly. I haven’t used it yet as I just received it in the mail, but it seems well made and looks like a promising addition to the collection.
Love the new reel. The reel is very smooth and the drag is strong. The design is cool with the dark grey and gold coloring and the metal is strong. I fitted the reel with braided line and it works well but of course fluorocarbon or mono would work as well. Overall a great reel for the price.
So I wanted the 3000 but they were out of stock, so was the 4000 so the 5000 it was. It pairs well with the rod I got with the original 3000. First time out and I landed a 7.5 lb catfish!
This is the best freshwater fishing reel I’ve ever owned! I have many that we’re more expensive (Diawa, Shimano, etc.) but none are as smooth and responsive as this gem!
I couldn’t wait to get my lime in it and put it to work. Fist time at our dock I caught a nice large catfish and my wife caught a nice bass the following day. Also, this reel uses aluminum and stainless steel so this reel can be used in saltwater as well! Next week we’ll be going up to Crystal River to try our luck with some redfish!
You’ll definitely enjoy this reel and you won’t beat the price with a fishimg reel of this quality!!!
Like most anglers i like having different rods and reels for different ocassions. However i don't want to break the bank to get everything i need. I have tried some of the more expensive reels but i have recently purchased a couple plussino reels. The prices are great to cover all my rods but the reels are not cheaply made. The parts and build look and feel high quality and most important they work. The drag is very smooth when you hook into a good fish. I like to use light line and drag is very important at those times. I just recieved this reel but have brought in some nice fish on other plussino reels that i would have lost with light line and lesser quality reels. Overall a great buy. They will continue to be my go to reel.
Haven't bought a reel in years and I was overdue for an update. Purchased the GE3000 July 2020. Right out of the box the reel looks awesome! Great detail in the color choices. Looks even better in full sunlight. Gold accents around grey/blue/graphite color tint body. Once on my rod the rod now looks old and needs to be replaced. I filled it up with 150yds of 10lb braid with a 4ft mono leader. Spins and casts like butter. Feels very light and effortless. Drag has a light "chime" to it which is different. I can tell this reel is loaded with bearings. So smooth. I loved my old reel, but this is now my primary. Great bang for the buck!! (picture is my 7yr old son's hand. The reel is NOT oversized! haha)
I recently picked this Plusinno GE3000 spinning reel and so far I’m very pleased with the quality of this reel. This reel feels very solid and well built with an all metal frame. The 9+1 Ball bearings really make this reel spin smooth like butter. The color scheme is visually pleasing with a metallic black/graphic body and gold accents. The bail works well and the drag seems very robust. The GE3000 does have an anti reverse switch on the bottom and I’m very pleased to see the spool come with a braid ready rubber ring to add braided line without having to use a mono or floro starter. The reel is a little on the heavier side but for under $30, I am very pleased with the quality of this reel.
This reel is very smooth and casts great with my 10lb line. Very good quality, now just need to catch some fish with it.
Love this reel., reels in like glass. Quality seems amazing for the price. I have purchased many rods and reels over my lifetime and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to this one 👍. I am very happy and satisfied.. thanks! great product!
Very enjoyable to use for the price. Build seems solid. Smooth action, very little play in the mechanism. You can spend a whole lot more for a reel that's a little better.
Got out last night with this beauty for the first time. I caught six Bass from the golf course pond. No trophy fish, but those little ones put up a good fight. The reel performed amazingly well! It is quiet and smooth, both casting and retrieving. I bought this as a reel for guests to use when they visit, but I think the guests might be using my old reel instead. I’ve used Plusinno lures and now one of their reels. Both have been great! I’m going to try one of their telescoping rods next.
This reel is great! The quality is very good. I fish both saltwater and freshwater, and was surprised to see the capacity of the reel. It has a 265 yd capacity with 6lbs, and 145 yds with 10lb. Fishing saltwater I cant even cast a 2oz spoon that far. The gear ration is 5.7:1 which is really nice and smooth. I upgraded from a 4:1 ratio and it feels way better reeling. The drag seemed strong and with 45lb braid it defeated my grip strength.
TL;DR: High quality, good capacity, nice ratio, strong drag.
It is great looking smooth performing reel. Handle shape feels like ergonomically designed.
Now planning to go out for trout, bass, pike fishing with this reel.
Lightweight for me. Nice looking color.
Glad to tried to try this reel.
Great starter Reel for anyone looking for an affordable nice quality fishing reel spins amazing and worth the purchase update later on as time goes by and build more ware on this product to see how it holds up
I just bought the Plusinno BE3000 reel and am very impressed with it from the beginning. The spool holds a nice amount of braided line and is very smooth. It’s light weight and looks really sharp. It’s a basic model with not many gadgets so it’s less likely to have issues down the road. This reel has a 9+1 ball bearing set up which I have really like with the style of pond fishing I do. I would highly recommend this for value and quality.
This is an amazing reel for the money. Operating the reel is very smooth, no hitches! A rubber base on the spool grips the line preventing sliding/makes loading line easy. The bail is sturdy and smooth to operate. Casting with this reel was a blast.
Great product that I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a reel. Reels very smoothly and has an easy to adjust drag knob. Customer support is great and I have enjoyed every Plusinno product I have bought so far. They’ve been the best company for all my fishing gear from fishing poles to lures and gear. 10/10 would recommend using this company and their products, especially this reel