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13 Fishing Concept "A" Casting Reel - $169.99

Sleek, stylish, and sexy is what you expect from 13 Fishing, but the all-new 13 Fishing Concept A Casting Reel is more than just a pretty package - it is loaded with the features knowledgeable anglers want.

Weighing in at only 6.7oz as well, the Concept A sports a rugged lightweight aluminum chassis with a design that sits remarkably low on your rod. The streamlined design was built so you could easily wrap your hand around it to maximize comfort and control. Seven total ball bearings (6+1), including 3 anti-corrosion bearings, and a Dead Stop Anti-Reverse bearing keep functioning impossibly smooth, and 13 Fishing’s proprietary Arrowhead line guide also features a uniquely shaped opening to help reduce friction during casting. The Concept A’s 22lb Bulldog drag system holds tough and won’t let up until that big one is in the boat, and each reel also equipped with a 6-way centrifugal braking system for complete cast control. Available in a full range of gear ratios - from 5.3:1 to 8.1:1, the 13 Fishing Concept A Casting Reel has all your tournament fishing reel needs covered.

-Rugged Aluminum Frame & Sideplates
-6 Ball Bearings (3 Anti-Corrosion, 3 Stainless Steel)
-Dead Stop Anti-Reverse Bearing
-Arrowhead Line Guide
-22lb Bulldog Drag System
-6-way Centrifugal Braking System
-Lightweight Aluminum Handle
-Concept Cork Handle Knobs
-Saltwater Approved

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Weighing in at only 6.7oz, the all-new 13 Fishing Concept A Casting Reel is loaded with the features knowledgeable anglers want in a compact, stylish and easily palmable package.

Comments: Got the 6:6:1 reel because they sold out of the 7:3:1 ..so I settled..first impression sexy and light!! Not to mention small ..i throw heavier baits than this reel..first off its by far the most comfortable reel I have ever felt..first cast was a mile and caught a fish on the first cast unreal!! Highly recommend this reel!! Hope they get more in stock!!

From: Chad: Rancho Cucamonga, CA 9/13/14

Comments: I got the 6.6:1, and was very skeptical about it when I first grabbed it out of the box. It's really small, and too light to be any good. Told my wife to "get ready to see a disappointed man". Matched it up with a 7'2 Medium Heavy that I use for swim jigs, and took it out on the pond out back. Right out of the box this reel casted a 3/8 oz swim jig a country mile and a half. I didn't even put everything into the cast thinking it would need adjusting. So I reeled in and really heaved it this time, and holy crap. This reel is incredibly smooth. Honestly leaps and bounds better than any Abu Garcia reel I have. The first cast easily went across the pond to the other bank, which is a solid 50 yards. The second went even further. Caught a solid 4pounder on my third cast and this reel didn't bat an eye. Handled the fish like it was nothing, was impressive through the whole fight, and the drag is incredibly smooth. I love this reel. Ended up catching 5 fish, all over 2 pounds and this reel didn't give me one minor issue at all. I'll be using it in a tournament next weekend and if it performs the same throughout that day, I will be selling all of my Abu reels to replace with reels from this company. And honestly I'm hoping it does. Very impressed with this product.

From: Jonathan: Naples, FL 6/26/14

Comments: This reel is SWEEEEET!!! I bought the Concept A from Tackle Warehouse a few months ago and come back to buy another, SOLD OUT. The word is out with this new company. I have fished many different bait casters (Quantum/Abu/Dawia) most recent the Lexa because I can fish both waters salt and fresh. The time it took to really dial in the Concept A was a fraction compared to the Lexa. Cast effortlessly, Light weight, Large handle, Fits in our palm, I can go on & on. Its a must have. 13 Fishing is the REEL DEAL. I will purchase another one or two when back in stock. Thank you Tackle Warehouse and 13 Fishing

From: Ryan: San Diego, CA 6/18/14

Comments: Finally got the concept A and I was amazed at the attention to detail on this reel, super smooth casting, super smooth retrieve, easy to set up for different weight lures, braking system is very refined, which I was worried about since it has no external dial, but don't fear it is under the cover, no clumsy brakes to turn off or on just rotate internal brake dial. 13 fishing is going to be a force to be recond with in the fishing world for sure. Great product!!!

From: Doty: Terre Haute, IN 5/15/14

Comments: the 8.1:1 is super quick, smooth, light and palmable. got maybe 95-105yds of 50lb braid. use it for flipping and froging. being a daiwa and shimano guy this reel is up there. the price is just right for this reel. also feels awesome on their rods too.

From: Jim: AZ 5/11/14

Comments: One word AMAZING! I was a little skepical about the line capacity, but not a problem. It cast farther than any other reel I have used and I have tried most of the reels in this price range and this blows them out of the water! This compares to reels in the 300 price range or better. And the handles on this are crazy good wish I could get them for all my reels. if your on the fence about buying this reel go ahead and by it you will not be disappointed!

From: Tyler: AL 5/1/14

Comments: PLEASE MAKE A LEFTY REEL!!!

From: Kevin: San Francisco, CA 4/30/14

Comments: Just decided that all of my Shimano Chronarchs are about to get replaced with the Concept A reels. I was skeptical about a newer company's reel being that good. I was wrong. This sucker impressed me the very first time I casted it out.  It was the smoothest I've ever thrown and my crankbait went about 15 yards further then I'm used to. Then when I got it dialed in perfectly it was even better. The retrieve is also nothing but amazing. Smooth and the handles are sweet as I like big handles I can really crank with. This first reel I got in the 5 ratio for my deep crankbaits. It really works well. I don't usually do reviews but, I recommend you try one.  Like I said, I will be switching all of my reels to these as the paycheck allows.

From: Jeff: Howe, TX 4/29/14

Comments: Great right handed reel but no lefties!! Come on 13 Fishing!

From: Unknown: USA 4/23/14

Comments: Perfect design in every way, have never help a reel that palms as perfect as this one, very smooth and love the handles, will be the perfect flipping and pitching reel with the 8.1.1 with 22 pounds of drag

From: DC: USA 4/19/14

Comments: Just bought one, tried it, and liked it much. On a free reel without a lure, it doesn't feel smooth. But when it's in the water, on the cast and retrieve, it feels nice and smooth. The brake system is similar to other internal adjustment brake but I would say it's more of a micro system like the quantum exo but better because it actually clicks in place. The drag is tough like it advertised. The size is compact like the 50core. Much smaller than lews or mgx. If you want to try this new brand, I would stick with the A concept. The C and E concept just isn't worth the price. The difference is upgraded bearings and lighter material. Everything else is the exactly sane thing. Btw, aluminum frame is better and stronger than magnesium. 6.7 is very light for an aluminum reel. In conclusion, concept A is a great buy and for the money it is as good as some 200+ reels.

From: Unknown: MN 4/16/14

Comments: Come on now 13, make some Left handed reels!! I'm right handed but I fish left handed reels like all right handed people should! Guess my money will go to shimano again till you make a lefty to try.

From: JP: USA 4/12/14

Comments: Unreal... These reels continue to impress me time after time. They sit low, have one of the best drags in the business, and im in love with the cork handles!! Best reel for the price point in my opinion!

From: Kelly: Moore 4/7/14

Comments: I purchased this reel and a new Shimano Curado I. I like this reel better. The new Curado feels smoother on the cast and retrieve. But, on the same rod with the same bait, this reel cast farther and had better spool control. Even with the Curado's new dual break and dial control. I was really surprised because I expected this to be Ok, but the Curado to be great. Instead, I find the Curado to just be Ok and I'm really impressed with this reel. If this model is this good, I can only imagine how good the 2 higher end models must be.

From: K.G.: USA 3/20/14

Comments: 12/100yrds; doesn't hold much line,especially if you want to throw heavier line and take advantage of 22lbs of drag. They need a larger capacity for 14/17/20lb line.

From: Gene: High Ridge, MO 3/16/14

Comments: Holy handles...I want these things for all my other reels. Love this larger paddle and length. Feels like I have so much more control and power on the retrieve, unbelievable. Been out twice, only a few dinks, so no real test on the drag, anti-reverse worked well laying the wood to a log fish. I have the 6.6, it casts smooth, seems to have above average distance. Overall, I'm impressed. Seriously hoping they sell the handles separate, I have ten years worth of reels that could use them!

From: Mark: Lake Placid, FL 3/13/14

Comments: just got this today and all I can say is wow smooth very nice feels good in the hand don't even feel like it 6.7oz feels more like 5oz 13 did it again all way to there rods now the reels also A+++++

From: Kanon: PA 3/12/14

Comments: Awesome product. I have two of 13 Fishing's rods and they are fantastic as well. This reel will not dissappoint. Very smooth and connected feel with great casting distance. The drag is a monster as well. Great tool for getting pigs to the boat!

From: Josh: Baton Rouge, LA 3/12/14

Comments: Just got this in and got it on the water today.  Absolutely love this real just after using it a few hours.  Will be ordering a few more this week.

From: Eric: Murfreesboro, TN 3/9/14

Comments: Amazing! The handles are nice and bulky, just the rite size to yank a monster out of the slop!!! With the "BullDog" Drag, this reel will be my new Punch/Flip tool. I got the 8.1 ratio and can't wait to add another to my arsenal!!!! Thanks 13 & TW.

From: Timmy: Delta, CA 3/5/14

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Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Capacity (Test/Yd.) Price Stock Qty
A5.3 Right 5.3:1 6.7 (3CR+2SS)+1RB 12/100 $169.99 3+
A6.6 Right 6.6:1 6.7 (3CR+2SS)+1RB 12/100 $169.99 3+
A7.3 Right 7.3:1 6.7 (3CR+2SS)+1RB 12/100 $169.99 3+
A8.1 Right 8.1:1 6.7 (3CR+2SS)+1RB 12/100 $169.99 3+

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