Another ICAST introduction was the Release SURF Lever Drag Reel. If you’ve never heard of Release Reels before, get used to it because they are here to stay! The Release SURF is a high powered lever drag reel designed for fishing from the beach that is going to give other popular surf reels a run for their money!
At first glance, you might look at the new Release SURF and think that it is just the Release SG with magnetic cast control and Darth Vader stylings. There is some truth to that but I look at the SURF as the next evolutionary step for Release. With the SG and the soon to be released LG, Release has catered specifically to the boat fisherman. With the addition of a really slick variable magnetic cast control system, Release has transformed a great boat reel into a great beach reel. Also for those guys fishing from a boat who do a lot of casting, they will find the extra feature useful. There also exists a group of people who do both types of fishing and they will be getting an all in one super reel!
Release Reels is fairly new, so let me give you the rundown on the reel. The Release SURF features all aluminum construction, an awesome oversized magnum aluminum ball handle, a lever drag system, oversized stainless steel gears, reverse gear box technology that generates a crazy amount of torque, ceramic and stainless steel ball bearings, a recently updated anti-reverse that includes an anti-reverse bearing backed up by an anti-reverse pawl and a sweet carbon fiber drag system that puts out 30 lbs of drag at max! The reel holds 500 yards of 50 lb braid and weighs in at just 13 ozs! Don’t forget about the magnetic cast control system, the fact that they are made in the USA and that every Release Reel comes with a lifetime warranty. Put all of these things together and it makes for a very impressive package.
The Release SURF will be out in October and retail for $299.00. They will come in solid black. You can pre-order your Release SURF Lever Drag Reel on our web site. I am confident that this is going to be a very popular reel!