389Maverick wrote:who would seriously want a baitcaster with play in the handle????
I don't get it either. Last year I thought I read the selling point was so you could back cranks up a bit when working structure, but watching the Fritts TW video he's selling it like that little bit of backplay increases sensitivity. That little bit of backplay you're not gonna be able to backup a crank very far(especially on lower gear ratio) & I'm not buying having backplay increasing sensitivity, almost all of your sensitivity in cranking comes through your rod & your line, just like any other technique.
It must be something vital in his head if he puts it in all his reels, but it's B&W TV from my perspective & not something that interests me. Some of the other Lew's offerings intrigue me, but I'm an Abu trollop & they're offering more than I should desire with their Gen 3 Revos. I don't know if I'll be getting any Lews reels anytime soon, but I was pretty impressed by some of the things I saw from them, just not the BB1.