Introducing: Abu Garcia Jordan Lee Low Profile Baitcasting Reel
By: The Angler
Abu Garcia is a prominent brand in the professional bass tournament series in the USA. One professional angler that has been carving a name for himself within the professional bass circuits is pro angler Jordan Lee. He is the first-ever MLF Bass Pro Tour winner. He is also one of only three anglers to win the Bassmaster Classics back-to-back. Last year (2020) he won the Heavy Hitters and Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year.
[ …the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel is a smooth operator… ]
Together with Abu Garcia, he designed low profile baitcasting reels and rods. One of them is the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel. There are two models; a high speed model and a normal speed model. The high speed model has a gear ratio of 7.1:1 while the normal speed model has a gear ratio of 6.4:1. Both reels have similar specifications with the exception of gear ratios.
The awesome Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel – side view with magnetic brake control dial.
A Neat Looker
The Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel comes in a colour that is uncommon in the world of fishing reels. They come with grey graphite side plates, a matte black one-piece graphite frame and thumb bar, glossy black star drag and spool control knob, glossy black machined double anodized aluminum spool, black 90mm carbon fiber handle, and two large orange handle soft touch knobs.
Operations wise, the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel is a smooth operator. It’s 11 bearing system (10 stainless steel bearings + 1 roller bearing) provides for smooth cranking without the feeling of disconnect that some smooth reels have. The spool too spins smoothly. This helps the reel cast lures, spoons, spinners, etc. to really good distances.
The Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel comes with 10+1 stainless steel bearings.
When it comes to cast control, the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel comes with Abu Garcia’s well proven MagTrax™ brake system, a magnetic braking system that provides for good control while not hampering casting distances. 5 powerful magnets that moves nearer towards the spool or away from the spool helps the angler with his or her cast. Tuning is done via a dial on the sideplate.
Abu Garcia’s MagTrax™ brake system with five magnets. Upgradable, up to ten magnets.
The Abu Garcia Jordan Lee is a tough a durable reel. It comes with Abu Garcia’s proven Duragear™ brass gear that is tough and handles corrosion really well. This means that the lifespan of the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel is much enhanced. The tough Duragear™ brass gear also provides cranking prowess and confidence to the angler when battling hard fighting fishes.
[ In terms of grip, using a matte finish instead of a smooth glossy finish provides for a better grip… ]
As for stopping power, the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel comes with Abu Garcia’s tough and long proven Power Disk™ drag system. Tiring fish as fast as possible, the Power Disk™ drag system has been helping professional anglers around the world win tournaments. It has also helped many anglers battle and bring up many hard fighting, tough fishes that would have destroyed lesser reels.
High speed option is available at 7.1:1 Gear Ratio.
One factor that makes the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel a joy to fish with is its size and weight. It is one light weight reel with a size that fits comfortably in many an anglers’ hands. This makes the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee low profile baitcasting reel a fun reel to fish with for long hours without feeling fatigue. The recessed reel foot allows the reel to sit lower when secured to the rod. This all helps to make gripping the rod and reel better.
A tough shaft holds the spool in place providing fantastic casting abilities and awesome fighting capabilities.
In terms of grip, using matte finish instead of a smooth glossy finish provides for a better grip. While fishing, reels tend to get water on them. This can make reels and rods a little bit slippery. A slippery reel and rod means lesser confidence which brings down the overall fishing experience. A matte finish reduces this issue. With the matte finish, anglers can cast and battle fish with higher confidence levels knowing that grip is good.
10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
Machined double anodized aluminum spool
Power Disk™ drag system
Duragear™ brass gear
MagTrax™ brake system
90 mm Carbon handle
Recessed reel foot
One piece graphite frame
Large co-molded soft touch knobs