28 Reviews
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29% (8)
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93% Recommend this product (26 of 28 responses)
By Brendan
Fairbanks, AK
Broke early
August 24, 2020
Great big reel with lots of drag but rivet holding handle on broke in half while just retrieving a jig, and gears were grinding loudly. Sent it back to Quantum and they said they would send me a new reel. Sent me a Cabo 80 instead. Not even close to the same size. Shoulda bought a Penn Spinfisher. Oh well.
ProsGood looking, hold lots of line, lots of drag.
ConsBroke quickly, poor customer service.
By John
Los Angeles
Top Value for universal reel
January 14, 2020
Reel light enough for Stripers and heavy enough for light saltwater use. Well balanced and feels well made. Purchased for my son so I have not used it.
By Chad
Mount Dora, Fl
Nice smooth reel
January 13, 2020
I have 3 other Boca reels in smaller size and needed a larger one for bottom fishing and this is exactly what I needed.
By Ros
Fla keys
Good reel
January 12, 2020
Drag is smooth and the reek is well made.
By martin o.
For the money $$$ you can't go wrong
January 2, 2020
Stout reel with plenty of drag and power. Great buy and value.
By Bill
Great Saltwater reel
December 3, 2019
Used it in the Florida Keys for Snapper and Grouper. Worked great!
By Jor
Pleased with the result
November 26, 2019
I always wanted to have a reel loaded with mono and a small pencil popper on the front rack. This is the reel I wanted to try, TD made it possible.
ProsDrag, line lay, metal body.
ConsDon?t care for the lack of a ball bearing supported drag but, what can you expect for the money. The bail wire makes me nervous because of how thin it is.
By Tomas B.
Great Reel
November 20, 2019
Very smooth retrieve.Fairly lightweight for its size
By Byron
Awesome Reel
November 10, 2019
I love this reel, I have different sizes and they all perform extremely well. Put my first 40"+ snook on the beach with this thing.
ProsSmooth casting, smooth drag and weighted perfectly.
By Mark
Great reel
October 24, 2019
Used this for first time fishing inshore trout, reds and flounder. Perfect for what I needed. Rigger with 15 lb braid. Would recommend this reel.
By Bill
venice, florida
Great Reel/Terrific Price
October 21, 2019
Smooth as silk/Excellent Drag System
By Salvatore
, Florida
Awesome reel
October 16, 2019
Very solid reel, gets the job done
By John
Sky Valley, Ga
October 11, 2019
I was very impressed with the strong drag system. Very smooth even when I cranked it down to bottom fish.
By Calico K.
San Diego, CA.
eh so,so
October 8, 2019
I purchased the Boca 40 because of all the great reveiws. That said I will be returning this reel. The Shimano Sahara performed better out of the box. The Boca has a little bit more line capacity and maybe in the long run it would've been more durable but out of the box it is not very fluid or free spinning and takes more effort to turn the handle. The Shimano is $60 bucks less and in my opoinion performs better, is lighter too. The Boca does look cool and matched my rod but I am sending it back to Tackle Direct.
Conscan't select to back wind
By John
Sky Valley
Great buy
October 5, 2019
Bought because I needed reel to go on my new Terez Rods I bought on sale. These were on sale as well so I gave them a chance. Loved them. Great drag and light weight. Put together with Terez rod so my son could fish with lighter stuff but still have plenty of backbone and drag to haul in some big fish. We will see how the handle the salt
By David
Lutz, FL
Nice reel
September 18, 2019
Great reel for the money. Handled 36in 22lb snook no problem. Love this reel and looks great.
By george
nice reel
September 12, 2019
Looks great, feels great, have't gotten to use it yet because I haven't received my power pro line I ordered with it !
chapel hill, NC - North Carolina
Great deal on a solid reel-price point versus what's out there is no comparison.
September 12, 2019
I beat on my gear pretty hard when I fish. This stands up to me and salt conds all day. I use this to jig and occasionally throw on a big surf rod to go after blacktips. Outstanding value.
ProsLight, strong, quality construction and super drag not that you need it. I love these reels. I am still trying to compare them for a season or two to my Penn Slammers, and the weight and drag and more than comparable. Cabo's are great as well.
chapel hill, NC - North Carolina
For the money $110 you can't go wrong
September 12, 2019
Paired this with a Lews inshore 7' rod to drag beach with a flounder rig. Stellar setup and ultralight rod and reel. Can fish it all day, and it has plenty of drag. I have some Cabo's as well, but at this price point its a no brainer to me.
ProsSuper light, holds up to salt conds, and plenty of drag. Pound for pound a more than sound value.
ConsSo far I am happy. I wish there was reverse, but I get by with it as quality of construction is solid.
September 9, 2019
Great reel and great drag system........ For the price that Tackle Direct charges for this reel it cant be beat. Still do not quite understand the little disk washers they supply with each reel just in case it does not stack the line on the spool properly. (loads too much front or back of spool)
ProsDrag system weight line capacity being reversable L or R handed. ratio
September 5, 2019
Bought six of these reels in 40 & 50 sizes. I was not impressed with the little bag of shims that come with each reel for just in case the line does not load properly when putting line on the spool. Each reel did load too much at the back of the spool but it was an easy fix. Why should the end consumer have to do this as it seems to me it should have been done during the mfg. process.
Prossmooth as silk operation with a better drag system than others I have used.
ConsSee the comments
By Jessie
We use these for pier fishing all the time.
July 18, 2018
My buddy has three of them, and seeing as how i do most of my fishing from off a boat, and how if i buy another reel my girlfriend might disown me, i use his every once in a while. I have a couple of Penn spinners, but it disappoints me to say the Penns take a lot of maintenance. I have used both his cheaper model from a different store more tuned to freshwater and they have worked great.
By Jason
Brigantine, NJ
Good reel for pluggin
July 1, 2018
Bought this for plugging the surf to pair with a 9'6 Tsunami Airwave Elite. Has held up great for over a year and has been fished hard. Landed over 200 blues and stripers on it so far. It's nice and lightweight so I can for all day/night and never get tired. Only issue is that there is a gear on top of the spool that can easily pop out and get lost if you don't know about it. TD was great and replaced it for me once we figured out what the problem was.
ProsSmooth, strong, lightweight
ConsSpool parts can easily fall off during maintenance.
By Anthony
Boynton Beach, Florida
December 8, 2017
Very durable and affordable reel. ButI have had problems with the drags. Maintenance every year and it will last forever.
ConsNot the best drag
By James
Slidell, LA
Gereat product
September 2, 2017
Very affordable !!!!!!!!!!!
By anthony
revere, MA
great reel
November 19, 2016
i bought 2 of these during a promotion couldnt be happier wish i bought more, i put them through some serious abuse an they are still performing well
Prosgreat power hande
Consnon yet
By Pete A.
Saint Augustine Florida 32080
The best!
November 15, 2016
I've tried all brands of reels for surf fishing. None of them can sustain the salt water and sand that i put them through. I decided to buy the boca 40 reel and give it a try. Outstanding is the best way to describe it. This reel takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. The anti reverse system is second to none! It has NEVER failed me. Not a speck of rust anywhere on my reel, and it's always get soaked. I've had it a few years and believe me, it still performs like new! Don't hesitate to buy one of these reels. You will NOT be disappointed!!!!
ProsGreat anti reverse locking mechanism. Resists rust. Works very smoothly. Long lasting.
By MIke
Jupiter, FL
Great Robust Real
September 18, 2016
Bought these not to long ago during the promotion that was running. So far these reels work great. I have brought them offshore twice and they held up great for pitch rods for dolphin. Handle is tough and comfortable, bail and movement smooth.

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