The new "favorite" spincast in my repertoire, purchased used off ebay.
This is a trigger actuated spincast, or "triggerspin" as its called. It is like new, and appears to have been used only a few times. It represents the breed very well.
This format is possibly the most natural to use in my entire line up. It is a sort of "point and shoot concept" and really works well.
I've put 6#, hi-viz Vicious Panfish line in it and mounted it on my 6' South Bend 'test bed' rod.
The reel has typical spinning reel balance, wegith below. I have several of these same rods and so they offer a consistent medium with which to test new reels. This reel casts a 1/32 ounce Beetle Spin pretty well, sending it about 40'-50'. A longer, whippier rod would probably do a bit better.
One of the things I immediately liked about the reel is the line makes a satisfying whizzing sound as it comes off the spool. It is a very businesslike thing, giving the impression of a serious piece of machinery. I know it is intangible, but this immediate audible feedback on each cast grows on you.
The drag is smooth, washer-disc type, with the "click" feature I like.
Right now, I cannot comment on its reliability, so Im gonna work with this one through the season. But it is Daiwa, which usually means good quality. And, if it is anything like the smaller 40X Daiwa trigger spin I already own, my guess is there will be more of these in my future.
Retail cost, new: $25-$30
Ebay used price: $6 + $5.50 shipping
Value: Excellent, out of the box.