This reel is the blister pack version, as shown, so the parts list and full instructions are not included; but you can download them if you need them (reels aren't rocket science). There is a boxed version available that does include instructions. This is absolutely the best reel that I have ever owned, save for the 1000FG model, that is! I purchased this reel to replace an aging Shakespeare Cirrus reel that had the same QuickFire-like trigger system; however, this reel is superior in that the line does not wrap around the trigger as the Shakespeare model did. This reel is far more balanced and smooth when compared with the Shakespeare. The best feature of this reel is definitely the Quickfire II; for a kayak angler, setting the bailer at the right position is one less thing to have to worry about!
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