Kristal XL 75 Electric Deep Drop Reel

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Kristal XL 75 Electric Gear Driven Rod Mounted Deep Drop Fishing Reel

The Kristal XL 75 Gear Driven Electric Deep Drop Fishing Reel and Downrigger with new motor! Pulls 75 LBS of dead weight. Suitable for use as a down rigger, dredge puller, and deep drop electric fishing reel. The XL-75 is a rod mounted, gear driven, electric fishing reel. Equal in power to the 621 XL, the XL-75 features the same motor, in a less expensive package.

Kristal XL-75 Features:

  • Gear Driven
  • Rod Mounted
  • Interchangeable Spool
  • Loud Clicker
  • Pulls 75 LBS of dead weight with 38 LBS of Max Drag
  • Star Drag

We have deep drop rod and reel combos featuring the XL-75. Reasonably priced, this reel is an excellent alternative to more expensive electric deep drop reels. The gear drive, allows this reel to double up as an electric down rigger, as well as a light weight dredge puller (38 LB Max Drag). Anglers who troll deep with down riggers, and deep drop, will appreciate the versatility of the Kristal XL-75 Electric Deep Drop Fishing Reel by Kristal Fishing. Available in both 12 and 24 volt power options.

Buyer's Guide

Kristal XL 75 Electric Deep Drop Fishing Reel

I discovered this little gem back in 2004. Until that time I had never seen or even heard about the XL 75. One of my customers from Trinidad alerted me to the existence of this reel. I had l ordered one to evaluate the reel. Upon arrival, I was thrilled with the reel and purchased one for myself. Thoroughly impressed with its performance, I immediately commenced marketing the XL 75. I am proud to say that BMC was the first US dealer to sell this reel. The XL 75 has the same motor, same features, and same power specifications as the Kristal 621. Contrary to popular belief, the XL 75 is a rod mounted electric reel. The XL 75 may be mounted on our Sceptre Black Widow Deep Drop Rod with a 130 XXH Seeker Fibeglass Blank.

When anglers inquire about this reel the question that always comes up is:

"Why is this reel less expensive than a 621?"

The answer to this question is very simple. The 621 is an excellent reel that was developed for the US market. It features a front mounted spool with a lever drag. This spool configuration, while more attractive to look at, is more labor intensive to manufacture. In addition, the 621 is belt driven because of the spool's location. Since the 621 takes more time to assemble and manufacture, it has a more expensive price tag.

Here are the differences between the reels:

  • XL 75 has a side mounted gear driven spool the 621's spool is on the front
  • XL 75 has an interchangeable spool, the 621 does not
  • XL 75 features a star drag, the 621 features a lever drag
  • XL 75 features one up and down switch, the 621 has an up and down switch and an override
  • XL 75 is about $350 to $400 less than a 621

I have been using the XL 75 since 2004, throughout this time this reel has served me well. In addition. all of my customers who have purchased this reel from me have been extremely satisfied with it's performance. I feel comfortable recommending this reel to all my customers.

Louis Owner/CEO

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