KastKing Rover Round Reel Review

KastKing Rover Round

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Rating: 4.5/5

Gear Ratio




- Its high-quality and corrosion resistant materials provide the possibility of using it in saltwater and also guarantee a long durability.

- It has an excellent performance centrifugal braking system.

- It can be used for trolling or bottom fishing.

- It does not produce any humming sound when the handle is spinned.

- This is a very affordable fishing reel and extremely cheap considering everything it offers.


- It's heavy.

KastKing in an ICAST award-winning division of Eposeidon, Inc, based in Long Island, New York City. In 2016 they have introduced this new baitcasting reel called KastKing Rover Round Reel for the professional fishing market.

It features six stainless steel ball bearings, carbon fiber drag washers, 5.3:1 gear ratio, centrifugal brakes, and hard anodized aluminum alloy spool spool and plates.

The KastKing Rover Round Reel is extremely versatile and can be used in all types of water. The reinforced anodized aluminum side plates make this fishing reel bullet proof.

It has several upgrades from the original RXA model, with new or improved features such as the carbon fiber drag washers, non-slip foam grips on dynamic strengthened handles, and an ergonomic thumb release line out bar. The KastKing Rover reels are available both left or right handed models and are perfectly suitable for saltwater.

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Prices range from $63 to $68, making the KastKing Rover an unmatched and unbeatable reel when it comes to price-quality ratio.

Main Usage

The KastKing Rover Round Reel is a baitcasting reel that performs as well on saltwater as it does on fresh water. It is made of corrosion resistant materials like stainless steel, while the shaft and gear are also made of stainless steel. This is why this fishing reel can be perfectly used on saltwater and is also the reason why the reel is so long lasting. This is important becauses it saves you from the cost of having to buy a different reel for each type of water.

This fishing reel is perfect for saltwater species like fluke, sea bass and porgies. It also should have no problem with school sized stripers, bluefish, redfish and large catfish.

The KastKing Rover Round Reel is also suitable for trolling and bottom fishing.


Baitcasting is a fishing technique that consists on throwing a bail with a fishing line out over the water using a flexible fishing rod. There are many different techniques that can be used by anglers as an attempt to cast further, making this kind of fishing challenging and exciting. The most common technique is to shift the body weight towards the front foot in correlation to the forward movement of the rod. For salt water fishing, rods and lines are usually heavier.

Product Features

Reel Body/Housing/Frame:

The KastKing Rover Round Reel is proudly manufactured by experts. It is ergonomically designed, making it easy and comfortable to use. The non-slip handles prevent your hand from slipping off when holding it and are also designed in a way that reduces fatigue, making it very suitable for extended fishing trips.


This fishing reel is bullet proof, due to its reinforced by anodized aluminum spool and sideplates. It is very hard to find reels with this feature. Also, different from most reels that easily corrode when exposed to water, the KastKing Rover Round Baitcasting Reel does not corrode at all, because it’s made of stainless steel, which is a corrosion resistant material. This makes the KastKing Rover a very long lasting reel.

Drag System:

The KastKing Rover Round Baticasting Reel is a very powerful reel. It features a strong carbon fibre drag superior system that allows a maximum drag of 9kg of weight (almost 20 lbs). It does not break or get damaged when it is subjected to heavy loads.

The maximum drag weight provided by the KastKing Rover is much more than what most other brands provide with their fishing reels that cost twice the price of the KastKing Rover. The drag system of this fishing reel is stronger and more powerful than its previous versions as well.

Casting Controls:

The KastKasting Rover Round Baitcasting Reel features a centrifugal brake that allows controlling the speed of the bait while casting. The brake is particularly useful when catching big fish.

This centrifugal brake system is extremely reliable and delivers even and constant pressure on every cast. Centrifugal brake systems use the friction of brake blocks pressed inside of brake ring. Since the brake force is proportional to the square of spool speed, when the spool speed is fast the brake force is much larger than when speed is low.

Ball Bearings:

The KastKasting Rover’s ball bearings are made of premium shielded stainless steel, allowing smooth fishing operations. Ball bearings come in different sizes and are positioned in movable parts.

The KastKasting has 6+1 ball bearings on the 40 and 60 Sizes, and 4+1 ball bearings on the 70 or 90 sizes.

The mission of the ball bearings is to reduce friction between moving parts, helping to keep the reel moving nice and freely under loads produced from the drag and winding.



In summary, the KastKing Rover Round Baitcasting is a very powerful reel that makes fishing an efficient and enjoyable activity.

This fishing reel is durable, bullet proof, comfortable to handle, easy to use, possess an excellent braking system and provides a smooth operation.

For those looking for a versatile fishing reel, the KasKing Rover Round can be used both for fresh or saltwater, and for trolling or bottom fishing. And it is impressively affordable considering its superb performance.

All of this comes by as undeniable proof that the KastKing Rover Round is one of the best fishing reels at its price range.

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3 thoughts on “KastKing Rover Round Reel Review”

    • A level wind guide moves side to side as you reel in. It places the line on the reel evenly instead of piling it up on one side. The new models of these reels all have a level wind.

  1. What is the bearing size or dimensions for the Rover 50 reel? I have one that ” growls ” when I cast. It also doesn’t feel as smooth as I think it should during the retrieve. I want to change out the bearings but can’t find the bearing dimensions anywhere, anybody out there know?

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