JDMfishing.com has included “Thumb Level Ratings” for many of the spools contained in this section. The thumb level ratings are based on a scale from 1-5 (1 = Easiest to use and 5 = The most difficult to use.)

Please keep in mind that these ratings are a measurement of performance when installed in their intended platforms. Different reels utilize different magnetic brake profiles/components. These differences, (whether they be physical characteristics of magnet assemblies or variable Gauss ratings of magnets) in conjunction inductors/tuning will ultimately determine the overall performance of said spools. The variables are vast, so please use these ratings a baseline to start from and don’t be affraid to try different things. Thats part of the fun of tuning and tweaking. 

Please Note: Many of the descriptions in the vault were translated using Google Translate.