Kristal XL 640 Kite Reel

The XL 640 was designed specifically to operate kites and even features a manual override...

Kristal reel
Kristal reel

There’s no disputing the fact that fishing live baits out of a kite is a deadly, effective method of catching all manner of game fish. With no leader in the water and a frisky live bait splashing right at the surface, it’s easy to see why so many fish fall for this method. But there is a small learning curve, and using the right equipment certainly helps as well. In order to make launching and retrieving their kites as quick and simple as possible, some crews like to use an electric kite reel like Kristal Fishing’s XL 640.

The XL 640 was designed specifically to operate kites and even features a manual override so that you can take complete control when necessary. The reel weighs 5 pounds and features a tough nylon-fiberglass construction, so you can’t beat it up. The XL 640 holds 400 yards of Dacron or Spectra line (do not use monofilament) and can retrieve all that line up to 360 feet per minute. The reel operates on 12-volt current only.

For more information, visit www.kristalfishing.com.