Hi I just purchased an excel 703 and I am very impressed at this rod for the price point it feels very good in the hands.
One issue however I am unable to get my reel seated correctly.
I have tried two reels a new Shimano Solstace 2500 and a Quantam Catalyst the same size. I hand tighten the reels and they almost get snug but not quite and then if I give it a little more it gets worse and the reel seems to banana away from the rod. The reel has play from side to side I cant get a solid hook up.
Am I doing something wrong or are these reels two large for the rod?