KastKing Royale Legend Review: Beginner-Friendly Fishing Reel

KastKing Royale LegendWhitemax Review

What We Like

  • Easy to use even for beginner anglers
  • Well-built and highly durable components
  • Super silent line retrieve
  • Lightweight and durable spool
  • Provides better casting control
  • Relatively higher line capacity

What We Don’t Like

  • Handle can feel a little too big for some users
  • It is not well lubricated when you get it

Bottom Line

KastKing Royale Legend is designed to ensure that you get a silky smooth performance, and it is also a more affordable fishing reel option that will be more beginner-friendly.


Your choice of fishing reel is one of the main determinants of how easy fishing will be for you. If just starting out and want something that will help you land some fish and also make sure you get an easy time doing it, this model is perfect.

Also, this is a well-built reel with a graphite frame, an excellent drag, and comfortable grips. And to make it an even better choice, it will be perfect for bass and trout fishing and also for ice fishing.

KastKing Royale LegendWhitemax Review

KastKing Royale LegendWhitemax Review

Usage: Ideal for Almost Any Fishing Type and Situation

There is hardly any fishing situation that this reel will not be able to handle and deliver an exceptional fishing experience as it has everything it takes from the drag power to superior overall build quality.

However, this fishing reel seems to be more appropriate for bass and trout fishing as it might not be effective enough on larger fish species than this. But, this also means that it will be great for fishing all other kinds of fish that are smaller than trout and bass.

That said, this fishing reel will not only come in handy for fishing in open waters during the peak fishing seasons, but you can also use it effectively for ice fishing.

Read More: The Best Ice Fishing Reels

And although KastKing makes this fishing reel for freshwater anglers, the fact that it is corrosion resistant means that you can still use it effectively for saltwater fishing.

Performance: Superior Overall Performance

KastKing Royale Legend is built to have an incredibly smooth performance. It will feature a 7.0:1 brass gear ratio that will work with the 11+1 ball bearings to deliver a smooth and noise-free reeling performance. Also, these ball bearing are corrosion-resistant to ensure they provide peak performance for their lifetime.

The ceramic line guide is also highly useful when it comes to the overall performance of this fishing reel. This line guide will not only provide a high-speed performance but also is designed to allow for monofilament and braided fishing line compatibility.

When using the mono line, you will get a capacity of 10/195, 12/165, and 14/125 pounds per yard, while the brailed line capacities are 40/195, 50/165, and 65/115 pounds per yard, both of which are quite impressive and will make this a strong and versatile fishing reel.

Another element that will ensure you get superior performance from this fishing reel is the two-color forged multi-ported whiffle-style spool made from durable anodized material and will ensure you get maximum strength while still keeping the weight down.

Construction: Built for a Lifetime of Great Service

Because it is built to provide a lifetime of great service, KastKing only uses some premium quality and highly durable material for this fishing reel.

The frame is made from graphite, which is a rugged enough material that will ensure this reel can take a beating when fishing. Also, graphite is a relatively lightweight material when compared to other options like steel, which helps to keep the weight of the reel down.

Better yet, graphite is also corrosion-resistant to ensure you never have to worry about rust and corrosion even when fishing in saltwater.

Overall, this fishing reel has a low profile design that is meant to make it easier to handle by anglers with different body frame sizes and abilities. And to make things even better, it is made with oversized stainless steel handles that are highly durable and will allow for greater control.

And these handles also have EVA foam padding that will add to the comfort and also help to wick away moisture to ensure you maintain a firm grip even with wet hands.

Drag System: Strong Carbon Fiber Drag

This fishing reel makes use of a no-nonsense carbon fiber drag system that is strong and powerful enough to deliver a drag of up to 17.5 pounds, which means that this reel can handle even larger fish with ease.

The carbon fiber draw system not only delivers impressive stopping pressure but will also help ensure you will not have to deal with broken strings a lot. And because it is adjustable, you can easily fine-tune the reel to suit the size of the fish you want to catch.

Also, the draw system will include 4 large discs that provide more compressing power when you are on the lookout for big fish. Also, these discs will ensure better heat dissipation when reeling, which further ensures less likelihood of breaking the line.

Ease of Use: Straightforward to Use Even for Beginners

There is always a learning curve with any fishing reel, but the KastKing Royale Legend is built to ensure that even beginner or less experienced anglers will have an easy time and can quickly sharpen their skills for more successful fishing trips.

This fishing reel will provide a dual brake system that is built to allow for quick and easy fine-tuning so that you always get better casting control. It will ensure that you will never get frustrated with backlashes, which is often the case with most other fishing reels.

Also, the gear ratio on this fishing reel is still low and slow enough to help make fishing easier for anyone as it will help hold the bait in the strike zone for longer and hence increasing the likelihood of landing fish.

The soft and comfortable EVA-foam padded will also make this an easy-to-use fishing reel and overall everything is clearly marked to ensure you have an easy time figuring out this reel. Better yet, it will also come with some clearly illustrated instructions.

Weight & Balance: Lightweight Enough and Well-Balanced

At 7.4 ounces, this KastKing fishing reel is lightweight enough, and if you add in the fact that it also comes in low profile design, it will be ideal for use all day without always leaving you with a fatigued wrist or arm.

This reel is also designed to offer superior overall balance. And it achieves this with a dual handle design that will ensure you will always get better balance upon retrieve.

Also, the low-profile design will ensure that this fishing reel is better balanced for casting. And if you pair it with a good rod with the right length and weight, you can be sure you will have a perfectly balanced fishing tool.

Price: Good Bang for the Buck

Despite the KastKing Royale Legend being a highly affordable fishing reel, indeed, you can still get other models from different brands out there that will cost as low as half what you pay for this reel.

However, when it comes to getting good value for your money, this under $50 fishing reel is hard to beat. Its well-built design with premium quality components and superior overall performance will make this fishing reel the best for the money.


A beginner-friendly fishing reel that is made with a sturdy frame and high-quality components and will deliver smooth casting and retrieve.

Whether you are new to baitcasting or not, the KastKing Royale Legend will work for you. With a solid graphite frame, it is built to last and will also provide a 17.5-pound carbon fiber drag system, dual brake system, higher line capacity and much more to make fishing easier and comfortable and more successful for you.


  • Product Name: KastKing Royale Legend
  • Product Brand: KastKing Fishing Tackle
  • Maximum Drag Power: 17.5 pounds
  • Gear Ratio: 7.0:1
  • Ball Bearings: 11+1
  • Frame Material: Graphite
  • Mono Line Capacity (Lbs/Yds): 10/195 12/165 14/125
  • Braid Line Capacity (Lbs/Yds): 40/195 50/165 65/115
  • IPT (inch per turn): 32 inches
  • Weight: 7.4 ounces

Key Features

  • Super silent and high speed 7.0:1 line retrieve
  • Lightweight and durable graphite frame
  • Left and right-handed use to accommodate all anglers
  • 10-level centrifugal and magnetic dual brake system is easily adjustable
  • 11+1 ball bearings are noise-free and corrosion-resistant
  • Ceramic line guide accommodates both monofilament and braided fishing line
  • Oversized stainless steel handles have EVA padded grips for maximum comfort

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