Every time I order a rod or reel online I have to verify details on multiple sites. I'm usually on ebay and the listings are all about $, not accuracy. If you get something wrong they just credit your acct. and don't respond. It takes less typing then getting the listings right.
I ordered a 7: 1 reel thinking I could crank a jig or empty hook up quicker and got my a.....butt kicked after dropping a 100 meters for snapper. Tuna, not a chance.
You may be good for fluke, but be careful of the bigger fish.
An extra few seconds or minutes to crank a long drop is not an issue.
Enjoy more, work less, speak kindly, fish often, and share your catch,
Thanks Mike, I appreciate your thoughts. I agree with you when it comes to a reel that offers more torque. This would be a dedicated inshore reel for fluke, sea bass and maybe Ling for the north east. I really like your catch phase at the end. I may have to borrow that one.