Not a lot of people have heard of Cheeky. They are one of the newest reels on the market - but they are certainly making a splash. The Cheeky Mojo 425 is their "inshore" model, designed for 8-9 weight lines. The reel looks great, but how does it perform?
7.35 ounces - one of the lighter reels in the test.
Unfortunately, Cheeky's drag was as strong as some of the top reels in this test. At 3.67 lbs, it's plenty for freshwater and even steelheading, though. Cheeky's drag is fully sealed, which is a nice plus for saltwater use.
Note: we previously published that the reel was unsealed - that was an error.
The Mojo sounds great, but it's a little softer than I'd like.
The Cheeky Mojo was near the top of the class here. It's got a lightning fast retrieve, reasonably narrow spool, and plenty of room for 9-weight lines as well. The spool is also easily removed for quickly changing lines.
No reel made today has a more "love it, or hate it" look than Cheeky. Personally, we love it. There's absolutely no mistaking it for any other reel out there. The colors are bold and certainly stand out in the crowd. But more than that, the Mojo feels solid and has a great handle.
Lifetime to the original owner + $40 fee.
Cheeky has done a great job on this reel. Amazing colors and a great spool design all for an entry-level price. Take it to your local river now.