10 – Like New. The reel almost looks like it is fresh out of the box. Some small scratches around the reel seat.
8 - Excellent. Small signs of wear. The reel may have scratches on the frame and spool.
6 - Good. No structural damage the reel has signs of wear and tear from a good amount of time on the water
5 – Acceptable. Picture a reel from the early 2000’s that has been on a reliable 9ft 5wt for years. Plenty of cosmetic damage, but still fishable