Great reel and bought it right here from TackleDirect last summer. The reel was my primary last summer and it reeled in everything, Stripers, Blues, Fluke, False Albies, Skate, Sea Robins, Sea Bass and Blackfish and never missed a beat. Fished three to four nights a week for four to five hours each time from August through December and it never failed once. Reel is smooth, great drag, casts pretty well, good speed and good power. I've fished it in the surf, jetty and shore and still no corrosion or major breakdowns. Only downside, the finish scratchs and chips easily, but that happens with all full metal body reels I guess.