I purchased this to replace an old Shakespeare reel that, after 39 years, passed on. I was looking for a reel with two spools, as I like keeping 6lb and 10lb lines available for where ever I'm going to be fishing, this seemed the only option. I wasn't disappointed by the reel, it has a nice, smooth, action on the bail opening and reeling in. I do find the initial turn of the handle to close the bail a bit harder than I expected, not a real problem, but might be difficult if you have arthritis. One note, the two spool capacities aren't the same, the second spool is rated for a thinner line, such as a braided line. When I discovered this I loaded the lighter line on that spool and put the heavier line on the other.
Pros: Smooth action, Two spools
Cons: Bit hard closing the bail
Best Uses: none
Would you recommend this product? Yes