The reel in my mind is pretty good, dependable. It may be just a little overkill in certain cercumstances. I use it for my all around fishing, river & lake catfish, trout, and most of my fishing types and styles. I mostly prefer a 6 or 6 1/2 foot rod, but this works good for me also. It seems to handle all my uses, or abuses, pretty well.
Pros: Durable, Accurate Casting
Best Uses: Small Fish, Large Fish, River Fishing
Would you recommend this product? Yes