Verified Buyer Reviewed by AH from St Louis on Wednesday, June 15, 2016
This reel is perfect for 5-6 wt appropriate trout/smallmouth fishing during which it is used primarily as a holder for line. It looks clean, the drag is reliable with good range, and is durable for normal use. Criticisms: the drag adjustment knob could be more ergonomic, and the handle doesn't have as nice a shape as more expensive reels. In reality this reel is adequate in both these areas. The possible downfall of this reel is the drag system -- if you need a high performance system for big fish or fast runners, I would spend some more money and get into the next reel tier.