I bought a couple of these for striper fishing. I have had a chance to use them on multiple occasions and for the most part am really happy with them. They have a good drag and are fairly smooth to operate. For a good medium quality line counter I think they are great. In my opinion not the greatest looking reel in the world but should last many years The main reason I did not give this reel 5 stars is I have had a little trouble adjusting the drag. (not a lot and mostly my fault) I also have a couple of Shimano Tekota reels and I don't feel like these are anywhere close to as good but then again they are quite a lot less expensive too. In the end I think they are a step up from some of the cheaper Okuma's and Daiwa's and should last for many seasons.
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