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.
This line is VERY lightweight. It could probably be used for fly fishing. It does wind knot, but it is easily untangled. It is very slick and smooth going through the eyelets.
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