I could not agree more. I own an Okuma Classic Pro 202 and the 302. I have never had problems with either. Cannot beat the quality for the money, brass and stainless gearing, and a solid drag. I also owned a Tidewater and gave it away. I have since bought 3 Abu's 2 6500 and a 7000 series Pro Rockets which are excellent. But for the money, Okuma is tough to beat.