The reel feel s great in your hands it has a lot of line capacity. When I'm reeling in it has a lot of cranking power it has the oversized handle and a great drag system for fighting the fish. The downside of this reel is that the clicker will not hold in the swifter water I fish the Mississippi, and find often that it doesn't hold in there, where some of the cheaper reels I have do. The spool drag is not very good either, when I throw heavier weights I use a lot of thumb. Again the cheaper reels I have don't require this. I have 2 of these and one has already required service after about 10 uses But the boys at Okuma where happy to fix it for free.