In the short time I have been on BOC I have notice several folks asking questions about this reel. I have been using them a couple years so here is my input on them. It's a rock solid reel Holds 250 yards of 14lb mono and 160 yards of 20lb mono Rated: heavy freshwater and medium saltwater My reels cast smooth I have been very satisfied with the drags on these reels Handles both mono and Power Pro well Has titanium line guides for braid Gear ratio-5:2:1 6 bearing system Weight: 11.9 oz 6 pin adjustable braking system Has baitclicker Has thumb bar Price approx $90-100 I fish from shore and docks mostly at Lake of the Ozarks so although we have some current its nothing like some of you guys have on rivers. The negatives concerning this is as with most baitcasters of this type, the baitclickers are NOT going to hold against heavy current and are not all that loud. I usually sit in front of mine or do not wonder far so that is no issue for me. After 2 years of use I give it 2 thumbs up.