I got one of these from Wal Mart for 30.00 and it seems to be a very nice reel for the money. It is a smooth casting/retrieving reel for only one bearing. It has a nice gear ratio (Something around 4.3:1 if I remember right.) The clicker is a little quiet, but has held up well. Overall very nice. You probably shouldnt tackle anything too big on it, since it isnt really designed for any line that is over about 12 pounds. The drag can tighten more than that, but you probably shouldnt put anything more than 15 on it. I have 20 pound and fish take line off of it waaaayyyy too easy, even when the drag is set as tight as I can get it. Excellent for channels and small blues/flats. Tight lines everyone.