I was trying to find a good baitcast reel for bank catfishing, so I needed something that casted along ways and was sturdy. I figured I would have to spend at least over $100 to find something worth while, but one day walking through wal-mart I found a shakespeare Tidewater 30L on the clearance isle for $25. I thought what the heck and bought it. And it was worth it. That reel has out performed all of my buddy's $100+ reels and has held up to much use. For $30 bucks you can't beat it.