I just figured I would throw this out as a question for you guys. I have been using only Penn reel for my saltwater reels for ever. Just recently I bought a couple of Shimano TLD2S-50LRSA to try a little tuna fishing. The main reason I bought these was the price. I have a 19' CC so I can't get out as often as the larger boats in the fleet, but on a nice day I can make a run out to the bank with no problem. That's why I didn't want to make a large investment money wise. Anyhow it has been bothering me that I didn't go with the Penns I guess I just being brand loyal and I do fully understand you get what you pay for especially fishing tackle. I just wanted to get some opinions.