I bought this reel to use as an inshore reel for trout and red fish and has worked great for that purpose so far. It is very smooth, great drag and casts great. I also recently took it offshore to fish for kings with and it worked great on 10 to 20 pounds king and it was a blast catching them on this light tackle. I would recomend this reel to anyone that needs a good affordable inshore spinning reel.