I have been using them this spring and I like them for the money. I own 4 of them but the quality control on them is not so good. I caught two stripers and the handle fell off. Also the first two I purchased the drag does not adjust down enough for my taste but the other two would stop a truck. I called Okuma and they gave me a return authorization number and they are going back. I hope they will fix or replace to my satisfaction. I quess you have to expect some problems with a Larger arbor reel for under $80.