Just made the purchase. This is the first time I have purchased such a reel. For more than 50 years I used an oldstyle "bait cast" reel. I do not generally get any backlash with them. So now I am waiting for the rod to be delivered to use the reel from KastKing. By the way, it does appear to work well with 20 lb test braid. I Look forward to using this reel in the river and lakes.
For the price it’s not bad. If your use to high quality expensive reels then you will hate this one. If your new to bait casters this will work perfect for you. You get what you pay for here. Maybe just a little bit more, but don’t expect too much. It holds back on casting and slows down fast in the air. Your not going to get crazy long casts with this, but it’s not terrible. If $30 is all your looking to spend then this will catch fish. Looks great, casts OK.