Bought the reel late last year. Got to use it this spring and all this year. Reel has held up very well.Caught Stripers up to 42 lbs from the surf. Drag smooth and reel solidly built. Paired with St Croix rod and 40lb suffex 832 braid great combination.
KastKing Kapstan Elite Saltwater Spinning Reel
This is a great reel at a reasonable price. Very smooth and great drag. I fish mostly inshore on NC Outer Banks and this reel does very well on reds, specks and flounder. I fish a lot from kayaks and my reels get beat up and soaked from saltwater. This reel holds up very well.
Flat out, you will NOT find better Quality, Durability and Smoother function for the price! When you get one it will be obvious you love it because your other reels won't get used anymore.
Economical waterproof reel hopefully. Have caught fluke and stripper s but will give it the real test when I go surf fishing this fall.