This is a really high quality fishing reel. I am not used to paying this much for a fishing reel but it just looked so solid and well made that I could not resist buying it. It is very easy to use and its a real dream to cast as a nice easy toss effortlessly sends your bait a very long way. I have enjoyed fishing with it very much but I have also utilized it for another endeavor. I actually attached a sling shot to it with auto clamps. Being a ham radio operator I have to have a way of getting my wire antenna's over tree limbs that are up some 50 ft or more in the air. So, I shoot a fishing weight attached to the fishing line with this invention over the tree and the weight gradually comes down to me and I then tie the fishing line to my wire antenna and pull it up over the tree limb. So as you can see this fishing reel has many uses. This is a very well made piece of equipment and easily worth the fifty dollar price tag.