Have used it for about a year now for some porgy, seabass, and even some cod fishing. It is a a great little comfortable reel that weights next to nothing. Love the thumb release, makes it that much easier to let go and set the line on the bottom, something I loved with some heavy duty low profile reels I also use. Have it paired to a Lami stick making it a dream machine in my opinion. Like it so much thinking of getting the 25 version when it comes out.