Wow, Shimano have ensured the stradic pedigree is live and well. I have fished with Stradic's for about 20 years. For the money I really don't think there is anything better. This reel is so smooth and the line lay is superb. I have mine loaded with Suffix 832 PE 1.0 . Would I buy another? Without doubt. Shimano fixed spool reels have always been better than their competitors.