For sure buy the reel if the price is right. They are one tough little reel. Not the best though for pure inshore fishing. They have a crosswind system for laying the line on the spool. The shimano reels or daiwa reels do a lot better job oflevelwinding the line on the spool.That means a lot in casting distance and cutting down on wind knots. Where that reel shines is in the Gulf catching whatever you want, kings, snappers, triggers etc. I bought one thinking I would use it as an inshore reel but I had too much trouble with the line slipping underneath the spool. I love it though for freelining snapper up in the water. Put some 20 to 30 pound braid on it and it will catch just about anything. The line capacity on that reel is something else.