If your looking for a great baitcast reel spend the money for a Shimano Curado E. Its truly as smooth and easy to cast as most everyone says. I can go from heavy spoons to lighter cranks with a quik adjustment and the distance is amazing. Price is about $250. The second favorite is the Bass Pro Shop Pro qualifier very very good reel for $100, its equal to my smoke that's $200. Just buying one get the Curado have more then one rod then put the Pro Qualifier on the rest.