Wokring at the Worley Bugger Fly Co, in Ellensburg Wa I get to see a lot of product. I needed an inexpensive reel that would get the job done. The surge was an obvious choice. It has a great drag system, durable, and has seen its fair share of line ripping trout. I use this mostly as a back up now but this reel is a great tool for the frugal angler.