I use these Ice fishing. I have the small reel on panfish rods and they work great. I also have them on my med action walleye as well. I two of the next size up for canadian walleye fishing and for northerns. They work like the big name reels with out the costs. I also purchased two of the mid size reels as christmas gifts for my buddies kids last year and they love them as well.
i use these reels for and fluke fishing, blues and snagging bunker in the Raritan bay. with an ugly stick it's a deadly combo. i bought two last year and i'm buying another two this year. everyone i let use these reels said that they were going to buy a pair as well. smooth and strong !