So I don't fish for huge fish. I would like to, but I live in Utah and we really have trout to work with. If I were out for salmon or tarpon or something of that size I'd get a bit more quality so that I didn't ned to buy a new one every year. However, where I am fishing a reel holds line and thats about it. if you need a solid line holder with a workable drag this is an awesome reel. Just keep it out of the sand as with any reel and you will be happy.