The Shimano Symetre FI is a good all around fishing reel. It has Fluidrive II which is a 5 ball bearing drive system for a smooth retreive. It has a Super Stopper II which is a one way roller bearing tht eliminates backplay. It's only down fall is it tends to stick if not maintained on a regular basis. However, I do feel that the Symetre is a better value than the $100 + reels!