This Cadence cs8 spinning reel is amazing. Its exactly what my family and I wanted and needed. Living in Louisiana my family and I go fishing every other day. So I need sturdy long lasting equipment. This Cadence reel is made of very high quality material with its Magnesium frame. Which makes it sturdier than all of the other reels my husband and I own for the same price. The 9 ball bearings makes this reel so smooth to reel in and so much easier for big fish. I love the fact that it has a bigger oversized handle to help with the big catch. It sits in my hands so comfortably and fits like a glove. It helps not have any slippage when casting or catching. And I would buy from this company over and over with their warranty and their amazing products. I have bought the rod to go with the reel and now I have the best pole when we go fishing. If you want a sturdy combo I highly recommend this company for any of their products. Overall great buy and I will keep purchasing any of my fishing needs from Cadence.