i have 3 of them. they have held up so well the past 1 1/2 years. i added up the hours i used them, a 2000, 4000, and a 5000 size. Total 2000 hours combined. i use them fresh and salt, dropped in the sand, dunked them, and they are still going strong. best spinning reel for the $$ i used in a looong time. i also read on many other sites all positive ratings!