This reel was my primary reel used for casting poppers to YFT and BFT on the June 13-15 Big E trip. This was my first real test of the saragosa rated drag and durablity. I used the reel at over 25lb's of drag at times and drag was very smooth. The internals also seem very strong as I cranked blackfin in as fast as I could. During battle with 100lb tuna the reel was a monster. No problems! After 52 hour trip of YFT and plentiful blackfin it still spun smooth and drag never fault once. This reel is a very good buy for the money as it provides smooth drag and good cranking power. It also has nice finish that did not chip easily when banged around during hot bites.