We have put a lot of fish on the Shimano Sienna reels. For the price they are hard to beat. They have smooth action and solid durability. Our peacock bass clients use them multiple times a week and they have no issues. In addition to peacock bass and largemouth bass, I have even caught tarpon, snook and grouper with the Sienna reels. If you are on a budget or are just looking for a nice starter reel and are not trying to break the bank. Give a Shimano Sienna a try. They are definitely Monster Mike Approved.