Especially for the price. I have the -7+ on my 8 wt rod and it does absolutely everything I need it to. I also have the guru s on a 5 wt and both work fantastic. I would highly recommend waterworks-lamson reels.
I have used this reel every day for a year. Not once have I had a problem with it ever! I keep it maintained and this is hands down the best bang for your buck and extra spools are damn near dirt cheap!! Which helps because I can get the better line for what I fish for!! I have put this reel through heat, cold, salt water, fresh water, muddy water, the dirtiest water you can fish. And it comes out like a champ. Eventually I would like to MAYBE get a different reel but I’ll be honest… I don’t think I will. I can go for calico bass in the kelp beds and swap spools and go for carp in the lakes in the same day. I can’t possibly think of ever getting a high end reel when I use this against people who use a hatch fanatic and I’ll put fish them any day. Here’s to waterworks for making a kick ass reel!!! Thank you so much for providing this reel to society! I can’t even look at others with this in my hand.