Whether you fish for fun, weekend tournaments or you are a highly dedicated competitive angler like me...the REVO S is up to the task. The drag is strong and feeds evenly. The ability to adjust the drag on the fly with the star drag is flawless. As far as castability, I have used this reel for everything from braided line to light plastics to swimbaits. Performance has not wavered in any instance. I have tested the reel in both fresh and salt water conditions, catching fish from Largemouth Bass to Leopard Sharks. The confidence you have when you hook into a challenging fish is unparalleled in its class. As long as you maintain this reel, it will last many years and land memories that last even longer!! Maintenance is effortless with the ease of which the reel provides access to all of its moving parts. I highly recommend this reel to ANY angler! You can spend more money if you like, but this reel flat out gets it done!