Great reel, great value! We had the luck to test the Allen Kraken in Cuba earlier this year and for what we did with it’s a great reel. Great for several reasons, it’s light, it stops a fish’s run, it’s reasonably priced and it’s good looking! We’ve used it for Bonefish, and Jacks, two species that like to make a run once they are hooked. Bones over 6 pounds are common in San Lazaro, Cuba, where we used the reel and it was not a problem for the Kraken. We used it on a Sage Xi3 #8 and it balanced perfectly the rod. Hard to beat for under 200$!