Reels don't come more reliable than an Abel. Not only are they reliable, the machine tolerances are incredible, they are wonderfully smooth, and are beautiful. Lifetime reels with lifetime warranties that you can pass on to your kids. Take this to Alaska or any trip, and it will not fail. This reel is new in the box, unused, with all the paperwork. This is the Three Forks Special Edition, which is deep green color (kinda like the green on a Winston rod). Gorgeous high performance reel. A buddy uses one for beach fishing; he went from a Ross Evolution to a Galvan Torque then his Abel, and he couldn't be happier. Retailed for $550; new in box, yours for $325.