Pete Maina reels rock! I have a couple that are 10+ yrs. old with nothing but normal preventive maintinance! I have the other brands mentioned and they get way less playing time than my good old reliable Pete maina Cheapo's! I just have had good luck with them and have no reason to change! No Problem with the old Pete Rods either! Anyone have any they want to get rid of let me know! I'll work a deal with you!