I bought this off another site to throw on a old glass rod at the cabin, but ended up going with a System 9 instead. The reel is the same as the Hardy Viscount 150, just branded by Scientific Anglers. The spool has a bad/no spring on the spare spool so you need to manually pull/push it to lock it in place, once it is locked in place it works fine. LOUD!!! would best describe the sound this thing makes. $50 shipped to your door (lower 48). Pics upon request.