I really like the BB1 and BB2. I have the Inshore models, we use them in both Salt and Fresh water. They are smooth and will cast a long ways with just a hook and a 3" Croaker. They have held up well for me and we primarily use them Stripers and 5-6 trips a year on Reds. Tackle Warrehouse had them on sale for Black Friday for a good price, and keep a lookout on EBay, you can find good deals there sometimes.