I have a Concept A on a Castaway Skeleton. I've had it for about a year, fished it mostly in freshwater but it's seen a little saltwater duty also. I've been very happy with it and would buy another. It is very smooth, the cork handles have held up really well, the drag can be turned up to over 20 lbs and the braking system is top notch. My wife was able to cast it repeatedly without backlashing it and she's never thrown a baitcast before (after her success with the Concept A she picked up my Calcutta but before i was able to stop her she let one fly and immediately ended up with a huge backlash that i had to cut out to clear). The Concept A will launch baits with a little weight to them but has no problem throwing weightless flukes or other light baits. Overall, i've been happy with it and would recommend their reels.