not saying they won't work, I have several and got rid of all my other spinning reels but I don't go to the coast. I just bought a used one that was used around salt water the line roller had to be replaced, this is what normally fails in the salt. The inside was a mess from salt and sand but cleaned up ok. They will work but are not sealed as well as the actual salt water models. Since buying a new one why not get a salt water rated model? I believe the Saragosa is actually the salt water model comparable to the Stradic.