Few weeks back I purchased a couple of Okuma Star Drag Reels model CSD 12S along with matching Okuma jigging rods Model CJC 561 XXH 5'6" rods. The rods are really stiff and have good action. The reels seemed to work OK but customers made comments that they where hard to reel in. One of the reels the crank handle broke into two pieces. The metal looks like pot aluminum. I will post later in the season on how well the rods work out. The only other reels that I had on the boat where 3/0 Avet lever drags and there is no comparison between the smaller Okuma Star Drags. The Avets are smoother and easier to reel in. The down side is the Avets are heavier.