I'm looking for a reel for my 9 wt ugly stick for flipping on the Russian, Kenai, and Klutina. I'm looking at getting a Lamson Konik 2. I was suggested to me because it was beefy enough to handle the abuse. This is going to be my first setup and I like the price range of around $125. I don't want to break the bank yet and I will likely be making 3 up this way for the kids as well.
Is this a reel that is reliable and good to use for a beginning flipper?