The Shimano CTE 101 GT reel is butter baby! 13 bearings, upgraded drags, this reel is nothing but smooth. I have used it for the past 8 years on my Steelhead rod. Loaded with 10b Maxima Chameleon it has landed small Pinks and the occasional king up to 18lbs. Everything about this reel screams quality and reliability. Now you can get one on eBay for less than half the original price. For $250 I can’t see another option that even comes close in quality and performance. If you get a chance to buy one, jump on it! You will not be disappointed in the investment. The only upgrade I have made to this reel was removing the duralumin drags with Carbon Matrix drags from Smoothdrags.com. Target price less than $250.00 depending on condition.