no reel likes being dropped in sand
even zeebaas and van stahls
i recommend the 4500
i think the 3500 is a little small for surf
i have all the baitrunners 35,45,65
and the 45 is my wokhorse
I agree, 3500 is too small. Should be good for catching snapers. I myself own a 4500 & 6500. I find the 6500 too heavy. Meanwhile the 4500 is perfect for everything.