I have 3 400 calcutta reels and one 700. I would highly recommend the 400's.I use them for just about all my inshore fishing. They are smooth, light and flawless, if you keep them serviced. The 700 is another story all together. I use it for striped bass in the montauk rips, live lining large baits for bass, jigging cod on the George's banks and blackfishing. I do not recommend this reel. The problem is the free spool button. It will not go into free spool if there is pressure on the line, such as when you hang up. The only way to get to free spool is to loosen the drag. Also, the reel has on numerous occassions slipped into free spool while fighting a fish. I have had the reel serviced to attempt to fix the problems, but results have not been satisfactory. Stick to the 400 line and look for another reel for this size.