I bought this Penn Pursuit II, about 3 months ago, mainly for surf fishing.  It's a bit smaller than the Penn Pursuit, and Penn Fierce, which I also use.  I wanted it to be a little lighter, so my 11 year old son could use it for surf fishing. I have it on a Tidewater 10ft pole.  So far we have used it on about a dozen fishing trips.  Overall I am very pleased with this reel.  It has a very smooth and tight feel.

;It's very light and is actually very well balanced on this 10ft tidewater pole. ;My 11 year old has no trouble handling it, and has caught many bluefish with it. ;I've been using it a lot and really like it. ;Line retrieval is very fast and smooth. ;The crank is a very comfortable size for me and my son. ;I would definitely recommend this reel and I do plan to purchase another one. ;So far the reel still looks like new, I'll report back in about a year or so with an update on wear and rust. ;I expect it will be like my other Penn spinning reels, which have little to no rust after 3 plus years of weekly use in the surf. ;My overall assessment is that this is an excellent reel for surf fishing and I think it's an excellent value.