The SeaKnight VIPER baitcasting reel is one of the very best all-around reels an angler can buy today. They are SeaKnights most popular baitcasting reel for a reason. It's very lightweight, easy to palm, and comes in two different gear ratios.
The 6.3:1 is going to excel at a wide swath of fishing techniques, and we recommend this one if you are looking for a workhorse, multi-purpose reel. The 7.0:1 reel, on the other hand, will be better for you if you like to burn in topwater baits, or if you like to pitch and flip jigs or soft plastic creature baits. You'll get more casts in with the 7.0 ratio.
The VIPER is smooth on the cast thanks to 12 ball bearings and a dial adjustment for the magnetic brakes on the side plate. This reel is a great option if you are looking for versatility, performance, and reliability in a new reel, yet doesn't cost a fortune.