They're decent reels that I would compare to avets. They're smooth, light, and has lots of drag. Only thing I dont like is switching from low speed back to high. Sometimes you need go counter-clockwise to get back into high speed. No biggie. I have 3 (20, 30, 40) and use them locally all the time. I wouldnt hesitate to use them offshore.
buy the 40 2 speed! great reel, smooth drags, can cast for miles, and a lot of drag! i was an avet guy but switched to all daiwa after i fished with the daiwa saltiest ld40 2 speed! i believe my daiwa is better than the avet lx 2 speed i sold!!!