We need tough durable gear for kayak fishing. Stuff that holds up and won't fail when we have a big fish on the line. I've just started working with a fairly new line of reels from Qualia, a firm located in California. The founders have been in the tackle buiness for years making reels for other firms. But now they have their own brand too and they are well thought out angler tools for catching big fish. The first reel is the NLF 30 spinning reel designed for inshore use and it's braid ready too. This little trout is my first catch on it, of course that's when you get a little one. There will be more to come.