My only complaint is the wind knots on my Battle 4000, Mines been underwater, through the sand etc and still works fine. But I'm not convinced that it is the reel to blame for my wind knots. Its not a matter of over spooling for me, nor is it due to not closing the bail manually. Its simply a matter of loose line getting on the reel while using lightweight baits that require twitching. My opinion is this would occur on any reel because when you twitch, it creates slack which you then reel up. I can't say whether or not some reels prevent this loose line from coming off all at once though.