|If your looking for distance in the surf stay with a spinning reel, that penn 320 is an exellent choice for an all-round rig (with the proper rod) I suggest a 270 calstar 7 or 8 feet, you know, a lite tip and plenty of backbone in the butt, or like a 15/40lb tiger rod in 7ft will handle ALL your salmon/striper/halibut/sturgen/rockfish Boat fishing. The GTI320 ain't a GREAT caster, (with the levelwind and all) but as a boat or pier rig its very suitable. The reason I wouldn't recomend it for crabbin or something as grulling as that, is, in the gear train the Idler gear is plastic, (and thats a GOOD thing) Because when push comes to shove, something has to give! and if you get your finger caught inbetween the frame and the levelwind while your hooked on the bottom it just may save your finger from being "popped" off! I have a 320, have rebuild it once "major" and once "minor" maintainance, (they do require a bit TLC) But I love it like one of my kids! Just remember to back-off the drag after every use and it should last forever, or until I need to rebuild it for ya!...mutt.
Tight lines to all, and to all a good FIGHT!!!