Here is another one of the Bull Red's I caught. The water was a chilly 58 degrees. The tide was at the end of an outgoing tide. All 9 Bull Reds were caught before noon.
After my disappointment with the Ningbo Reel - I purchased a Mitchell Full Runner 6500 - and was able to take it out today. It preformed tremendously. The drag was smooth and I am very pleased with it. I purchased it off of Ebay for $41.00. I will be getting one or two more for next year.