From what I could find on the web, that reel is similar to a Penn Senator 4/0 reel. Both are designed for trolling or bottom fishing, rather than casting. The only place I can think of where you might want to use such a reel is if you were after trophy sized fish in logjams or other such places where you would only be pitching the bait a few feet rather than making a normal cast. You also might be able to use it while drift fishing, although it would definitely be oversized for that. I have a Penn 4/0 Senator, and I consider 30# line to be the very lightest I would ever put on it, and I've never had any line lighter than 50# on it. I've used it a lot in saltwater, but never in freshwater. I've got some smaller reels that are heavy enough to handle 80#-120# line, and any catfish I need that weight line to bring in. So, I guess I'm really saying that it's not a very good reel for catfishing, but it is possible to find a small niche where it possible to use it if you absolutely want to for sentimental reasons.