I think any reel made by Ambassadeur is a good reel. I used a 6000 for a while and I thought it was great. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I have been beefing up my arsenal lately and only use a couple of Abus now. I'm switching to Peen reels for line capacity and brute strength. I still think that the Abus are great for lighter applications and for fishing when you make lots of casts.