I got an abu 6500 cl big game back in the spring, I was gonna not use it for a few years just keep it in the box. But I decide to use it this weekend, and wow was I impressed..This is by far the smotthest reel I have ever casted, and probably the farthest. It has the dual casting contorls just like a rocket, so you got to set them both just right to get the best distance, you dont want the spool hanging to one side but right in the middle. The frist time I casted this reel I coul not even feel or hear the line coming out it was that smooth. I highly reccomend this reel for any one wanting a new baitcaster. Prices can run from 109 bucks to 129 bucks.