Holy cow can this sucker cast! I finally got around to putting some line (50# PP) on an Abu 6500C3CT Mag-Elite I picked up awhile back, mounted it on a Tica 9' surf rod, and took it to the Mothers Day family outing (with a bunch of other rods). Anyway us guys went outside to teach one of the nephews how to use a baitcaster, and I pulled out the Mag-Elite on the Tica and let-er-rip. First cast was about 100 yards, not bad as I had held back. Next cast a bit further, and within 5 minutes my 3 ounce bank sinker was in the top of a full grown tree about 150 yards away! WOW. I can't wait to match this thing up with a true distance casting rod.