I was at Cabela's today in Wheeling Wv. looking to upgrade my fishing equiptment. I looked at their display of ambassaduer reels. The one model 6600 record looked pretty good, until I handled it. The clicker is a flimsy piece of plastic. It wound pretty nice though, but for $159 I was kind of expecting more. The 7000's are made in china, I could'nt believe it. I ended up not buying anything. My old equiptment which has served me well all these years will just have to keep on working. I'm not sure what to do when it wears out. I don't mean to offend anyone that uses ambassaduer reels. I'm sure the older ones are excellent.