i just picked up a okuma avenger abs 65 rated for 25lb momo so i set up with 30lb power pro and it has a 22lb max drag. open face bait runner no birds nests like with bait casters .i payed 70 @ the bait shop for it wal mart has em you can order offline for 44 ish they have a bigger one a okuma avenger abs 95 that is even bigger and hold 30lb or 35 lb mono for 50-60 bucks ordered threw wal-m***. i also seen a abu garcia big game rocket bait cater there too for 80 bucks reel only. if you have not used a bait runner be for then you don't now what your missing . i always smile when my baitrunners start singing . so if you buy 50-80 buck reel + catfish or stripper class 8-10 foot ugly stick with some 30-50 lb mono. you should be ready to handle most cats depending on the size of the cats in your state, gl my friend .