I have been changing some of my Crappie and Walleye eqpt. and have been wanting a Daiwa TD SOL for a long time and finally made the plunge. I picked up one SOL 2500 and a 2000. They arrived today and I think they will get the job done. They are both smooth as butter and seem well made. I paired them on a St.Croix 6 1/2 ft Lt. and a St Croix 6ft Med Lt. Will spool up with 10 lb.Suffix Braid and used for Walleye.Will probably retire the 20 year old Abu 521's now. Come on Spring.