I'm getting a okuma epixnor 30ef for christmas. While it may see some cats; its a medium outfit and is intended to be immediately used to chase winter walleyes, large trout and sm bass below the tailwaters of a large dam in Pennsylvania. in the spring i was thinking of outfitting it with 14# fireline and giving it a reel trial for channel catfish. At any rate, I'll give it a good checking out over the next few weeks ,compare it to what I have (and have had) and report what I think on this thread. Any of you guys use the epixnor?