Got my last reel of the year or until my wife hopefully gets me a 6500 for our anniversary. I now have 2 PENN 320'S and 2 7000c3's and I'm ready to go river fishing. I won this reel on EBAY about a week or so ago for 78.00 counting shipping, didn't expect to recieve it for at least another 2 or 3 days so it was a nice suprise when I found it setting on the kitchen counter when I got home from work. It's in wonderful shape, don't look like it's been used one bit, has all the paperwork and the original box with it. Now all I need is for it to get warm here in the St. Louis area and hopefully I'm ready to go fishing. But I discovered and realized 1 thing having the equipment don't mean anything---all it would be is like expensive jewelry around your finger//usless and only to look at unless you put it into action. So hopefully I will take advantage of where I live and the equipment that I have and go out and fish.