I have an abu 6000 and a 7000. I have no problem at all casting the 6000, I put 2 egg sinkers that weigh total 1 oz. My 7000 on the other hand, I am having problems with! How much weight do you use to cast a 7000? I have it on a catfish ugly stik, 7ft long with 50lb braided line, and it is spooled full. Thanks and have a great day!