I have started collecting Penn conventional reels. Yes, I've been bitten by the bug pretty hard. So far I have a 209, a 140 Squidder, a 500 Jigmaster, a 285, and some others I haven't actually received yet. When my Penns are ready to go, I will need to spool up with line. I already have some Power Pro in 65 lb test that I will put on my Ambassadeur 6500 C3. I just can't afford PP in the quantity I will need to fill these big Penns. Catfish Supply Company has Stren Magnaflex advertised on Ebay for 3000 yards of 40lb for $9.95. That's certainly cheap enough, but is it a good line for chasing channels and flatheads? Is 40lb mono a good choice, or should I get something heaver? My background -- I haven't done any serious fishing for several years, and I've never targeted big cats before now. I've always been oriented towards spinning rigs, but will be using these Penn rigs for the big cats. Thanks for your help, everybody!