Due to circumstances beyond my control I have found myself bank fishing for Channels and Blues more then Shovelheads this summer.. Make no mistake I am not happy about it.. The rods I picked up were Ugly Stick catfish rods 8ft casting.. I have to admit Ugly Stiks fit and finish quality isn’t what it used to be. The rods were light and I wanted to pick up a nice light weight reel with a clicker to match up with them. Enter the Lews SuperDuty GX3 low profile bait caster.. 4plus1 bearings, 150yds/65 Braid, brass main and pinion gears, Lews claims 24lbs of drag but with brass internals,,, I have not tried to test it. Mine cast well, as well as my Komodo 364, very nice loud clicker, easily adjustable 6 pin brake. I have caught Channels up to 12lbs. Are they Penn Fathoms no.. but they are fun to fish with. Lews problem is the retail is $139.00 which puts it into competition with the Okuma Citrix... I have fished both and the Citrix wins.... but if you hunt the inter webs they can be found for $99-$109. At that price they are nice compact reels. Here is a size comparison to a Komodo364, Penn Fathom15lw and a Foxpro Fury. Yes I know the camera angle is funky.