Getting an Okuma Epixnor for an early christmas present (gotta love my mom!):smile2: I will have it by the weekend and I'll be putting it through the paces dragging bronzebacks out of my winter bass spot! I'll let the board know what I think of it. all the 'net reviews indicate it is one sweet reel. it might almost make up for the entire week, I'm being dragged off for a work trip. and sadly, fishing is not allowed. going to be a long WEEK!