i bought a new okuma several months ago. it was the cheapest version at catfish connection, and used for the first time yesterday. that thing sucks immensly. i can't get the thing set right to cast a 2 ounce sinker. the dial which regulates how smooth your line releases it set as high as it can go, and 2 measley ounces is too much for it. i have to cast it with the clicker on which is pretty annoying. just a word of advice, that model sucks or mine is somehow broken.