i got the penn 220 gto's today. i have seen different opinions about penns on here but i gotta tell ya, that reel casts pretty well. maybe not up there with a 7000, but pretty darn close.. using a 7'6" quantum big cat on both we,re talkin maybe 10 yards difference. that may be a crude number because i was just castin across a feild but i was impressed. i have also heard about the major difference in casting without backlash. i did not have any problem casting the penn. for $53.00 i feel pretty good about it.