I've only use baitcasters this year, and I'd like to say I'm pretty used to them. I'm still kind of curious about how some of them behave though. For instance, what is the difference between a level wind and non level wind? I can't see any benefit of using a non level wind as of right now. I was looking at the Abu Garcia 6500 CT Premium Mag Elite and the description says it has no mag brake, so it's amazing castability (Granted you can keep up with the speed), and no level wind. Never seen a reel like this, it's gorgeous. My most recent purchase has been a 7000 Rocket, and I'm trying to get the most casting out of it. I'm launching 6 oz no - rolls but I'm still kind of heavy on braking. The less brakes I use, the further I will cast it, right? I shouldn't have to put a lot of muscle into it - that just causes me to lose bait.