I have a Shimano Baitrunner 6500. This is one of the best reels I have ever used. Smooth, and very powerful. I'm mostly a die-hard Baitcaster guy, but it does come in handy sometimes having a good Spinning outfit, esspecially for using the Slip Bobber rigs. I highly recommend these reels. Does anyone else here have one of these, if so, what do you think about it?