Yes that definitely is a flathead, that looked about the same size as my first one, I have been slowly working my way up in size. My biggest so far was only 15# but it was still a pretty good fight. congrats on the flattie
The reel is a 6500 CS Rocket. Very smooth. I had two more on order (only in the Pro Rocket version) but the dealer was/is having problems getting them direct from ABU. I waited for two months and then cancelled my order. Apparently they are reels that are not normally available to us here in the states and most dealers have to deal direct with ABU to get them here.BassMassey said:what kinda reel u workin with there buddy.....it looks like my 6500 but a lil bigger.......is that the 7000???