I am about to upgrade some equipment and I need to point out that Baitcasting has left me intangles whenever I tried baitcasting. But that was 20 to 30 years ago. I am thinking that the newer reels must be much better than I have ever used. I fish from shore and boat with 7' M or MH ugly sticks but ease of casting is important as I fish in tight brush and other structures, mostly on Arizona lakes.... Based on what I know so far I am leaning toward the abu 6500 and the shimano baitrunners. I have read about the okuma spinning reels but have found nothing on the internet that references nikko. I have found okuma reels but wonder why I am not finding a specific reference to okuma nikko. Does anyone have any thoughts about the okuma nikko, where I might find one as well as how it might compare with the shimano baitrunners.