Waiting for me at my front door was my new Penn 309M. I opened up the box and there it was. The bigest dang baitcaster I have ever seen in my life. This thing is HUGE! I put it on my Berkley Glowstick to have a look at it. Looks nice but I think I bought too big of reel. I played around with it for a bit and decided that it will take some getting used to, figuring out what lever or button does what. No, I did not read any directions...I'll do that later.:big_smile: I might send this one back to catfish connection and exchange it for a 209 or a different model Penn.