I bought a 12' big water casting last week and gave it a try Sat. I love it. That thing will cast a mile paired with a 7000. It's great for areas that you need to cast a little farther. It is also capable of throwing lots of weight. It's rated 2-12oz. May be a bit much in a boat but is just what I was looking for to fish the dams on the Ohio from the bank. Largest I caught was 10lb. and it handled it easily. Can't wait to try it out on a monster.