I've got 4 Abu's ranging from 5500 - 7000. They are great reels. I just got a Daiwa Sealine Series SH-47. It's about the same size as the Abu 7000 but has a retrieve ratio of 5.1:1. Man does that thing cast. I bank fish and casting distance is a big deal to me. The Daiwa outdistances and Abu 7000 by about 20% on a 10 foot rod. The best part about the Daiwa is when you do pull off a very long cast, with that retrieve ratio you get the line in alot faster. Anyways for those interested, Google it. Again it's the Daiwa SH 47. It's a light saltwater reel with levelwind. Costs a little less that the Abu 7000. It's good looking too if that matters.