I have been using a couple of these new reels and I have to say they are awesome. I will be giving you my review of the cu2001hg model. The reel has a very smooth retrieve and the reel casts very well. The svs infinity braking system gives you a lot of control over the braking system and you have a near infinite setup. The reel palms well and is very comfortable to palm and feels very solid. These reels work well for multiple applications. I have used them for every thing from swim jigs and square bills to fan casting jigs and soft plastics. I am sure this reel in other ratios will work just as well.