For the entire week in Canada this is where I worked. Twelve hours a day facing sun, wind, rain, and numerous risks from hooks and fish. Someone had to do it, I faced it as best I could, and had a blast! Wow those Emmrods performed like champs. Even the new spincast reel from Qualia performed very well, this reel should change lots of ideas on spincast gear. What we now have is a spincast reel when combined with an Emmrod can land anything an angler might wish to fish for with converntional spinning or casting gear.