I'm taking along the two types of Qualia spincast reels, the MuL 10 and the DM 40. Both should be wonderful on the waters of Lake of the Woods. We will be staying at out usual place the resort we have stayed at since we were kids ( and that's more than a few years ago). Oak Island Resort has been there since the 1930's if I remember right. We leave in only a few days. Loads of driving, for me around 35 hours total. Well worth it and each year is the trip of a lifetime.