I finally got to try the akios f15 the other day. Nice reel. Very controllable.............I'd look at one. With that said I magged a couple old slosh's and upgraded the bearings. Hmmm....just like Garbo said. They smoke.........I have a couple 656's. No real world complaints that I can't accept. Little slow on retrieve and drag not the greatest in the world but I have never considered selling them either. I'd buy another if the need arose.