Cobia Seeker, I believe that a regular 525 mag is around $150. I got mine from Hatteras Outfittter's that had several magnets added for more control. I think that it was around $170. It is smaller around than my abu 7500 or my Daiwa 30 SHV; which means that you can grip it easier than others. I use mine for fishing and distance casting. I keep mine on my Zziplex Vmaxf1, which is 13'4". I am currently around 500'. The draw back is that it does not hold as much line as other casting reels. Because of the magnets, it is a very good casting reel to learn on. Hope this helps. pelican man.