Def commited on getting this reel. Seams like a perfect heavier setup for up to 3 day trips or longer... i want to use it as a default flatfall / dropper loop rig mostly. Spooled with 100lb hollow with an end loop to heavy flatfall / yoyo jig / or even short 60 - 80lb flouro topshot for live bait if needed ( have a Makaira 10sea for 40-50lb) My question is on the difference and benefits of the narrow or standard. I got to hold both reels last week and am still undecided. The BV2-800N holds 450-500yds and the BV2-800 holds 600-650yds of 100lb hollow respectively. As it will be primarily a flatfall / yoyo / dropper loop (bottom fishing reel)... im leaning towards the Narrow as the capacity seams more than adequate and the easier line lay on the retrieve is evident. Yet i feel the full size still isnt exactly a "wide" reel. And the added line capacity and greater flexibility for 80lb live bait topshots occasionally is a plus. Also the narrow seams perhaps "too narrow" and looks weird on my 6ft andros heavy jigging rod (80-200lb braid) if that makes sense. The fact that the price and weight are the same only makes it more difficult. I guess my REEL question (pun intended) is if a "narrow" reel of this size is really that much of a benefit during a yoyo or fast flatfall or wahoo bomb FAST retrieve... or if I should get the standard BV2-800 and not buy into that... I will use this reel for west coast cattle trips on bluefin and yellowtail and wahoo, east coast bottom fishing for grouper, amberjack, big black drum etc, and maybe trolling mojo's for stripers.