Yea I know what you mean. I used the OJ 1500 last month, and was amazed at the smoothness and power of such a small package. Now I'm looking for something in between the 1500 and 2000 sizes...I finally had the chance to use one of the JDM OJ 1500 HG with a Fall lever last week. Man is that a sweet reel. Silky smooth. ALL the features work better than I had hoped for. It sold itself in the first 10 minutes I used it.
Got one on the way right now. It will be paired up with a very nice long fall rod. Can't wait to hammer 'um with it!!!
Given that you've already mentioned that you're looking for something more palmable, I would recommend going to a store that stocks them to actually hold the reel rather than rely on internet strangers. I think you will get a better idea with first hand experience holding them.I know this thread is about OJs, and I hope this is not highjacking, but I have not been able to get responses on how the Saltiga Star drag reels SASD 15, 20, 30, and 35 compare size-wise to the OJs...
Anyone been able to compare their sizes?