There's an ironman trip on the Yankee Capts. that starts on August 12 and will fish Halfway Ledge, Howell's Hook and Pulley Ridge. I messaged Capt Greg and he said the trip will be deep dropping during the day at an average of 650 feet deep. I'm not sure I want to buy an electric reel or hand crank fish up that far. I'm getting old too.Seems long for a manual reel, but I'm old. Post what you get.