Now that I’m stepping up to LR (from 1-2 days), I need to re-think my jig/popper setup. Previously, I used a Penn 25N (50# spectra with a 100 yd top-shot of 30# mono) and a Calstar 2708H. For my next trip (8 days this fall), I’m thinking that I need 65# spectra, with 100 yds of 50# mono. There don’t seem to be too many options for a tall/narrow reel that holds enough line. But I have a Newell 540 5.5 and Tiberon says that their narrowing kit would work (frame and spool). Is that a good option at $142.00? I’m also thinking about not buying a new jig setup this year because I already have two reels that would work if I can educate my thumb enough to throw jigs with a full spool of spectra (the 25N and a Pro Gear V52). In that case, I’d just buy a spinner (full of 65# spectra) for surface iron and poppers and convert it to popper-only once my skills allow me to throw iron with spectra. I saw a good deal on a Diawa Saltist 6500 and am leaning toward that instead of spending the money to narrow my Newell. I’d very much appreciate any thoughts any of you would be willing to share. Thanks!