What rod did you pair it with?I took a brand new okuma komodo ss 471 down there a couple weeks ago and loved it. I set it up with 65 lb. power pro and ran a short leader of 40 fluoro. I had it on my jig stick and fished the surface iron almost exclusively because it was too much fun. My dad has been using a 300 series komodo fishing the calicos for years and loves it too. Can't speak to any other level winds as this is the first one I've used in many years, but my dad loved my setup so much he wants one for himself!