Sorry Guys, I can only give you a bench review for now. I haven't had a chance to get out and fish since I got it back. I am very happy with the results. The frame is beef. Free spool is greatly improved, I believe largely because you have a true center, in addition to the fact Craig flushes the grease and runs TSI Hot Sauce. In my case they replaced the bearings (and serviced all aspects). I loaded the spool with 100lb to a topper of 50 yds of 130 hollow. Since this was intended for 80#, I gradually ran the pre-set up to 25/26 lbs at strike which produced 40# at full, and it still maintained free spool. I'd have to say the 200 bucks was worth the investment to breath new life into a dust collector, and the service was stellar.