I tend to stay 6.4 to 7.3. A few 8.0 to cover water... the rocket is golden!!! Smooth, great casting distance, cover a lot of water and locate fish faster. Wish I had purchased a while back. 1 or 2 more in the future!!!
It came very well packed and it feels great in my hand. However, I haven't had the opportunity to get on the water with it yet. I'll keep you posted.
I bought this reel for my son who fishes a lot of bass tournaments and he loves it. Very high quality!