I got my hands on a emblem pro 5500. That is one hell of a reel. It made me wonder why I mostly used a pair of Shimano 6500 for the past few years. The reel is nice sized with a hugh wide spool. I now understand why it casts so well for a spinning reel.When you hold it, it feels like quality. Best of all it comes with a spare spool and carrying pouch. Needless to say come spring, I will have one.