I'm minded to replace my Daiwa Emcast 5000, mostly because the line-lay is rubbish, it's getting a bit tired too (or I'm getting tired of it!) It will need to hold 300yds of 30lb powerpro. I'm not that bothered on make but I lean towards Shimano so they would be fave. As I understand it a Daiwa 5000 is the equivilant of a Shimano 6000, is this right? I'm minded to put £120 ish into the reel, wondered if any of you folk had any good ideas? Really needs to have an excellent front drag if thats possble for this sort of monies...