Just picked up one of these on the old flea bay for £36.00, a few scratches but looks good to go in black and gold. I have an Abu 6500 c3 ct high speed which I find it hard to get the distance I thought I would achive with this reel. It was new when I bought it and is getting better with use and a few drops of rocket fuel but still not as good as I thought it would be. My question is how does the 7ht compare to the Abu on casting and overall fishing and is it user friendly. I am casting around 130 yards with the Abu with 3 mags and 2 break blocks but I use to do more with my old Abu 6500c with no mags, will I fare any better with the Daiwa 7ht. By the way my rod is the Abu Esprit 13 ft as you can see never used anything Daiwa before so any help useful. Sorry if this has been done to death before, just cant wait to try the Daiwa.