Just found website, now a 'fav'. Yes, thinking of adding a 'good' big fixed spool to my Abu as a rough ground reel. I fish with 35lb braid, and 20lb snood in the Menai Straits and want to use same but with fixed spool as I find first pulls (i.e. before I have to put the rod down and pull for a break - I wrap the line around a wooden dowel to do this by the way! compresses line on multiplier spool making next cast iffy. How does the Emcast cope in these situations? Does anyone else use a good F/S? I occasionally use a very cheap one which vibrates something cronic and has a slow retreive but is tougher on the potential break. What other reels do people use?