Anyone have any experience with heavy spinning reels? My girlfriend needs one for fishing the larger channel cats and/or flatheads we find in our local river and casting/trolling 6/8/12 inch musky baits. I wish she would learn to use either my C3 or C4, but she refuses and says she wants a spinning reel instead. So far we've looked at a couple on the cabelas site and she likes the Okuma Oryx ( http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/horizontal-item.jhtml?id=0023726317075a&navAction=jump&navCount=2&indexId=cat20333&podId=0023726&catalogCode=IE&parentId=cat20333&parentType=index&rid=&cmCat=MainCatcat20166&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fcatalog%2Fitem-link.jhtml.2_A&_DAV=http%3A%2F%2Fa1460.g.akamai.net%2Ff%2F1460%2F1339%2F6h%2Fwww.cabelas.com%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcontent%2FPod%2F02%2F37%2F26%2Fp023726ii01.jpg&hasJS=true ). Her decision is based mostly (yeah right, solely) on appearance and not function. I know the Okuma reels are fairly new and their longetivity has yet to be determined. I'm planning on mating whichever reel she ends up with on either a 6-6 or 7ft heavy rod and spooling up either 25 or 30# Fireline. Any input from someone using a heavy spinning real for casting large crankbaits, spinners or fishing catfish is greatly appreciated.