I own nothing but Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6600 reels, and I love them, but I am looking to move up to a beefier combo for big muskies. I bought two custom 9' rods - one for baits up to 10 oz and the other for baits up to 16 oz. I'm thinking that tossing that kind of bait is going to burn up a 6600, so I am looking at purchasing either a Abu 7000 IHSN narrow spool or a Penn 965. Anybody here own either of these reels? I'm hoping someone has experience with both of these reels to help me make up my mind. Both get rave reviews on Cabelas's site. I want to keep the levelwind option, but I'm still interested in long casts as well as withstanding those long casts. Thanks in advance for your comments.