Being more of a spinning reel guy I try to keep my eyes out for these. On sale at Cabelas (only place I can find right now) http://www.cabelas.com/product/shim...2%2Band%2B134788&Ntt=124994+133802+and+134788 1000 and 2500's - $154. Regular $219 3000 - $161. Regular $230 4000 - $168. Regular $240 Things I've learned. The 1000 is a great smaller water, smaller fish reel. The 2500 does great with reds and spec trout. The 3000 spool fits the 2500 if you want extra line capacity.