Had a chance to use these on a G loomis rod for 5 hours last friday on a charter. The rod was an old version, nice , cast well, but I prefer Samaki Extreme. It's lighter. The abu reel was nice, smooth, cast well, no complaints. Light !!. No different to my Stradic ci4+. Fins Evolve , 5 lb. I LIKE IT!! No bunching up like 40G, very smooth, cast a mile. A little thick for 5 lb like 40G. But it didn't seem to matter, Probably breaks well over 15 lb !! No wind knots or tangles. Im impressed !! Howard.