This is a large fishing reel and fit perfectly on my deep sea fishing rod. I was able to connect it to the fishing pole very easy. Our YouTube video took about a minute and a half. I let Doug spool the fishing line in this reel because he has smaller hands than I have. He is able to do this much easier than I can. Our plan is to take this pole reel combination to the pier in St. Petersburg when weather allows. Spooling this reel was very easy and it is the smoothest reel I have on hand now. Doug loves it too and could not stop talking about it. We look forward to catching some larger fish off the pier with this great pole, reel and line. We did not have a chance to cast it yet because it has been incredibly windy in the Tampa area lately. If you fish and like fishing, you can tell when you are handling a quality reel and this is one of them. You can buy this great reel right on AMAZON.