This reel is pretty light for a 7/8, weighing in at 5.5 ounces. I loaded it with Rio Atlantic Salmon & Steelhead line, and did, however, notice one foible out of the gate. On average, 7/8s from other brands hold 200 yards of 20lb. backing versus the 120-yard capacity of the .44 Mag. In my opinion, the spool could be deeper. Luckily, none of the fish I hooked drained the reel, and though I'd say 120 yards is fine most of the time, it's always nice to have that extra 80 yards when you're talking steel, bonefish, or false albacore...just in case.