The new reel got a very good feeling. Much better than the old model. But that is just a first impression. I hope it's going to stay like that (kind of expensive, so I hope I'll be happy on the long run). Most of my reels are Pflueger because I like the fact they are smooth. But this one is special. Now I'm thinking that maybe I have to find some money for the $200.00 model
. And pretty soon I'll order a rod from Dan Simms to match the reel. I just have to go to work for a while before ordering... damn.
About IG, there were some guys there, almost crowded, but still ok. There were two guys fishing small plastics under bobbers with very good results. And I saw a guy that caught a big bass (looked like close to 20", but I was far), probably on minnows under a bobber.