Thanks for the update, looks like it's a good reel. However I would not put off the BG-90 that easly, I have a spool with 60lb line on one of them and I have caught 20KG fish (Barramundi) on that one with the spool jamed shut, so it is a reel as tough as they come.
On the other spool loaded with 20lb line I have taken a few screamers, if I had to fish Sailfish with a fixed spool reel this would certainly be my choice.
Fancy you should say, 14yr old taking a fish on 17lb line, or a lady taking a 900+lb Marlin on 9lb line, so there bang that head against the wall again
but then they would have had an overhead with some more line and a very good boatman.
I am certainly NOT a Shimano Fan, and went in for the Van Stall against the Stella, which I found deffective...
Besides I am still looking for spares for my 50W Tiagras, now all my Big Game tackle is Penn International II, Fin-Nor and Everol.