My buddy uses the big Redington, it is a good reel at a great price and is definitely not too big ( I'm not sure that would be possible!). My only recommendation would be to get the black finish - NOT THE GOLD! At times, though he may be hundreds of yards away an errant ray of sunlight reflects off his hunk of gold and damn near blinds me. I'm not sure but I think it is responsible for at least two car accidents on the Trans Canada Highway alongside the Graveyard pool on the Thompson!
Tight lines - tyler.
Still Living Large!