Hey, I know several guys on here use the pflueger medalist, and I want to start a small collection of them. I was curious about what weight line the reels can handle. I know you can go to the Cabelas website and get a run down but to me it seems the ratings are a little higher than you might want if you desire any significant amount of backing. Also, many of the older models are no longer made so I was just curious about what you guys think, especially for the 1495, 1495 1/2, 1496, 1496 1/2, and the 1498. I have an 8 weight and was kind of curious if a 1495 could match it well or not. Thanks for your input!