I like the airflo ridge and have had many friends have me try other things that they like. I am never concerned too much about distance because I can't shoot line further than the length of that running line. I can get out to where the fish are supposed to be and that works. If you want to try an airflo ridge, let me know...I might lend you one. If you want to try some mono stuff that I've got, I'll send it to you. I hope you are getting some sleep there daddy.