I upgraded my ambassador 6500's today to Penn 965's. My dad and little brother have been using the 965's for years with no problems to speak of while it seems every year I have to replace parts on my 6500's.
Anybody eles got a favorite reel they use for kings.
Also got myself a new GL2 G-Loomis Mag-heavy fast action rod today. can't wait to get out and beat the water up at clear creek in a couple weeks.