Admittedly, the ICAST show floor is a terrible place to truly size up the capabilities of a fishing rod and reel—they all feel smooth, they all look sweet, and I want them all. The thing about the Shimano Sustain is that it somehow felt more solid and lighter than most of the other reels we cranked in the very many manufacturer booths we visited. It weighs an almost impossibly light 8.3 ounces. Can’t wait to take it out on the water. At first blush, the Sustain seems like one of those legacy reels you can pass down to your kids. The price is tough, though.