i bought a 2 piece 7 foot Meagaspeed from a local tackle shop around the New Year. At the time i was keen on the lightness and stiffer action...but would have preferred the nanospeed. I matched an Okuma Trio 20 with 4lb Power Pro to it . From the yak i found that the handle length was a little longer than i prefer, but this is not a real issue. Simply a matter of preference and custom.
My preferred line is probably Castaway. At 10lb rated bs and the thin diameter it is in deed a great line. i have used daiwa tournament in 8lb and very much liked it, but found that i got numerous wind knots. Now that has nothing to do with the strength of breeze! I'm speaking of my sloppy line management and Pavlovian reliance on an auto bail arm closure after a slight turn of the handle. w-i-n-d. Both Castaway and Daiwa are 8 strand braids, Very sexy! i have no doubt that there are several other brands of equal standard to which i look forward to experimenting with in the near future.
But with a 1000 Ci4 and Castaway I look forward to some fun, longevity and smooth running thru the guides!