The TeKota 700 and 800 have basically the same specs. The 800 just has more line capacity. I bought the 700 for Cookie (my wife) one Christmas, on a recommendation from Chris over at Sams Stop N Shop in OB. She nearly got spooled the first trip with it to the keys when a shark picked up a blackifin she was fighting out on the Islamorada Hump. So the next year I got her the 800. They are both great reels and we use them often when we go fishing for ARS and trolling the GOM. You may have seen them used if you've seen our videos on our YouTube channel.That was my next question my friend has some Tekotas 700 and 800 foresale was thinking of buying a couple of his ?