From the CCR diving I've been doing recently, I've finally come to the conclusion that spools just aren't cut out for use as a primary SMB line. There's too much going on and the default for a spool is dropping to the bottom and making life miserable. The Fundies force was strong, very strong. I've persisted with spools for nearly 6 years, optimised the knitting, optimised the launch, but it really is pure pig-headed dogma on my part. Dropping the spool the other day was just the final straw and there's so much better technology available. I want to play with the new Custom Diver pocket spool for a while. Still convinced that the big Halcyon SMB is terrific in a sea where big is best and with no webbing loop to catch things, it works well. I really have an issue with things dangling off me, hence bungeeing the bailout cylinders back. I do want to see if I can mount a big reel behind me; needs some play, maybe even another bungee line! At the end of the day, CCR brings new requirements. Simplicity is one of them.