The Okuma range has been met with brilliant reviews. The difference between match and feeder reels in general terms is ...... match reels tend to have a fast retreive. usually 5/6-1 rate. 6-1 ratio's do tend to cause line twist. Feeder reels are of a bigger size and more durable ie stronger to withstand the constant casting and retreiving of heavy feeders and have a slower retreive rate in the 4/5-1 ratio. All the above is in very general terms. You could use a feeder reel for float fishing but not the other way round. Using a match reel constantly with a feeder would tear the guts out of it.