I have heard several rumours about a new Penn spinner that's being made. 1) the Z is going to be made off shore due to it costing to much to make here. I don't beleive it. 2)A totally new surf type reel is coming out, Phila. made. I have the 08 Penn catalog not seeing it in here but who knows. 3) A new internal spool Z-International to compete with the Vans and Zee Big buck reels. This might be the only thing that would make me happy! I think IMO Penn don't care anymore about small nitche Surf pluggers and there wants. I've heard their market studies showed that the Z didn't sell well enough and cost to much to make. Take your choice of the rumours! I'll believe it when I see it. I'm going to the main plant in a week or two and while there I'll drill a bit for info.