I have my Spheros for yearssssssss and i only need to open and lube it down and that it..
Unless you are going to being a total break down on your reels, i wouldnt worry about how many parts they have
The spheros can take a drop in the water from time to time....i've done it and it still as smooth as the day i got them...
If you are set on getting a spheros FB model...then go with the 8000 it hold
more line and weight less then the 6000
yea i know it doesnt make sense but it does...the 8000 will make a great lure thrower...
now if you want to get a bargain....The spheros 6000 FA
is on closeout on a
few sites..and they are going for $59
they are brand new...
so what if they are the older model....they still work great