I had a conversation with a friend of mine about this very reel, as I thought that it would be neat to try. However, he verified that the location of the twitchin' bar is in a bad location, especially for how I hold the reels. I place my thumb in the location that the bar is located, when setting the hook. Therefore, if I did that, there is the chance that I could hit the bar and pull the lures from the fish.
With that being in the back of my mind, I have decided to stay away from it. LOL I am going to stick with Shimanos.