Product Review (submitted on January 23, 2013):
Purchased the #3 a year or so back. Paired it with a 7 wt rod and I use it to chase snook and redfish in the Everglades. Wonderful quality, smooth drag, top-shelf cosmetics—no complaints so far whatsoever. The drag does seem overmatched against some larger fish, but that's not the reel's fault since 5-7 reel is light by Everglades standards. I'm told these reels were born in a freshwater environment, but this one thrives in the brackish and saltwater environment provided its rinsed after each outing. Will soon pit it against bonefish in Andros, and it's not afraid. Great reel, great value.