Product Review (submitted on March 15, 2013):
I love this reel. Bought mine used on ebay, it's a little nicked up. I was worried about it's functionality due to it's appearance. It's now my favorite reel. The drag is so smooth. First fish I hooked into was bigger than anticipated, and I was using 6X tippet. Unfortunately I didn't have the drag set right, and a few head-shakes later he broke me off and went his way. I adjusted the drag, and it wasn't long before another big brown gulped my fly. This time the reel flawlessly protected my tippet with the drag set just right. He took to the current and before I knew it I was down to my backing, but I was able to control him and before long he was in the net. I'm positive my other reel would have failed in that situation.