Product Review (submitted on October 29, 2013):
I recently took my Evolution LT out to northern Nevada and trusted it to tackle stillwater rainbow trout that were regularly turning up in the 20+inch range. I paired it up with a nearly 50-year-old fiberglass rod and watched this reel's smooth drag work wonders on those larger trout, protecting both my tippet and the old rod from the bad things that can happen when drag binds up and doesn't give as it should. Once it was dialed in for the proper resistance and the slack line picked up, I never once worried about one of those big fish surging and breaking loose. The drag gave consistently and cleanly every single time. It doesn't hurt that the reel is wonderfully light and beautifully built, to boot. Definitely another winner from Ross.