Product Review (submitted on December 1, 2013):
I own two of these reels, a size 2 black and a size 3 grey. The drag is superb on these reels, although inexpensive compared to the more expensive models, you are giving up nothing in regards to the drag quality with the Flyrise. I haven't fished either reel hard yet so I can't comment on their durability, but the build quality is very good on these and I would expect they would hold up well. If you cannot afford one of the more expensive Ross models, this is a good choice and should serve any angler well.