great reel without breaking the bank
I have mostly Lamson and Ross reels but I wanted to save a few bucks on a reel and spools for my 6 wt so I gave this a go. I have had it a little under a year and it still works like it did day one. The drag seems to keep the elements and any drag out just fine and the machined aluminum seems just as durable as a higher priced reel. I have taken a few falls and dropped this reel a few times and it still spins perfectly. It is a little heavier than some of the more expensive options, but it actually balances my rod nicely.