I haven't had time to fish with this new reel, yet. But it looks great and appears to be well made with very good tolerances.
Love this reel. For the bucks, this is probably the best reel I own. the drag is smooth. I dont know what they put in it but it's as smooth as my Lamsons and Abels. I got it as a backup reel but it's never left my Lake rod since.