I'm looking at getting myself a new AVET MXJ 6/4 (LOVE the 2-speed) but I'm having a hard time figuring out whether or not to get the "raptor" model, with the extra drag capacity.
AVET's specs say the regular (non-raptor) reel has a strike/full drag of 9/14 pounds or 23/31 for the raptor model. Is the extra drag needed? Bargains aside, the price listed on AVET's site is $280 versus $420...a significant difference.
(Full reel specs here: http://www.avetreels.net/MX_SERIES_REELS.html )