I have been lucky enough to be able to fish 2 of them so far this summer. I have a 2 and 3. I recieved the 3 just as the kenai opened to reds an bows this year. Man I put that thing through the works for about a month. I used it, abused it. I was asked to be unkind to it and put it through its paces. It has not missed a beat. The drag does take quite a few turns to get real tight but I found that it adjusts in tiny incriments so once I have set my drag for the reds or bows I never had to adjust it the rest of the day. Nor did I ever worry about my drag while fighting a fish. I did not have to palm my reel at all. It was a pleasure to fish
I recieved the 2 about a month ago. I used it in place of my 3 for reds again trying to push it to the limit. Again, Not a single issue. I am so pleased with both of them. Now the big test for both of them is this fall. with about 25 days of river time coming up chasing bows and dollies they will be put through another wringer.
Just sharing some thoughts and info