I had a very frustrating day on the water with my Sage combo, and am ready to try another reel. I have an old (maybe 1994-95?) Sage Graphite II Discovery rod, 9 ft, 6 weight, that came with a Sage 106M reel. I hate that reel, sorry to say. The click is deafening, and my drag doesn't seem to work, so it's like a rimfly reel. Time for an upgrade on the reel. I am looking for something that matches the Sage DS, weight-wise, and hopefully below $150. BTW, I am not in a great hurry to get this, so I have time to shop, research, etc. I'll probably keep my eye on the classified section for the right reel.