Well I was going to drop a few dollars today at Anglers Workshop on a Ross CLA #6 for a spare spey reel when Tall Fly Guy showed me this President. I never thought I would own a Pflueger either than a Medalist, but heck it was a great price for a large Arbor Reel. It's drag is not made out of plastic and heck it is for a backup reel. I plan on putting my old 6/7/8 cutter on it. Have any of you guys tried them out before?