So how many Models do they make (?) and one is not made in their shop, ok????????????? The konic still has the same drag system as the top of the line reels. They are unlike many reel companies or companies that have reels made for them where most if not all are made overseas. Their customer service is great. You can call and the actually answer the phone and they answer emails also. So I will still stand behind my recommendation. These days it is hard to buy bad gear these days. Just gets down to personal preference and experience.