I would recomend the Rocky Mt. Orvis over the Cortland Pop reels. I've owned all three and have had the best luck with the Orvis. The Cortland Pop reels tend to get the fly line caught between the reel and the casset. I don't know why, but I've owned three of them and they all did the same thing. The STH was great, but I like the large arbor on the Orvis the best. You can also buy pre-loaded cassets from Cortland.