Was excited to go purchase one of these. When I had it in my hand things changed. It looks Great and made well but when you tighten up the drag it also makes it harder to reel line in. So the spool is just on a shaft with tension on it. Whatever tension you have on for drag you also have to wind against. The Clam Genz is not this way. I do love the amount of room between the spool and rod though.