I have a lot of reels. And scant time to fish and trapshoot. My fave reel is a Scientific Anglers. For some reason the old style reels seem to attract me. This Tibor is a dandy. We use 6Wt as a minimum for smallies on my river. We occasionally see a brown trout in the spring. they will get lost in the spring floods and move down stream while the water is cold. Gonna fish a bit more this year... There will be a story to be told there... Has to wait for now.