RE:HOT new reels!
By professing my feelings of Loomis, I neglected to clarify that by mentioning that I only like their rods.
Their reels have never blown my skirt up.
Ideally, I would like to buy my rods from a company that focuses it's attention just on rods. The same applies to reel companies. Unfortunately, the big companies want their name on all of our gear, from rods to Sage brand lip balm. Maybe that's my dislike of things with the LL Bean or Orvis logos on it. I think this is the beginning of me turning into an old fart who is happy with nothing except for re-runs of Matlock and Murder, She Wrote.