I a little quid pro quo on the reel question (thanks for the earlier advice). I fish the Old Florida FW456 on my 6 wt nymphing rod. I have a high opinion of the overall workmanship of this reel, and I would tend to guess this quality extends to their higher end. Of course I can't speak to the Nautilus drag performance as mine has a standard click and pawl. The proprietors at www.thelowerforty.com, where I bought mine, raved about the value per dollar of these reels. I'm sure they'd offer an opinion on the Nautilus if they've fished it - just take into account what's in their best interest.