For the love of Hardys
I know a lot of hardcore salmon / steelhead guys love the click drag hardy reels for big searun salmonids. I haven't weaned myself from disc drags yet but am considering a new reel for my fall trip and thought I would solicit the opinions of the hardcores on this list.
Others I am considering include Islander, Lamson Lightspeed #4, Bauer. For drag-equipped reels I am leaning toward the lightspeed due to the ultralarge arbor design to double for albacore and bonito in the atlantic.
There I go again with the delrin addiction.