Re: question regarding reels...
I'm pretty sure i recall that the only noise made by both the Lamson Velocity and Lightspeed is by a little flexible plastic tab that contacts a serrated surface on the cap that seals off the internal drag. I'm pretty sure it can be removed (clipped), making the reel totally silent and not even slightly affecting the function of the reel.
I may be thinking of another reel, or maybe it just applies to the lightspeed, or maybe another one altogether.
But to begin with, I would say these two reels are gonna be some of the quietest out there. And if you think the lightspeed's are pricey, check out the Waterworks ULA's. They'z sooooooo pretty though.