Re: The Odyssey; Like a Monet with Mussels on your reel seat.
I have and use an Odyssey III and agree completely. The drag on anything I have ever hooked is amazing. Smooth as silk and absolutely no flat spots.
If it can handle a 25 pound Chum Buck, fresh from the salt, the drag can handle anything the pole will be able too.
The Odyssey is as good as any $500 dollar reel and better than most.