Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
I am still curious, HR, what the variation is between the III & IV. Too, replacing the SPINDEL! and bushing? It might be Orvis thoroughnees - I've been impressed with thier reel repair dept. before - but this is not the drag; it is the reel's fundimental structure. Anyway, this is history now that all their new reels are made in China and are not intended to be repaired.
Their reels are made in South Korea and the new Mirage series of reels are just as nice, if not better than my Nautilus, Danielsson and Hatch reels...