Re: Nautilus CCF
I've got one of their NV series on my 6 weight that I use for salmon up here. Incredible reel with a great drag and pretty much indestructible. From what I understand, the CCF drag system is pretty much the same on the two reels. I've had mine in about the worst conditions imaginable, and it handled it all without any problems. Buttery smooth is the best description I've seen of how this reel feels.
One thing I did notice with mine was that it seemed to need a little bit of break in on the drag. When I took it out of the box the drag wouldn't go very light. After hooking a few Silvers with it though it loosened up and I haven't had any problems with not being able to adjust it as light as I want - and it will still crank down tight enough to stop a freight train.
After using my NV hard for a season, I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a great US made reel that can handle just about anything.