Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Independant of price, the DD is one of the finest modern style trout reels. Extra large diameter, narrow width, super smooth subtly fine tunable drag, incremental sizing to perfectly balance most any rod, it has very few equals.
Have you used these reels in the larger sizes? I was obviously looking at a Nautilus, but the Ultralite 7000DD is my second or third choice (ideally in the "guide black"... that shine might spook a bonefish). I am just curious about the drag system and resistance to scratches. Also curious about line capacity, as the arbor seems pretty narrow.