I have a Bauer CFX 5. It has a really smooth drag. I have no complaints. It has a really big star drag set inside the spool so it keeps your running line from hooking on it as it flies up from the ground or a basket. The grag has a click set also. Seems to have a very durable finish. I have only had it for a couple of years now, but it has not got a scratch yet and I do set it on the rocks when I land fish. Key word being set, not drop and then kick around.