Spring and Pawl?
Nomenclature Opinion: Often anglers refer to classic Hardy-style reels as well as contemporary reels derived from that concept as being,"click and pawl" reels. I am not sure that is quite right...are they not "spring and pawl" reels that generate a "click" as a function of their "line over-run" prevention mechanism? They have no "drag", they have a marginally adjustable "check". Drag is applied by the use of ones' fingers on the spool or line and the angle the rod is held in as a fish takes line.
What is your opinion and your favorite example of this type of design new or old? Not to compete with Ard, but what is the most unlikely fish you have brought to hand with such a reel?