As others have said, you are truly lucky to have a wife that supports that kind of taste in gear. I have been married 42 years and I doubt if my dear wife will ever come up with that suggestion, even though she knows that I would dearly love to have one of those reels. I'm the kind of guy that would probably buy it, fish it a couple of times and admire it but buy the solid black version as well and fish it everywhere without worry. The first ding
in that fancy paint job would kill me and it would happen in the situations that I have fished up to now. Beautiful reels.
Hope you enjoy the reel.