Re: New rod..Check. New reel....
I have the Nautilus FW5+. The one complaint I have is that my spare spools don't fit/preform as nicely as the spool it came with. It is also a fairly hefty reel. That being said, if I did it again I would have tried to pick up an original Ross Evo or a Sage 4560.
I have a Ross EVO LT 1.5 that I rarely use because I think it's ugly. I have also had a problem with the reel free spooling in extremely cold conditions. Not sure why and my local fly shop said that have seen rare cases of this especially if there is any moisture in the reel.
I do not own any Lamson reels, so no insight there. One of my fly fishing mentors swears by them though.
Hope that help
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