Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
I fish this lovely spring creek special with Hardy's own Ultralite DD 4000 and SA's Mastery Textured Trout Stalker. This reel features a stacked carbon fiber drag, excellent arbor diameter to narrow width ratio and a captive, threaded spool lock mechanizem that I have really grown to strongly prefer over traditional Hardy lever and spring or, worse, push button and spring spool release mechanisms...it just can not fail. A great outfit where a combination of sharp reflexes and a deft touch are advantageous.
Totally agree, the new Ultralite DD and the CC are very nice reels.
I bought the 2000 and the 3000 click check reels when they first appeared, the spool design is excellent, the narrow LA spool seems to stack the line very nicely.
I also love the captive nut idea, does away with any end float, always amazes me when you tighten it up, how the logo is always dead centre.
I like silly things like that.