Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
I have asked this same question too and have found no one on this Forum who owns one. Recently there was a best reel thread: 2013 8-Weight Challenge: Fly Reel Review / Trident Fly Fishing in which the F1 was very highly rated....
I just read the challenge, and the F1 was rated relatively low -- the main complaint being the strength of the drag. I realize that any drag is likely sufficient for trout fishing, but if you are going through the trouble of creating a very expensive sealed drag, why not make it strong enough to meet industry norms? Doesn't the Nautilus FWX also have a sealed drag and suffer from a weak top-end? Hmmm.