I had many a trout on the medalist 1492. I caught my first fish with a fly that I had tied on one...Then the Ross gunnison came around oooahhh, fantastic reels. Now it's an Abel creek, very nice. What's next? Time will tell. So I guess my favorite trout reel is a moment in time, as kid, as a man, hopefully as an old man; A tool which brings me joy and peace, A pew in my church of life.