I just received this reel from Jonathan Knapp at Solitude. It is beautifully machined. Stout as a mule. 6.3 ounces in size 2. Disc drag with the finest adjustment I have ever felt. No clicker mechanism. I haven't fished it yet and certainly won't be using it in the environment you have described. I just don't see how you could break it. I hope to have a more comprehensive review in the next few days.