Re: Scientific Angler System 2 reel questions
Vance, I've got one of those and they're stout little reels. I assume yours has a disc drag in it? The drag is surprisingly effective. A buddy has one and he's landed small coho with it. You can easily fit 100 yards of #20 backing on it with a WF6 line.
The old System 2s were made in England (by BFR I think?)--I have a 7/8 that was--but the later ones made in China are good too. A lot of guys use the bigger ones in the salt.