Originally Posted by moucheur2003
They were one of the leading models of freshwater reels for many years and are very sturdy. The only thing you need to be careful of is keeping the exposed caliper brake clean. Don't let it get any sand or grit in it, or any lubricant on the brake pads.
Just a addition, you do need to apply a touch of neadsfoot oil on the cork break at the end of season to keep them soft. ( neadsfoot, my spelling is lacking )