Re: lefty kreh ross reels
EEEENNNNNHHHH!!! stop! The Clearwater reel is/used to be made by Orvis and is no where near the quality of anything ross has ever made. The outside part of the spool is cast aluminum and the backside of it is molded plastic glued onto that aluminum part. The gluing can separate under tension from the line wrapped onto the reel or due to time and heat working on the glued joint.
Did you mean Ross Worldwide's Flywater reels by any chance?
And yes the Lefty Kreh signature rods from TFO are fine pieces of equipment. They have a good warranty and will serve you well.