I have one. It spins like no reel I've owned, it only clicks in one direction, the spool release is a push-button much like Galvan Torque reels, the weight is something I find matches well with my various 4-5wt rods. The solid frame (not ported) appeals to me, -overall I really like it.i don't see people posting anything about the new Ross San Miguel??? Anyone fishing one? What are your thoughts about this reel?
I have just purchased the UDLA in 4000, 5000 and 6000. They are a marked improvement over the CA DD in every way. HC has used his experience in the World Championships to produce a superbly designed full frame. These reels cover everything I am likely to encounter. My slight reservation is venturing backcountry in NZ and encountering a fall - the lightweight design whilst conducive to modern performance rods may not be able to withstand the rough and tumble of NZ backcountry. A Galvan Torque will be sitting in the backpack as a backup. For modern techniques elsewhere, these are cracking reels.