Paired with my 6wt Helios3F rod, this reel is about as good as it gets. Insanely lightweight, great retrieve, and the drag is about as simple and straightforward as it gets. I will say that I've reached the limit of the drag on this reel with a few >23in rainbows, recently. My 5wt Micra 5 reel has a bit more substantial drag in comparison. I guess thats the trade off on the weight.
In the world often the best of a product segment is thousands of dollars, but in fishing, this is the top of of the top. Artlike beauty, precision craftsmanship, and works flawlessly. This reel makes even not catching fish an enjoyable event, and of course when they begin to strike, well it reels them in perfectly.