Great value. Well made, the not-the-lightest-in-class weight is actually OK for rod balance. The drag is really nice... Except! Reeling in drag is quite high. I value reels that freewheel, or nearly so, on retrieve (fast take up of slack when fighting a fish), one can get them to spin with a whack of the palm/fingers. These Liquid reels you have to work at retrieve. I am writing Lamson to see if there is anything I can do to improve this. Oiling the shaft didn't work and I cut the nominal "click-drag" plastic finger, so they aren't solutions.
I can't really recommend buying the reels because of this, (some may not be bothered by the issue) otherwise I would say to do it right away.
Stephen, thank you very much for the feedback. As all of our reels are sealed they rely on a pressure from o-rings around the main spindle to maintain that seal. That being said, we can definitely tune the reel to your liking, please contact us at 208-562-1310 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help.