I have had 1 for about 5 years now. What can i say brill just about to buy another one. Still no back play and i have had some good double figures on this reel. Ihave had other makes of reel and they tend to flake on the paint work. The rear drag does what it is supposed to and mine is still in 100% working condition apart from one hadle broke when i fell and landed on it . It is a strong and robust reel i have yet to see 1 to compair with it cheers. Nigel jackson Preston lancashire .. Buy one you will not be dissapointed..